Understanding the Benefits and Limits of XML For Security Systems

Author: John Honovich, Published on Feb 02, 2010

While APIs and XML are useful for integrating security systems, their value and ease of use are routinely over-stated. This is nicely demonstrated by a recent contributed piece by a manufacturer in SecurityInfoWatch. The article boldly starts, "The days of security systems operating in splendid isolation from other organizational systems are over." The author explains that:

"Using the XML markup language for data exchange, integrators can, for example, connect an access control system to virtually any other information system that supports the HTTP protocol, regardless of underlying hardware, operating system, or programming languages."

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