This paper provides information on security-related issues in integration of enterprise applications and gives an overview of the risks and counter measures to consider when planning and implementing security.
Organizations spend millions of dollars each year developing and acquiring enterprise applications to meet their business requirements. In the process of providing comprehensive solution, organizations typically deploy products from various vendors.
These products are developed on different platforms, installed on different operating systems, in different geographical locations. Therefore, organizations end up with disparate systems that are unable to share information between the systems.
Enterprise application integration (EAI) solutions bridge the gap by providing a common framework from which all applications can interoperate. EAI comprises the challenge of efficiently linking together diverse systems and applications across the enterprise, allowing the organization to keep pace with and respond to market changes in real time.
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