Feb. 23, 2011, 5:15 p.m.
posted by yetanothergeek
How do you develop secure composite applications without weaknesses?
The first step will be to develop security-friendly patterns of development, a set of frameworks for creating composite applications with inherently secure components. SAP will do its part by linking future versions of modeling tools such as SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer to the security operations layer of enterprise services, enabling enterprise architects to combine services in various combinations without explicitly focusing on security issues.
SAP NetWeaver already includes frameworks to support secure programming. In addition, the SAP NetWeaver Developer's Guide includes a multiple-page security checklist for developers finishing their applications. The checklist leads off with questions such as:
Additional resources include the Secure Programming section on the SAP Developer Network (SDN; http://sdn.sap.com).