IBM Smash: New technology to secure mashups

IBM today rolled out new technology aimed at securing mashups -- Web applications that business users can build themselves by linking information streams from multiple sources.IBM also disclosed that it has donated the new technology, codenamed "Smash" (for secure mashup), to the OpenAjax Alliance of vendors working to create standards for interoperable Asynchronous JavaScript and […]

IBM today rolled out new technology aimed at securing mashups -- Web applications that business users can build themselves by linking information streams from multiple sources.

IBM also disclosed that it has donated the new technology, codenamed "Smash" (for secure mashup), to the OpenAjax Alliance of vendors working to create standards for interoperable Asynchronous JavaScript and XML technologies. Smash allows information from different sources to communicate, but it keeps them separated so that malicious code that may be contained in one data source is kept out of enterprise systems, IBM said.

"People like to take gadgets and widgets and be able to build up their own dashboards, which is great," said Rod Smith, an IBM fellow and vice president. "It is empowering people to tune their information."

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