Author Archives: Todd Hunyara

Improving AS2 Security Using Secure Proxy

Securing electronic communications is of paramount concern for companies exchanging business-critical transactions.  A recommended method to ensure a high level of security is to introduce an additional layer to the process: HTTP Proxy.  A previous EXTOL blog discussed some of the benefits provided by a proxy for AS2 transmissions; this will focus on the EXTOL Secure (ESX) Proxy.

It is important to consider that Secure Proxy is not a generalized HTTP proxy to be used for all network traffic.  It is a lightweight, low complexity solution designed to work for AS2 traffic only.  Secure Proxy should be deployed within a “DMZ” where it can perform important security functions such as weeding out insecure and potentially malicious traffic before it ever reaches the firewall. Continue reading