Securing RSS feeds
Reactivity, Inc. has announced that they have technology to make RSS feeds inside an enteprise secure enough to be used for confidential business information transactions. So far RSS has been hyped only as a news/blog reading protocol, but increasingly RSS is gaining interest in the enterprise. Implementing security in the framework will help RSS to be integrated in the inner communication infrastructure of an organization.
Reactivity solution is properietary and most likely expensive. I bet an open-source alternative will appear soon.
We have made RSS secure in our open-source Dicole platform for internal communication between creative groups of people, but this is not an independant solution for the RSS problem, because the implementation is highly tool spesific. Anyway, our solution is one of the first to enable blogs to be used securely inside an enterprise.
I expect an open-source or otherwise free version for secure lower level RSS work to appear very soon. People at Feedburner, make it happen?