On April 6th 2004 OASIS ratified the WS-Security specifications. This is an important step for the adoption of Web Service technology as it is one of the building blocks of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). It seems that Gartner shares this opinion: Gartner Advise Enterprises to Adopt Web Services Security (WS-Security).
I think in the near . . . → Read More: WS-Security is Final