Phil Wainewright writes:
RSS needs a bit of help to become acceptable to enterprises. Originally designed for publishing information to the world, it has absolutely no inherent security, which is something of a barrier to enterprise adoption for business applications. The other problem with RSS is a proliferation of formats, which creates a significant disincentive to embark on a development project.
XML appliance vendor Reactivity is launching a box today that provides an off-the-shelf solution to the security problem, by adding access control and SSL encryption to feeds. It can also transform any suitable web services output into the RSS format for onward delivery, thus solving the current dearth of RSS support in most enterprise applications.