Lean Services is a buzz phrase I have been increasingly hearing in secure information exchange circles recently. But what is actually meant by Lean Services?
The Lean Services Architecture is an open schema-based request/response and event message protocol combined with a supporting architecture that provides a Services Orientated Architecture (SOA) in the operational and tactical military domain.
Within Lean Services, a schema defines the data exchange messages for a service (Lean Services Definition). To provide access to each service an adaptor is used to transform native message formats into on-the-wire lean services. In a cross domain context, a set of rules that must be adhered to are defined, which are called the Barrier Validation Rules.
In 2013, Nexor implemented a Lean Services Guard for an award-winning project. This demonstrated how Lean Services could be used within the context of an Information Exchange Gateway information protection service.
Using this approach, building information protection services becomes simpler – the data capture proxies and data validation services become common.
Are Lean Services applicable to your information sharing challenges? Come and discuss the concept with Nexor.