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Applying SOA to an E-commerce System and Designing a Logical Security Framework for Small and Medium Sized E-commerce based on SOA


The existence of E-commerce cannot be imagined in 1994 as it took off. Granting to the study conducted by Assocham  in 2013, the increasing internet penetration and availability of various payment methods boosted the E-commerce's. It further expresses that, India's E-commerce revenue was $2.5 billion in 2009 and arrived at $8.5 billion in 2012 and rose 88% to reach 16 billion in 2013. The survey estimates that, it reaches $56 billion in 2023.

The new E-commerce models are more elegant than the traditional ones, to achieve more profits.  E-commerce systems are primarily based on networks and computing power of the users. At present, the problem exists in E-Commerce's are due to the frequent update of business operation. The primary driving power behind this is changing customer demands and platform integration because of the heterogeneous platform used by different enterprises.

SOA is a promising architectural paradigm based on independent services and these independent services can be combined together with each other to form more complex services in an enterprise. SOA claims to enable increased flexibility, interoperability, ease of integration and cost reduction in developmen. With the advantages, SOA is also endowed with ease for message tampering and unauthorized access. This makes the security technology implementation of E-commerce based on SOA very difficult at other technologies. This paper provides an overview of the various Service Development Approaches (SDA) used while migrating towards SOA and their performance comparison. Later, identifies and evaluates the flaws in the current security standard and offers a logical security framework for E-commerce based on SOA.