Along with testing, web service verification helps to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability of service-oriented architecture (SOA) elements.
Our approach to SOA web service verification addresses the key concerns of
This approach aims to certify web services in order to assure they are not malicious to the SOA infrastructure and to accredit them in a vastly shorter period than is commonly done. It is based on industry standards, best practices, and our experience from working across many organizations, and it makes use of software tools for automation (as much as possible). This approach has been tested by and is being implemented by the Army SOA Foundation and is being actively considered as a best practice by other DoD organizations.
Verification and testing recommendations for SOA environments