Finally! What companies such as Forum Systems pioneered a defensive layer for through its XML Gateway product, Forum Sentry, and Crosscheck Networks invented for identifying XML Security vulnerabilities thorough its XML/SOAP pen testing product, SOAPSonar is now becoming mainstream.
Washington Post published an interesting article highlighting such XML-based vulnerabilities in a recent article titled XML Flaws are pervasive. This article highlights issues that Forum Systems introduced in early 2004. See white paper titled "Anatomy of a Web Services Attack." This paper cements Forum Systems as the pioneer in identifying a new class of security vulnerabilities exposed via XML/SOAP/WSDL-based technologies.