BOSTON & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Forum Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks, Inc., today unveiled the latest version of its flagship product, Forum Sentry. The announcement was made in conjunction with the OWASP AppSec 2009 Conference, the largest application security conference in the United States, taking place this week at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
Processing more than one billion transactions per day worldwide, the FIPS- and DoD-certified Forum Sentry XML Gateway offers the industry’s most comprehensive protection against XML- and SOAP-based vulnerabilities. Extending its data integration capabilities to self-service portals and Web applications, Forum Sentry now provides enterprises and government agencies with the foundation for achieving SOA federation. By fostering this deeper, more meaningful Web experience, Forum Sentry enables greater visibility into: real-time usage of services; billing information; historical usage and billing data; inventory levels; and product promotions.
“With the maturation of XML- and SOA-based deployments, re-usable Web services are more frequently being invoked by portals and Web applications,” said Mamoon Yunus, CEO of Crosscheck Networks. “Forum Sentry empowers more secure, efficient and seamless information exchange among back-office applications, Web services, and customer and partner portals – the hallmarks of true SOA federation – and offers users more control of their Web interactions.”
According to Daniel Sholler, Research VP, Gartner, “The goal of this SOA integration is to create federated models across a broad range of functions to provide coherent services that the organization sources internally or externally. This competency will determine the winners in future IT environments.”1
Continuing to set the benchmark for securing Web services, key new capabilities available via Forum Sentry include:
Forum Systems continues to support the widest range of mature and evolving protocols and industry standards. Specifically, Forum Sentry supports: sFTP for secure B2B and internal file transfer in legacy environments; AS2 for secure exchange of structured business data (EDI messages, XML, flat files, spreadsheets and CAD/CAM data) via HTTP or HTTPS; WS-SecureConversation for message integrity (signatures) and privacy (encryption) where performance is paramount; and WS-Reliable Messaging for guaranteed delivery, bolstering Internet reliability.
In May 2009, Crosscheck Networks acquired Forum Systems to provide an industry-first, comprehensive Web services “lifecycle” product suite. The companies’ products can be deployed together or seamlessly integrated with organizations’ existing infrastructure. In addition to Forum Sentry, the enterprise-class suite comprises:
Crosscheck Networks at OWASP AppSec 2009
Yunus and CTO Jason Macy will present the session titled, “Techniques in Attacking and Defending XML/Web Services.” Members of the media and market research communities interested in meeting with Yunus and Macy at OWASP AppSec 2009 are welcome to contact Bryan Grillo from CHEN PR at email@example.com or 781-672-3129.
1 Gartner, “How to Approach Integration in Advanced SOA Projects” by Daniel Sholler, October 7, 2009/ID Number: G00171058
About Forum Systems
Forum Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks, Inc., is a leader in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web services security. Through comprehensive Threat mitigation and Trust enablement, Forum's family of gateway appliances provides enterprises and government organizations with the foundation for achieving secure SOA federation. Processing more than one billion transactions per day worldwide, the FIPS- and DoD-certified Forum Sentry XML Gateway offers the industry's most comprehensive protection against XML- and SOAP-based vulnerabilities. Forum is a pioneer in XML security, and Forum Sentry has been issued an industry-first patent (7,516,333) providing broad coverage for XML Security functions such as XML-encryption, XML-decryption and XML-signatures as well as general security policy enforcement using a network appliance. For more information, please visit www.forumsys.com.