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Forum Systems to Present at KuppingerCole’s European Identity & Cloud Conference

By | Date posted: April 19, 2016

CTO Jason Macy to Lead Workshop on Identity Federation and API Security

BOSTON, April 19, 2016 – Forum Systems Inc. today announced that CTO Jason Macy will be exploring best practices in identity federation and API security through a featured workshop session at KuppingerCole’s 10th annual European Identity & Cloud Conference (EIC).

Taking place May 10-13 at the Dolce Ballhaus Forum Unterschleissheim in Munich, Germany, EIC 2016 is Europe’s leading event for identity and access management (IAM) and cloud security. At the conference, Forum Systems will also be showcasing its award-winning Forum Sentry API Security Gateway in Booth #S3.

“Mobile, hybrid cloud, SDN and IoT are not simple corporate buzzwords. They are paradigm-shifting business and technology drivers that have combined to revolutionize network architectures,” said Macy. “In order to successfully adapt to and thrive in the modern computing landscape, today’s global enterprises are eschewing the legacy agent- and adapter-based identity access control approaches of a bygone era. Instead, they are embracing API Security Management technology as the foundation for their identity federation and API security initiatives. We are excited to participate at EIC 2016 to share key insights and techniques to help other organizations ensure deployment success as they adapt these initiatives in our evolving digital economy.”

On Tuesday, May 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CEST, Macy will lead a workshop titled, “Achieving Secure Enterprise Identity Federation.” The session will feature a panel of industry experts, including KuppingerCole Senior Analyst Matthias Reinwarth.

The workshop will comprise discussions exploring the best practices for helping enterprises achieve secure identity federation. Also, experts will demonstrate successful scenarios exposing standards-based identity capabilities by leveraging existing network architectures in order to reduce costs and ease the burden of implementation and deployment. Attendees will learn:

  • The key technology foundations of identity federation
  • The benefits of agentless vs. agent-based solution approaches
  • How to unify their existing identity management technology, databases and repositories to build federation and SSO services
  • How to achieve hybrid-cloud federation through automatic conversion of internal identity management credentials to federate cloud credentials

Forum Systems is recognized by KuppingerCole as the only vendor in the API Management market “with a primary focus on security.” The analyst firm also stated that the Forum Sentry API gateway should “be among the first choices not just for government or financial organizations, but for any company with a long-term API strategy.” Additionally, KuppingerCole recently lauded Forum Sentry for delivering “a broad set of functionality in particular around identity federation and federated SSO.”

About Forum Systems

Forum Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks, Inc., is the leader in API Security Management. Providing centralized security, identity and governance for SOA, REST and mobile communications, the Forum Sentry API Gateway enables enterprises to manage complex API access in an efficient, agile, highly secure manner. Processing more than 10 billion transactions per day worldwide, and architected on “security-first” design principles, Forum Sentry delivers unparalleled protection against HTML-, XML-, SOAP- and REST-based vulnerabilities. Forum Sentry is the industry’s only FIPS 140-2 and NIAP NDPP-certified API Gateway for enabling secure connectivity between users, applications and the cloud. For more information, please visit www.forumsys.com.

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