Forum Sentry

Forum Sentry API Security Gateway

For securing your XML, SOAP, JSON and REST traffic

Forum Sentry delivers secure integration across channels, applications and infrastructure.

Forum Sentry is the industry’s only FIPS 140-2 and NIAP NDPP certified API Gateway product for enabling secure connectivity between users, applications and the cloud. With the industry’s most comprehensive built-in support for data formats and communication protocols, Forum Sentry enables companies to rapidly integrate internal SOA and external RESTful systems.

Adopted by enterprises worldwide, Forum Sentry API Gateway is the industry’s most comprehensive and trusted solution for securely exposing enterprise services and data to consumers. Forum Sentry technology processes over 10 billion transactions per day in the most complex real-time environments that exist.

Forum Sentry technology is purpose-built and industry certified to optimize and simplify application modernization for any XML, REST, SOAP, JSON, and mobile communication. Simple point-and-click rule creation enables secure access to data and services with centralized enforcement of cutting-edge cyber security protection, identity enforcement, and transaction management.

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  • Data moving between your company and the your partners, customers and cloud providers must be protected with military-grade security. As your enterprise increases its integration, the attack surface area increases along with the risk of corporate data leaks. Using Forum Sentry, your corporation can protect against emerging threats, deploy world-class data privacy, enforce data integrity, and ensure that every corporate transaction is accounted for.

    Threat Mitigation

    • XML Firewall
    • Web App Firewall
    • Rate-Based Rules
    • Size-Based Rules
    • Embedded AV Engine
    • Pattern Recognition
    • Intrusion Detection Prevention (IDP)
    • Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)

    Transaction Privacy

    • XML Encryption
    • WS-Security Encryption
    • Symmetric Encryption
    • SSLv3
    • TLS
    • RSA
    • DSA
    • ECC

    Transaction Integrity

    • XML Signatures
    • WS-Security Signatures
    • DSIG Verification
    • X.509 Authentication
    • XSD Schema Validation
    • XSD Tightening
    • JSON Validation
    • Timestamp Validation
    • HTML Form Validation

    PKI

    • X509
    • PKCS #1,7,8,12
    • OpenPGP
    • SSH
    • Key Import
    • Key Generation
    • CSR, Self-Sign
    • CRL, OCSP, XKMS, CDP
    • HSM Security World
    • OID Extraction
    You have to know who you do business with and the extent of information that you are willing to provide to your partners and customers. As a successful company, the number of partners that transact with you continues to increase. Forum Sentry provides a flexible identity platform that lets your corporation rapidly utilize a variety of identity tokens. From social media and cloud-based OAuth tokens to hardened 2-Factor Authentication, Forum Sentry enables code free authentication, authorization, and access control capabilities for rapidly enabling secure data exchange.

    Message-Based Tokens

    • WS-Username
    • WS-Kerberos
    • WS-SAML
    • WS-X509
    • SAML
    • DSIG

    Protocol-Based Credentials

    • HTTP Basic
    • HTTP Digest
    • HTTP Form Post
    • HTTP Cookie
    • SSL X.509 Client Auth
    • REST URI
    • OAUTH

    Access Control

    • Central Authorization
    • XACML
    • Database
    • IdP and SP-Initiated schemes
    • Native Identity Adapters
    • Intelligent Caching
    • Patented Cryptographic Acceleration

    Federation

    • Cookie Consumption
    • Cookie Generation
    • Cookie Tracking
    • IdP and SP-Initiated SSO Schemes
    • WS-Federation
    • SAML
    • STS
    • Credential Persistence
    Forum Sentry API Gateway is designed to securely integrate clients and services, both modern and legacy, with comprehensive standards built in for optimal interoperability. Leveraging over 14 years in the industry, the Forum Sentry API Gateway inspects and analyzes transaction attributes in the request and response to enable policy-based enforcement. These attributes include: HTTP methods, protocol headers, message data, X.509, IdM attributes, and other dynamic attributes. This enables contextual decisions to be based on HTTP methods such as POST and GET, as well as contextual methods such as URIs, message data content, and any other attribute source. The integration features also enable API-based message enrichment where workflows, data transformation, and APIs can be extended via scripting and service aggregation capabilities.

    Standards

    • XML, SOAP
    • HTML, JSON
    • AS2, ebXML
    • SAML, WS-Federation
    • XML-Sec, WS-Sec
    • WSDL, XSD
    • WS-Trust, XACML
    • WS-Addressing
    • WS-Reliable Messaging
    • WS-Policy, UDDI
    • XPath
    • XSLT

    Data Mapping

    • SOAP-to-REST Conversion
    • Attribute Mapping
    • Protocol and Message Mapping
    • Identity Token Conversion
    • Data Aggregation
    • Node Encoding and Conversion
    • Transformation
    • Header, Body & Attribute Identification
    • X.509 Attribute Mapping
    • Database Mapping
    • IdM Mapping (LDAP, AD, etc.)
    • API & SOA Data Repository Integration
    • URI Mapping

    Protocols

    • HTTP, HTTPS
    • SSL / TLS
    • IBM MQ
    • Tibco EMS
    • JBOSS JMS
    • Oracle JMS
    • Sun JMS
    • Active MQ, Rabbit MQ
    • Solace JMS
    • AMQP
    • FTP, FTPS, SFTP
    • SMTP

    Monitoring

    Forum Sentry provides you with granular, real-time and accurate view into your corporations transactions with your customers and partners. With extensive logging, reporting and SLA enforcement capabilities, Forum Sentry can control traffic pattern between your application, cloud providers and users. With extensive throttling and alerting capabilities, Forum Sentry ensures that you are in direct and immediate control of your API traffic.

    Actions

    • API Traffic Reporting
    • Rates and Size Statistics
    • Latency and Throughput
    • Message Throttling and Shaping
    • Threshold Alerts
    • Enforcement time windows

    Logging

    • SYSLOG UDP/TCP/SSL
    • SNMP v3
    • JMX
    • SOAP Logging
    • Database Logging
    • Customized logging

    Transaction Accountability

    • Archiving
    • Logging
    • Reporting
    • Monitoring
    • SNMP
    • JMX
    • Custom SOAP Alerts

    Repositories

    • MySQL
    • IBM DB2
    • Oracle Database
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • HP-OpenView
    • CheckPoint ELA

     

    Hardware

    1-U Hardened Appliance

    • FIPS 140-2 Level II Chassis
    • FIPS 140-2 Level III HSM Cryptographic Acceleration
    • Dual Power Supply
    • Integrated Flash
    • Unlimited Cloud Capacity
    • 3 x Gigabit Ethernet (optional 10-Gigabit)

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    Virtual Appliance

    Fully encapsulated virtualized rendition of hardware system in a deployable OVA VMware system

    • Virtual OS
    • VMware
    • Cloud

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    Software

    Enabled for automated deployment and provisioning

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Solaris
    • VMware
    • Cloud