Forum Sentry

Four Pillars of API Security

By | Date posted: August 18, 2017

API Security is complex! Vendors like Forum Systems, IBM, CA and Axway have invested almost 2 decades of engineering effort and significant capital in building API Security stacks to lockdown APIs. The API Security stack diagram shown below is essential for rapidly locking down APIs. In this article, we review “The Four Pillars of API Security” — SSL, Identity, Content Validation and Architecture.

API Security Stack

Before addressing the Four Pillars of API Security, it is essential to recognize that a robust PKI is a must for enterprise-grade API Security. Without proper key life-cycle management, the API Security Pillars cannot be built.

Once a solid PKI foundation is in place, an organization can build API Security Pillars on this foundation. Without a robust PKI foundation to stand on, API security pillars will collapse. With a solid foundation and strong pillars, a corporation’s API attack surface area is significantly reduced. To deploy API Security, we recommend the following four pillars:

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Forum Systems Drives Secure Enterprise-to-Cloud Integration with Industry-first Google Analytics, Policy and Identity Capabilities

By | Date posted: December 8, 2015

New Features Advance State-of-the-Art in API Security Management

BOSTON, December 8, 2015 – Forum Systems Inc. today announced significant enhancements to its flagship Forum Sentry API Gateway that enable enterprises to achieve seamless, secure integration with multiple cloud providers while satisfying users’ ever-increasing demands for anytime, anywhere mobility through the flexibility of Single Sign-On (SSO).

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Leading European Analyst Firm Recommends Forum Systems for Companies with Long-term API Strategies

By | Date posted: May 28, 2015

KuppingerCole Deems Forum Sentry Worthy of “Evaluation by Any Organization Looking for the Highest Grade of Security and Reliability”

Forum Systems Inc. announced today that leading European analyst firm KuppingerCole has recommended the company’s award-winning Forum Sentry, stating the 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.” Read more

Forum Sentry Tutorial – How to Install Forum Sentry Software

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The Forum Sentry comes in both purpose-built hardware with HSM for Cryptography offload in a 1U high hardened appliance, a variety of software versions and as a virtual machine. For this tutorial, we will show you how to install Forum Sentry on 32Bit CentOS machine, which is actually running as a VirtualBox on 64 Bit Ubuntu Machine. This example shows both, native Linux installation and how to create your own corporate virtual image vs utilizing Forum Systems virtual image. Read more