Forum Systems CTO to Present at SecTor 2012

BOSTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Forum Systems, a Crosscheck Networks, Inc. company, today announced that CTO Jason Macy will present the session titled, “Differences between SOA/XML Gateway and a Web Application Firewall” at SecTor 2012 in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday, October 2 at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

Taking place October 1-3 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, SecTor was created by the founders of TASK, North America’s largest and most successful IT Security Usergroup. Canada’s premier IT Security Education Conference, the annual event enables IT professionals to learn from and network with the world’s most innovative, intellectual, exciting and entertaining security professionals.

While businesses are providing customers with new, innovative products and services, their corporate networks and data are becoming increasingly more susceptible to sophisticated cyber threats. Further, as organizations leverage Service Oriented Architecture and Cloud Computing, and learn how to best embrace the BYOD phenomenon, typical enterprise network threat analysis lacks the awareness and in-depth content knowledge of data delivered over REST, XML, JSON or SOAP.

Security for these data formats is different from any other network technology component, and requires deep content inspection and actual document parsing. During his session, Macy will discuss the differences between SOA/XML Gateways and Web Application Firewalls, examine the benefits of Security Gateways and explain the inherent limitations of WAFs. Additionally, he will explore and demonstrate counter-measure techniques each organization should take in order to keep their valuable data and back-end systems safe and secure.

Forum Systems has a rich heritage in SOA and XML security. Processing more than one billion transactions per day worldwide, Forum Systems’ flagship Forum Sentry Security Gateway drives secure B2B exchange for hundreds of organizations worldwide in market sectors including federal and state government, telecommunications, financial services and healthcare. Featuring more than 100 industry protocol and messaging standards, Forum Sentry offers out-of-the box capabilities that reduce time-to-market, and lessen the cost and complexity of centralizing security, identity and governance.

Providing FIPS 140-2 level security, Forum Sentry has been independently certified by NIST, DoD, and the U.S. Treasury, and holds the industry’s only patent for cryptographic acceleration of security processing. Additionally, Forum Systems was named as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: SOA Application Gateways, Q4 2011.

About Forum Systems

Forum Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks, Inc., is a leader in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and XML security. Through comprehensive Threat mitigation and Trust enablement, Forum’s family of hardware, software and cloud-based instances 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 products offer the industry’s most comprehensive protection against XML- and SOAP-based vulnerabilities. Forum Sentry has been issued an industry-first patent (7,516,333) for XML security functions such as XML Encryption, XML Decryption and XML Signatures using a network appliance. For more information, please visit