Forum Systems API Gateway Takes Top Spot in SC Magazine Industry-wide Group Test

Forum Sentry Praised as Pick of the Litter in NAC/IDM/DLP Review

Forum Systems today announced that its API Gateway solution – Forum Sentry – earned SC Magazine’s prestigious “Recommended” designation and “Pick of the Litter” rating in the publication’s 2014 network access control (NAC), identity management (IDM) and data leakage prevention (DLP) Group Test. Appearing in the October 2014 issue, the magazine emphasized that “Forum Systems hit a home run with this product.” 

SC Magazine goes on to cite Forum Sentry as “unmatched among its competitors” and advises readers to “Be sure to give this one a look.” Addressing any possible weaknesses, the magazine states, “None that we could find.”

These honors come on the heels of Forum Systems achieving Network Device Protection Profile compliance for Forum Sentry – the world’s first API Gateway to earn the NDPP-compliant designation.

SC Magazine Technology Editor Dr. Peter Stephenson lauded the Forum Systems Sentry API Gateway as a “comprehensive application security appliance that allows users to set up robust security over a variety of different protocols and data formats,” noting that “everything about the system was designed with security in mind.” The highly respected security industry expert highlighted that Forum Systems “is also unique in the sense that it sits in-line and functions as a layer 4-7 device. This allows it to maintain maximum security by getting a complete sense of everything flowing through the network.”

Notably, Stephenson applauded Sentry’s use of a console cable and serial port rather than a VGA port, saying “Sentry comes this way to enhance security: By communicating through a serial port, Sentry can completely lock down access to the kernel to make it tamper proof.”

“Whether it’s by attackers with criminal intent or from vulnerabilities like Shellshock in the products they’re deploying, organizations face an escalating battle to keep their IT systems up-and-running and robustly protected,” said Forum Systems CEO Mamoon Yunus. “At Forum Systems, a ‘lock down’ approach is core to our design because its delivers secure integration across channels, applications and infrastructure – and that enables secure access to data and services with centralized enforcement of game-changing security protection, identity enforcement and transaction management. We’re thrilled to earn such great honors from what’s widely considered the review magazine of record for the security industry. We thank SC Magazine, our customers and our partners for sharing the same vision of what constitutes best-in-class information security and privacy.”

Processing and securing more than 10 billion transactions per day worldwide, Forum Sentry significantly reduces the cost and complexity of centralizing security, identity and governance for hundreds of global organizations, including some of the world’s largest federal agencies. 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.

The industry’s only FIPS 140-2 NDPP-certified API Gateway for enabling secure connectivity between users, applications and the cloud, Forum Sentry is the first Layer 4-7 device to achieve NDPP security certification, and holds the industry’s only patent for cryptographic acceleration of security processing.

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About Forum Systems

Forum Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks, Inc., is the innovation leader in API and cloud gateway technology. The industry’s most comprehensive solution for centralized security, identity and governance for SOA, REST and mobile communications, Forum Sentry enables comprehensive threat mitigation and trust enablement, providing enterprises and government organizations worldwide with the foundation for achieving Secure Service Mediation. Processing more than 10 billion transactions per day worldwide, the NDPP-, FIPS- and DoD-certified Forum Sentry API Security Gateway delivers unparalleled protection against HTML-, XML-, SOAP- and REST-based vulnerabilities. Notably, Forum Systems products provide simplified integration and task processing with over 100 built-in, standards-based processing tasks. For more information, please visit