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).
Global cloud traffic is expected to more than quadruple during the next five years, according to the Cisco Global Cloud Index. Additionally, in its Visual Networking Index, Cisco forecasts that “globally, mobile data traffic will increase 10-fold” during the same time period. These dynamics and others underscore the critical requirements for the industry-first capabilities being delivered by Forum Systems.
“Cloud and mobile are today’s de facto computing platforms,” said Mamoon Yunus, CEO of Forum Systems. “Although enterprises have embraced cloud and BYOD for business advantage, they also demand much better control over this network traffic to ensure the security of back-office systems. Helping global organizations achieve this delicate balance, Forum Sentry offers seamless, standards-based, point-and-click integration with multiple cloud providers. As a result, enterprises can enjoy the flexibility of a hybrid cloud model while achieving secure cloud federation.”
Bolstering its best-in-class API Security Management platform, Forum Sentry, the new features announced today by Forum Systems include:
- Google Analytics Integration: Provides detailed API reporting and analysis via Google Analytics portal infrastructure.
- Two-Tier ADFS Kerberos IdP Federation: Forum Sentry API Gateway policy enables SSO and federation with cloud-based platforms by leveraging existing ADFS, AD, or LDAP repositories and converting to SAML-based cloud identities.
- Graphical 360-Degree Policy Dependency Viewer: Simplifies viewing of policies and dependencies via graphical display.
The addition of these new features extends the company’s leadership in state-of-the-art API Security Management, and provides global organizations with a centralized location for cloud federation, detailed reporting and analysis via Google Analytics integration, complete policy dependency visibility and advanced identity management capabilities.
Forum Systems’ Forum Sentry processes and secures more than 10 billion transactions per day worldwide. Featuring industry-leading identity management, threat mitigation, secure integration, and privacy and integrity capabilities, Forum Sentry protects and accelerates data exchange and API service access across networks and business boundaries.
Architected for deployment at the network edge, 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. In addition, Forum Systems holds the industry’s only patent for cryptographic acceleration of security processing.
Offering enterprise-class identity management, Forum Sentry provides extensive SSO capabilities. Producing and consuming identity tokens in varying protocol and message formats, Forum Sentry allows authentication and authorization enforcement – controlling privileges to services without requiring custom code.
Based on the strength of Forum Systems’ pioneering API Gateway technology, renowned European analyst firm KuppingerCole recently named the company a Leader in the “Leadership Compass: API Security Management” market analysis. Recognized as the only vendor in the API Management market “with a primary focus on security,” Forum Systems secured the top spot in both the Product Leadership and Innovation Leadership categories.
Earlier this year, a KuppingerCole “Executive View: Forum Sentry API Gateway” report recommended Forum Systems for “evaluation by any organization looking for the highest grade of security and reliability for their API Management infrastructure.” In profiling Forum Systems, the firm lauded its security heritage, stating “since the very beginning, the company has focused on mission-critical large-scale solutions with a heavy emphasis on ‘security by design.’”
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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