Strategic Partnership Enables UK Government Agencies to Procure Leading API Security Management Technology on Crown Commercial Service’s Digital Marketplace
BOSTON, January 26, 2016 – Forum Systems Inc. today announced a strategic partnership with Trustis to deliver its award-winning API Security Management platform to UK public sector organizations on the G-Cloud 7 framework. Forum Sentry, which serves as the foundation of Trustis’ API Management & Cloud Gateway solution, can now be obtained in the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) online catalog, the Digital Marketplace.
Established in 2012, G-Cloud is a framework agreement between the UK government and suppliers that provide cloud-based services. The online catalog is designed to facilitate the comparison of solutions, reduce HM Government IT spend, and increase the use of SMEs. Its objective is to simplify procurement and drive the adoption of cloud technologies by the UK’s public sector. Refreshed every six months, G-Cloud 6 and G-Cloud 7 include more than 2,500 approved suppliers offering over 22,000 cloud services which are published on the Digital Marketplace.
“It’s no secret that globally organizations are turning to the cloud to reduce costs, increase their productivity, improve user experience, reduce their risk, and more rapidly launch new services,” said Mamoon Yunus, CEO of Forum Systems. “But cloud computing’s utility and ubiquity is equally matched by its complexity which presents a daunting and vexing architectural challenge for many IT organizations.”
Yunus continued: “Her Majesty’s government’s introduction of the G-Cloud framework and its ‘Cloud-first’ policy empowers public sector organizations to adopt the cloud at the core of their IT systems. Their ‘Digital by Default’ strategy, which is shifting government interactions with UK citizens to the web, means that a modern API security-driven cloud architecture is essential. We’re excited to partner with Trustis to deliver strategic solutions in the Digital Marketplace that meet the exacting cloud security demands of UK government entities.”
For over 15 years, Trustis has been delivering cyber security and compliance solutions to local government, HMG, and commercial organizations across the globe. The company can address every aspect of a solution from Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) design and architecture to application integration, and deployment of complete online security and authentication systems.
“As an inaugural supplier in G-Cloud, Trustis truly understands the concerns and requirements of public sector organizations. This enables us to provide the best and most suitable security technologies to our customers,” said Robert Hann, Business Development Director at Trustis. “Forum Systems exemplifies the type of partner we seek to deliver on that mission. Serving as the cornerstone of our API Management and Cloud Gateway solution, Forum Sentry, helps customers meet their business and IT requirements by simplifying complex integration, and enabling secure access to corporate data and assets for consumption by mobile devices, web technologies, and business partners.”
Next month in the UK, Forum Systems executives will discuss best practices in API Security Management and showcase their gateway solution, Forum Sentry, at key cyber security events. These include the company’s fifth-annual London API Summit as well as SC Congress London 2016.
Trustis specializes in cryptographic solutions including large-scale PKIs, API Management, Identity Federation, as well as Security Compliance to serve the unique requirements of both the public and private sectors. A G-Cloud supplier since its inception, the company is product-independent, complies with ISO 27001:2013, tScheme and is ETSI Certified. For more information, please visit www.trustis.com.
About Forum Sentry
Forum Sentry is the industry’s only API Gateway solution with a “security-first” design that has achieved NIST FIPS 140-2 and NIAP NDPP security certifications. The Forum Systems API Gateway is designed for seamless deployment in any computing environment to enable communications among the varied layers of information flows in enterprise network architecture. Forum Sentry processes and secures more than 10 billion transactions per day worldwide for hundreds of global organizations and government agencies. The API Gateway combines API Management, API Security and API Identity features in a single architecture capability in the network.
For more than 12 years, the Forum Sentry API Gateway Solution has maintained a 100% deployment success rate with U.S. Federal agencies, foreign governments and global enterprises. Providing secure integration across channels, applications and infrastructure, it is the only gateway in the industry to have achieved the rigorous industry FIPS 140-2 certification. This designation is the highest level of industry certification and signifies that an independent review has validated that the entire perimeter of the system and the underlying code is secure.
Forum is recognized by analyst firm KuppingerCole as the only vendor in the API Management market “with a primary focus on security.” Additionally, the firm stated that the Forum Sentry 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.”
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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