Forum Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks, Inc. We are a fully employee-owned company without VC dependencies and have recognized profitable year-over-year growth since 2008. Our management team oversees global operations and ensures industry-leading technology and sustained engineering in a fast-moving industry where only the best and most dedicated can thrive. Together, we deliver solutions for deploying robust, resilient, secure and reliable services. Our integrated, holistic product suite streamlines and optimizes resources throughout the service lifecycle, ensuring reduced time-to-market and rapid return on investment.
Mr. Yunus is an industry-honored CEO and visionary in API, Cloud and XML-based technologies. As the founder of Forum Systems, Mr. Yunus pioneered XML Security Gateways & Firewalls with the only granted patent for XML network appliances. He has spearheaded Forum’s direction and strategy for eight generations of award-winning API, SOA and XML security products. Prior to Forum Systems, Mr. Yunus was a Global Systems Engineer for webMethods (acquired by Software AG) where he developed XML-based business integration and architecture plans for companies such as GE, Pepsi, Siemens, and Mass Mutual. He has held various high-level executive positions at Informix (acquired by IBM) and Cambridge Technology Group.
Mr. Yunus holds two Graduate Degrees in Engineering from MIT and a BSME from Georgia Institute of Technology. InfoWorld recognized Mr. Yunus as one of 4 “Up and coming CTOs.” He is a sought after speaker at industry conferences such as RSA, Gartner, Network Interop, and Microsoft TechEd. Mr. Yunus has the distinction of showcasing Forum Systems’ entrepreneurial leadership as a case study at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has also been featured on CNBC as Terry Bradshaw’s “Pick of the Week.”
Jason Macy is the Chief Technical Officer responsible for innovation and product strategy for global operations. Jason has been a leading visionary for enterprise architecture design and successful deployment API identity and security technology. With hundreds of deployments worldwide, Jason’s unique ability to pragmatically solve complex, industry use cases and provide sustained engineering initiatives continues to forge the leadership role of Forum Systems product technology. Drawing from experience from virtually every industry sector, Jason has helped to evolve the product technology platform to be the global leader in API Security and Identity Access Management.
Jason is also responsible for the innovation and technologies that comprise the API testing and API simulation products. These products are deployed in over 100,000 sites worldwide and comprise the industry-leading set of capabilities for client and server simulation for functional, performance, and security testing of Mobile, Cloud, B2B, and IoT API services.
Earlier in his career, Jason worked as the lead architect for Raytheon and was responsible for deployment, acceptance testing, and successful commissioning of the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system in use at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam, Holland.
Jason holds dual-degrees in both Computer Science and Computer Engineering.
Rizwan Mallal serves as the Chief Operating Officer. As a founding member and Chief Security Architect of Forum Systems, the wholly owned subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks, Rizwan was responsible for all security related aspects of Forum’s technology.
Previously, Rizwan was the Chief Architect at Phobos where he was responsible for developing the industry’s first embedded SSL offloader. This product triggered Phobos’s acquisition by Sonicwall (acquired by Dell). Before joining Phobos, he was member of the core engineering group at Raptor Systems which pioneered the Firewall/VPN space. Raptor after its successful IPO was acquired by Axent (acquired by Symantec).
Rizwan started his career at Cambridge Technology Partners (acquired by Novell) where he was the technical lead in the client/server group.
Rizwan has a BSc. in Computer Science from Albright College and MSc. in Computer Science from University of Vermont.
Michael Canton is the Vice President of Worldwide Sales. He has 30 years of experience in international enterprise sales, management and systems engineering at organizations such as IBM and Apple. While at IBM, Michael was responsible for some of the world’s most iconic brands such as: The Home Depot, The Coca-Cola Company, FedEx, UPS, Bank of America and and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Michael has been recognized numerous times as both Sales Representative of the Year and Systems Engineer of the Year.
Michael leverages his extensive background in security and enterprise software technology to oversee the sales of Forum Systems’ industry-leading solutions and ensure that they help solve the unique business and technical requirements of major market sectors such as: Public Sector, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Retail, Healthcare, Financial Services and Insurance and Banking.
As a member of the Forum Systems’ Leadership Team, Michael is responsible for both direct sales as well as the partner channel – working with resellers and global system integrators around the world.
Michael holds a degree from the University of Florida.