By Ona Blanchette | Date posted: July 29, 2012
Forum Sentry’s Native Interoperability with RSA SecurID® Authentication Offers Organizations Deeper Authentication, Enhanced Security across All Business Transactions
BOSTON, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Forum Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks, Inc., today announced that it has joined the Secured by RSA® Certified Partner Program to establish interoperability between Forum Sentry and RSA SecurID® from RSA, The Security Division of EMC. This certification is designed to signify that a technical partnership has been established to deliver a deeper two-factor authentication and end-to-end security solution for today’s complex, global and distributed enterprises.
Processing more than one billion transactions per day worldwide, Forum Systems’ flagship Forum Sentry XML Gateway drives secure B2B and B2C exchange for hundreds of organizations in market sectors including federal and state government, telecommunications, financial services and healthcare. The industry standard for security and SOA Governance for XML, SOAP and REST services, Forum Sentry helps global enterprises leverage legacy investments, while offering a seamless migration path to cloud computing.
Forum Sentry unites the threat protection, scalability and Federated Identity capabilities of an XML Gateway with the security of a Web Application Firewall (WAF). By removing the identity and security burden from Web sites and composite applications, Forum Sentry securely authenticates and authorizes users invoking services, regardless of where the services reside (on-premise or in the cloud), content type (HTML, XML, SOAP, REST) or protocol used (HTTP, JMS, IBM MQ, Tibco EMS, FTP, SMTP). Enforcing decisions across complex identity tokens and repositories throughout the entire transaction, Forum Sentry rapidly delivers rich online content, fueling faster, more powerful and higher-quality Web experiences for users.
“The ubiquity of smartphones, mobile devices and mobile applications is a tremendous value-add because it embodies the promise of anytime, anywhere access to the information and services we want. But high-value, transaction-oriented organizations face the challenge that their critical business data must traverse and expand beyond the physical boundaries of their already complex network security infrastructures,” said Mamoon Yunus, CEO of Crosscheck Networks. “Addressing these business and technology dynamics, Forum Sentry’s native integration with RSA SecurID® Authentication provides a strong level of security assurance for distributed computing environments by extending deeper two-factor authentication throughout the entirety of B2B and B2C transactions.”
David Low, Director, Strategic Technology Alliances, for RSA, says, “Organizations are looking for ways to share data and exchange critical information between and among different entities. Forum Sentry’s solutions provide that critical capability, and by adding RSA SecurID two-factor integration, organizations can have a high degree of assurance that individuals accessing these systems are legitimate users.”
Yunus continued: “Forum Systems is excited to work with an industry leader like RSA to deliver end-to-end security, along with more efficient and effective compliance and auditing initiatives. Importantly, for those enterprises that have invested in XML-, SOA- and REST-based architectures, this integration eases their transition to mobile computing by giving organizations access to applications and services without compromising data protection or security.”
RSA SecurID Authentication is is engineered to assure user identities and protect against unauthorized access to applications and resources across numerous physical locations. RSA SecurID technology is comprised of both a broad range of hardware and software authenticators that are designed to provide end users with a one-time password that is designed to change every 60 seconds, as well as its software engine – RSA® Authentication Manager – which is engineered to scale to support millions of users and provides the benefit of technical certification and interoperability with more than 300 products.
About the Secured by RSA Certified Partner Program
The Secured by RSA Certified Partner Program is one of the largest and longest-running technology alliance programs of its type, bringing more than 1,000 complementary solutions across more than 300 organizations together. RSA SecurID®, RSA® Access Manager, RSA® Adaptive Authentication, RSA® Digital Certificate Solutions, RSA® Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Suite, RSA® Hybrid Authenticators, RSA enVision® SIEM, RSA® Federated Identity Manager and RSA® Data Protection Manager Suite certification programs bring added assurance to customers that their solutions are certified as interoperable to help them achieve faster time to deployment and lower overall cost of ownership. The Secured by RSA Certified Partner Program reflects RSA’s commitment to driving inventive collaboration across the industry and support standards-based interoperability with its information-centric security solutions to help protect information, identities and infrastructures. For more information, please visit www.securedbyrsa.com.
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 www.forumsys.com.
RSA, SecurID, Secured and enVision are either registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.