Case Studies

Case Studies

AssetMark Leverages Forum Sentry to Secure Okta SSO

AssetMark Financial Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMK), through its operating entities, is a leading provider of extensive wealth management and technology solutions that power independent financial advisors and their clients. One such wholly-owned subsidiary, AssetMark, Inc., is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and operates a platform that comprises fully integrated technology, personalized and scalable service and curated investment solutions designed to make a difference in the lives of advisors and their clients. AssetMark has a history of innovation spanning more than 20 years.

AssetMark’s versatile eWealthManager advisor and investor platform is a one-stop portal that combines both client management and account administration functions. Secure single sign-on (SSO), seamless federation with technology partners, and secure multi-factor authentication (MFA) are all critical aspects of the portal to ensure high customer satisfaction while enforcing modern security requirements.  A significant challenge for AssetMark was centralizing various internal and cloud-based identity and access control technologies with an on-prem, high performant, cyber-secure policy enforcement point (PEP).  To complicate matters, the eWealthManager portal services multiple types of users whose experience accessing, and then within, the portal may vary greatly depending on who they are. To meet these challenges, AssetMark deployed Forum Sentry as an in-line gateway/cyber-secure PEP securing all traffic (in and out) for the eWealthManager portal.

“By adopting Forum Sentry as its portal gateway and cyber-secure policy enforcement point, AssetMark has been able to achieve high customer satisfaction while delivering a fast, modern, and secure SSO experience for their varying user groups”

Learn more about how AssetMark unifies and secures their Okta and other SSO capabilities using Forum Sentry.

Evergy Leverages Forum Sentry for Smart Grid API Security and Secure SSO

Evergy is an American energy company that provides clean, reliable and affordable energy to more than 1.5 million customers in the Midwestern United States.

New “Smart Grid” technologies allow for two-way communications between utility companies, their partners, and their customers. The Smart Grid has many benefits: improved efficiency of transmitting electricity, quicker restoration of electricity after disturbances, increased integration of renewable energy sources, reducing overall operations costs, improved customer visibility and control, and many others.

“By adopting Forum Sentry as its API Security and SSO solution, Evergy has been able to ensure that over 20 million daily Smart Grid data transactions are secure.”

Learn more about how Evergy leverages API Security and Secure SSO using Forum Sentry to secure the Smart Grid.

Belden Solves Complex IAM and SSO Challenges using Forum Sentry

After evaluating over 10 other industry vendor IAM products, Belden selected Forum Sentry as its IAM and SSO solution because Forum Sentry was the only product able to successfully solve all of their complex SSO integration scenarios and provide a single security model and SSO authentication across all applications including internal applications such as Tableau and SharePoint, mobile applications, and cloud applications such as

Belden’s challenging use cases demonstrate the unique ability of Forum Sentry to provide the most comprehensive set of built-in identity capabilities available on the market.

WellCare Leverages Forum Sentry to Securely Share APIs

By adopting Forum Sentry as its solution, WellCare has been able to give members, internal customers and third-party partners real-time access to critical information; ensure security of that data; and adhere to the exacting regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

HAMBS Leverages Forum Sentry to Securely Expose APIs

HAMBS sought to securely expose their APIs to private health insurance funds, third parties and internal clients. Learn why HAMBS chose Forum Sentry as the cornerstone of their infrastructure modernization initiative.

Synovus Simplifies Mobile Banking and Optimizes SSO and Federation with Forum Systems

Forum Sentry helps scale mobile banking, unify enterprise applications

Synovus had many disparate applications serving multiple lines of business, where information needed by each centralized application was fetched either by batch process or application-centric functions. As a result of increased real-time data requirements and the velocity of data change needed within the organization, the Synovus technology team adopted a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). The migration to SOA allowed Synovus to rely on interoperable services with well-defined business functionality built on software components that can be reused for different purposes.

SaaS provider hooks frats to Facebook with help from API Gateways

James Denman, SearchSOA

A Software as a Service (SaaS) provider specializing in financial and information services for Greek fraternal organizations has tapped into Facebook to provide its fraternity and sorority users with easier updates to information. At the same time, it has tapped into an API Gateway to provide security and federation services.

OmegaFi is a SaaS specialist that offers a range of services tailored to the Greek crowd. OmegaFi was founded on chapter and alumni management tools but the portfolio has grown to include fundraising tools as well as information management services.