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Forum Sentry's Security-first Architecture Offers Blueprint for Heartbleed and OpenSSL Risk Exposure Prevention

-- Forum Systems to Showcase API and Cloud Security Gateway at Infosecurity Europe 2014

BOSTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forum Systems Inc. will be showcasing Forum Sentry – its industry-leading API and Cloud Security Gateway – next week at Infosecurity Europe 2014. Europe's biggest free-to-attend information security event, the conference takes place at Earls Court in London from April 29May 1. The company's security experts will be showcasing its products at Stand G87.

Forum Systems facilitates secure business integration for global enterprise customers in the commercial, government and military sectors. Processing and securing more than 10 billion transactions per day worldwide, the company's flagship Forum Sentry protects and accelerates data exchange and API service access across networks and business boundaries, significantly reducing the cost and complexity of centralizing security, identity and governance.

Unlike other gateways and load balancers, which leverage OpenSSL, Forum Sentry was designed with security in mind. Purpose-built as a secure reverse-proxy, Forum Sentry provides a centralized location for SSL processing and private key management.

"Load balancers were designed for network performance, not SSL processing. As they evolved into Application Delivery Controllers, security was 'bolted on' by leveraging OpenSSL. So for those vendors and their customers, Heartbleed has meant heartache," said Mamoon Yunus, CEO of Forum Systems.

"We engineered Forum Sentry from the ground up with security as its primary focus – enabling business communication without sacrificing performance or protection," Yunus continued. "Perhaps the Heartbleed bug will represent an inflection point, where the industry will recognize the need for more enterprise-class security systems that provide SSL processing separate from load balancers and ADCs."

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About Forum Systems

Forum Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks, Inc., is the innovation leader in API and cloud gateway technology. The industry's most comprehensive solution for centralized security, identity and governance for SOA, REST and mobile communications, Forum Sentry enables comprehensive threat mitigation and trust enablement, providing enterprises and government organizations worldwide with the foundation for achieving Secure Service Mediation. Processing more than 10 billion transactions per day worldwide, the NDPP-, FIPS- and DoD-certified Forum Sentry API Security Gateway delivers unparalleled protection against HTML-, XML-, SOAP- and REST-based vulnerabilities. Notably, Forum Systems products provide simplified integration and task processing with over 100 built-in, standards-based processing tasks. For more information, please visit www.forumsys.com.

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