Forum Systems Wins ”Most Outstanding Product of the Year” by Network Computing’s Well-Connected Awards

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 1, 2006–Forum Systems, the leader in Web services and SOA security infrastructure for XML acceleration, threat protection and trust management, today announced that Forum XWall(TM) Web Services Firewall was awarded the “Most Outstanding Product of the Year” from the pool of 48 winners of Network Computing’s Well-Connected Awards. This marks the second time that Forum Systems’ has beat out its competition with Forum Systems Sentry(TM) SOA Gateway having won “Product of the Year” in the overall Business Applications Category for the Network Computing 2004 Well-Connected Awards. Forum XWall is the industry’s first XML Firewall equipped with security that is applied to individual messages (vs. packets) as well as adaptive XML intrusion prevention rules that actively protect against XML viruses, data corruption and service-oriented attacks. Forum XWall is unique because it installs in minutes and allows organizations to confidently move ahead with production deployments of SOA and AJAX applications while reducing risk. It is also the only product that can take governance policies and enforce them using Forum’s policy anticipation technology – which is able to evade threats and adjust policies accordingly.

Trustworthy, ubiquitous and robust Web services can only be achieved by combining security controls that are proactive, always on and systematic. Forum Seamless Security Solutions Architecture (Forum S3A(TM)) is an adaptive approach to building security minded service-oriented applications and data-level networks using life-cycle solutions including vulnerability management, testing systems, firewalls and gateways. Forum products are available as software, PCI-card and appliance options and comply with government requirements including FIPS Certification, Common Criteria EAL 4+ (in process) and JITC DoD PKI Certification. Forum Systems is an active a member of OASIS and WS-I helping mature standards such as WS-I Basic Profiles, SAML and WS-Security. It is also CheckPoint OPSEC Certified. Customers can benefit from Forum technology that is offered with market-leading products: Microsoft ISA Server 2004, NetContinuum NC-1000 WSE, Crossbeam Systems, Breach Security, Software AG and Network Engines NS6300X. For more information on adaptive solutions for Web services security visit

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Thomas W Shinder, M.D.




MVP — ISA Firewalls

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