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Forum Systems Issued Patent 7,516,333 for XML Security Gateway

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

First and Only Issued Patent for a Network Appliance That Enforces Security Policies for XML Traffic within a Services Oriented Architecture

Waltham, MA -- Forum Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks and a leader in XML Security, today announced that it has been issued an industry-first patent for its flagship product Forum Sentry. The patent provides broad coverage for XML Security functions such as XML-encryption, XML-decryption and XML-signatures as well as general security policy enforcement using a network appliance.

"We are thrilled about gaining protection for our intellectual property," said Mamoon Yunus, President and CEO of Crosscheck Networks. "This patent has far reaching implication within the XML Security Gateway market. It establishes Forum Sentry as the pioneering product and puts competitors on the defense. As we enforce this patent, we anticipate licensing deals and a higher rate of increase in our top line as customers move towards our patented hardware."

Forum Sentry is the leading XML Security Gateway that simplifies business communications through secure integration across networks and business boundaries. Typically deployed at the corporate edge as a network appliance, Forum Sentry provides the following functionality:

  • XML-encryption and signatures
  • XML firewall intrusion detection and prevention
  • Identity federation of protocol and message based tokens
  • Inbound and outbound XML and SOAP message validation enforcement
  • Agentless transaction monitoring

The FIPS- and DoD-certified Forum Sentry XML Gateway ensures preemptive risk mitigation of business transactions exposed via Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) by enabling the ability to develop and deploy robust and reliable SOAP- and XML-based Web services.

About Forum Systems

Forum Systems is the leader in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services Security, providing a comprehensive suite of trust management, threat protection and information assurance solutions for Governments and Enterprises. Forum's flexible hardware, software and embedded products make vibrant business communications possible by actively protecting and accelerating XML exchanges and web services across networks and business boundaries. Forum's products have been chosen by over 150 Global 1000 industry leaders and are winners of Network Computing Magazine's Well-Connected 2006 and 2004 Awards and Product of the Year 2004 Award, Network Computing Magazine's Editor's Choice 2003 Award, and HP OpenView Enterprise Management Alliance Program Achievement Award. For further information please visit

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