Forum Systems Teams With Oracle To Provide Additional Security For Production Web Services

Salt Lake City, UT – April 14, 2004 – Forum Systems, Inc., leading provider of trust management and threat protection Web services security solutions, today announced its XwallT Web Services Firewall now supports OracleR Database 10g and Oracle Application Server 10g to provide additional security for production Web services and grid applications against known and unknown SOAP and XML vulnerabilities.

Organizations implementing enterprise-wide application servers and databases to deploy applications may be at risk to the growing class of security threats targeted at Web services and XML transactions – including XML viruses, denial of Web service attacks and data invasions – that today’s network firewalls are blind to. For example, malicious users can use SOAP message vulnerabilities to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) attack against application and database servers. As back-end applications become Web services-aware, it is increasingly critical to proactively protect against these new vulnerabilities.

XWall with XML Intrusion Prevention (XIPT) complements Oracle’s existing identity management security functionality to help identify and stop intruders, malicious activity and errors within SOAP and XML messages . With this partnership, customers can seamlessly share identity information to manage threat protection and trust management security policies together in one integrated WS-SEC framework.

“Oracle is always at the forefront of secure, enabling technologies. With Web services and grid computing enabled by Oracle Application Server 10g and Oracle Database 10g, enterprises are able to build next-generation applications using the world’s most powerful and extensible platform. As a Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork, we are pleased to work with Oracle to make enhanced security an easy and proactive element of these new environments,” said Wes Swenson, president and CEO, Forum Systems.

XWallT is the industry’s first Web Services Firewall with XML Intrusion Prevention (XIP) – the only way to protect against hidden Web services threats. XWallT dynamically enforces the security, integrity and availability of Web services with a rules-based engine for setting comprehensive perimeter policies:

– XML Intrusion Prevention (XIP) detects and prevents against malicious use.
– Web Services Control decides “who, what, where and how” can gain access.
– Web Services Data Integrity to check XML and SOAP messages for data and format conformance.

Pricing and Availability
XWallT for Oracle enterprise software is available free of charge for download at XWallT is also available in standalone PCI blade and hardware options.

About Forum Systems
Forum Systems, Inc. is the leader in Web services security with a comprehensive suite of trust management and threat protection solutions for the automated web. Forum Systems flexible hardware, software and embedded products actively protect Web services from the networks edge to the application server. Forum Systems products are winners of Network Computing Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award, Network Magazine’s Product of the Year 2003 Award, DEMO 2004 Invitation and are finalist for Network Computing Magazine’s 2003 and 2004 Well-Connected Awards. Forum Systems, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information contact 801-313-4400 or

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork
The Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 13,000 companies that deliver innovative enterprise software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle’s premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today’s Internet economy. Oracle partners are able to offer customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle’s position as the world’s largest enterprise software company.

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