Forum Systems Announces Technology Integration with AmberPoint to Advance SOA Lifecycle Management

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – September 29, 2004 – Forum Systems, a leading provider of trust management and threat protection Web Services security solutions, announced technology integration with AmberPoint to advance the lifecycle management of Web services and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). By activating an AmberPoint software agent on Forum Web Services Security products, enterprises can ensure real-time connectivity and interaction with AmberPoint’s industry-leading Web services management solutions, including Service Level Manager, Exception Manager and AmberPoint Management Foundation. The joint security and management solution has already been selected by technology leader Motorola to speed the time to market.

“AmberPoint and Forum Systems are enjoying great success in delivering integrated solutions to enterprises engaged in a wide range of Web services projects. Our market-leading products are now well integrated to provide a proven, comprehensive solution for securing as well as managing our shared customers’ service oriented infrastructures,” said Wes Swenson, president and CEO of Forum Systems.

Web services are intercepted by Forum Systems software or network devices for security policy enforcement such as content filtering, digital signatures and XML encryption. Forum’s AmberPoint Module transmits statistics, logging and tracking information to a centralized AmberPoint management console where administrators are able to make informed and timely decisions around service levels and exceptions across their SOA infrastructure.

With its uniquely non-invasive approach that quickly integrates into a service-oriented environment, AmberPoint provides policy-based management and monitoring capabilities without requiring any changes to the Web services themselves.

Trustworthy, ubiquitous and robust Web services can only be achieved by combining security controls that are proactive, always on and systematic throughout the life cycle of Web services. Forum Seamless Security Solutions Architecture (Forum S3AT) for Web services brings together innovative products and technology that extends and enhances existing enterprise infrastructures with flexible data-level capabilities specifically designed for XML data and Web services transactions.

About AmberPoint
AmberPoint is the leading provider of management software for SOAs. With its modular, distributed architecture, AmberPoint radically simplifies the management and evolution of service-based business solutions. For more information, contact AmberPoint at 510.663.6300 or info@amberpoint.com, or visit the company website at www.amberpoint.com for a complimentary developer’s edition of AmberPoint software.

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 network edge to the application server. Forum Systems products are winners of Network Computing Magazine’s Well-Connected 2004 Award and Product of the Year 2004 Award, Network Computing Magazine’s Editor’s Choice 2003 Award, Network Magazine’s Product of the Year 2003 Award and DEMO 2004 Invitation. Forum Systems, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT.




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