Forum Systems Announces Integration With IBM Tivoli Access Manager Software To Simplify SOA Security

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – December 13, 2004 – Forum Systems, a leading provider of trust management, threat protection and information assurance Web services security solutions today announced that it has completed integration of Forum XWall Web Services Firewall and Forum Sentry Web Services Security Gateway with IBM Tivoli Access Manager. The technology integration has been validated by IBM under the Ready for Tivoli software program. IBM Tivoli Access Manager provides policy-driven security and access management for Fortune 1000 and government customers deploying service-oriented architectures (SOA’s). With this integration, customers can extend their identity management infrastructure to secure machine-to-machine and application interactions using XML and Web services.

By integrating with IBM Tivoli Access Manager, Forum Systems unique approach to managing, accelerating and enforcing Web services security is now able to leverage centrally managed identities and access control rules to ensure policy consistency for XML-based transactions and communications. Forum XWall Web Services Firewall and Forum Sentry Web Services Security Gateway are able to delegate to IBM Tivoli Access Manager security policy decisions for SOA such as “is this machine/application allowed access to this set of Web services” or “does this machine/application have valid credentials.”

“Working with IBM allows our joint customers to enable a comprehensive vision for secure enterprise SOA’s,” said Dana Kaufman, Forum Systems vice president of product management. “Forum has a number of deep technology integration points with IBM solutions that help bring down the cost of deploying Web services and reduce time to market constraints for our customers.”

IBM Tivoli Access Manager is part of IBM’s integrated identity management portfolio, spanning software, hardware and services.

Forum Systems’ product portfolio is also fully integrated with IBM DB2 Universal Database, IBM WebSphere Application Server, IBM WebSphere MQ and IBM Director.

About Forum S3Aâ„?

Trustworthy, ubiquitous and robust service-oriented architectures can be only achieved through security controls that are proactive, persistent and systematic throughout the life cycle of XML data and Web services. Forum Seamless Security Solutions Architecture (Forum S3Aâ„?) for Web services brings together innovative products and technologies that extend and enhance enterprise infrastructures with flexible data-level security and networking capabilities.

About Forum Systems

Forum Systems, Inc. is the leader in Web services security with a comprehensive suite of Trust Management, Threat Protection and Information Assurance solutions for the Automated Web. Forum Systems flexible hardware, software and embedded products make vibrant business communications possible by actively protecting XML data and Web services across networks and business boundaries.

Forum’s products have been chosen by over 40 Fortune 1000 industry leaders and 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. For more information contact: 801-313-4400 or

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