Forum Systems Announces Forum XWall Integrated with CA’s eTrust TransactionMinder at CA World 2005

LAS VEGAS — CA WORLD — November 14, 2005 — Forum Systems, a leader in Web services security for threat protection and trust management, announced that the Forum XWall Web Services Firewall is now integrated with CA’s eTrust® TransactionMinder®. Forum will preview the product integration at CAWorld 2005 in Las Vegas, Partner Pavilion Booth #259. Forum XWallâ„? Web Services Firewall Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) security solution integrates market-leading Web services security policy enforcement with CA’s eTrust TransactionMinder for transactional identity management; CA’s eTrust® Antivirus for virus management; and CA’s Web Services Distributed Management (CA WSDM) for service provisioning.

IDC expects worldwide spending on Web services software in general to grow from $2.3 billion in 2004 to $14.9 billion by 2009. The portion of this market dedicated to systems infrastructure, which includes Web services security and management, is expected to grow from $580 million in 2003 to $3.9 billion by 2009.

“As organizations of all sizes embrace SOA to achieve the frictionless exchange of information and respond to changes in business requirements with greater agility, the need for security solutions that can effectively protect these dynamic environments is growing,” said Barbara Lanci, vice president, eTrust Business Development for CA. “Forum’s proven integration with CA’s eTrust® solutions helps fulfill this market need with a complete SOA security framework that effectively helps to mitigate risk, reduce administrative costs, and speed time-to-market.”

Unlike Web applications, SOAs rely on distributed transactions and composite business processes using Web services communications that increase exposure to information leaks, workflow violations and data theft. According to a Burton Group report titled, “Developing a Web Services Security Strategy,” enterprises must look to implement a security infrastructure that can prove the identity of messages, interpret different forms of credentials (e.g. Kerberos, SAML, X.509 Certificates) as well as defend against XML-related threats.

“Forum Systems clearly sees the need to leverage existing SSO and identity management investments within SOA implementations,” said Walid Negm, Vice President of Marketing for Forum Systems. “CA’s eTrust TransactionMinder integration offers our joint customers mandatory features for enterprise-class Web services.”

“Policy enforcement, governance, and Web services security are three core challenges companies must face when building secure SOA implementations,” said Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst for market research firm ZapThink LLC. “Forum Systems is among the leaders in the SOA security space, and their partnerships with a wide range of companies, including Computer Associates, offer a compelling value proposition for enterprises and government agencies to build comprehensive SOA security solutions that leverage existing infrastructure.

Benefits of an Enterprise-Wide SOA Security Solution

* Life-cycle management with policy authoring, governance and execution across auditing, identity, credentialing, security, protocol translation and routing

* Authenticate and authorize using Single Sign-On Cookies, HTTP Basic Authentication, SSL/TLS X.509 Certificates, Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) and WS-Security 2004/2002 Tokens including propagation and mapping of identity information.

* Support for Web Services Security: SOAP Message Security 1.0 (WS-Security 2004) including Username Tokens, Binary Tokens (X.509 Certifications, Kerberos Tickets), SAML Assertions as well as Rights Expression Languages [REL] licenses.

* Guards against corrupted XML, Schema poisoning, illegitimate scripts in message payloads misuse of WSDL (Web Services Description Language) operations.

* Prevent the latest strains of viruses and worms from reaching applications via XML documents and Web services transactions.

* Automatically discover Web services as they are added to an enterprise’s network, catalog the service and continuously monitor different Web services operations.

About Forum XWall

Forum XWall is the first and only standalone Web Services Firewall with XIPâ„? (XML Intrusion Prevention), WS-I Profile conformance, XML Schema Restriction, WSDL Access Control and XML Antivirus. The pricing for Forum XWall starts at $40,000 depending on software and hardware configuration, with additional subscription fees for antivirus and VulCon updates. The product is available from Forum’s Website and direct sales including channel and OEM partners.

About Forum Systems

Forum Systems, Inc. is a Leader in Web Services and SOA Securityâ„? 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 150 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 XWall Web Services Firewall is the industry’s only XML Firewall selected by InfoWorld LEADERBOARD 2004. Visit Forum at http://www.forumsys.com/ .




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