Forum Systems Acquires Kenai Systems to Expand Service-Oriented Security Portfolio
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — February 2, 2006 — Forum Systems, the leader in Web services and SOA security for threat protection and trust management, today announced that it has acquired Kenai Systems, a Rocklin, CA-based privately-held company that provides vulnerability assessment and policy compliance solutions for Web services and Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs). Forum Systems plans to integrate Kenai’s security assessment tools within its Seamless Security Solutions Architecture (Forum S3AÃ¢â€ž?) and offer the most complete SOA security offering for the design, development and run-time of SOAs. Kenai Systems was recently named as one of ten cool companies to watch in 2006, by the Gartner Group.
“We look to develop or acquire technologies that will reduce risk when implementing SOAs,” said Wes Swenson, CEO and President of Forum Systems. “Kenai’s eXamine tool allows our customers to gain much needed visibility into security and compliance exposures. Combine this with our XML Firewall and Gateway solutions and you get the most comprehensive SOA security solution on the market.”
Kenai Systems’ eXamine family of products provide an automated framework for security and policy compliance for business-class Web services. Key products include:
Ã‚Â· eXamineXT enables developers and QA engineers to test Web services for exposure to security vulnerabilities.
Ã‚Â· eXamineSOA is a policy based security and compliance tool allowing security professionals to define policies and best practices that will automatically generate and run tests cases.
Ã‚Â· eXamineSOA Enterprise adds a multi-user shared library to eXamineSOA, enabling enterprises to share policies, test suites, cases and results, enabling centralized control over the development and implementation of its vulnerability assessment and security profiling.
“The existing synergy between our technologies and customers validated the motivation to move ahead with this acquisition,” said Bill Kesselring, CEO of Kenai Systems. “It makes all the sense in the world for our customers to get a suite of security capabilities from a single vendor. The policy definition of eXamine combined with the enforcement capabilities of Forum XWall and Sentry brings to market a total security solution for SOAs.”
About Forum Systems
Forum Systems, Inc. is the Leader in Web Services and SOA SecurityÃ¢â€ž? 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/
About Kenai Systems
Kenai Systems is a leading provider of vulnerability assessment and policy compliance solutions for Web services and SOA. Kenai’s solutions enable businesses to identify and to mitigate security vulnerabilities and compliance failures before they jeopardize mission-critical operations. Kenai Systems was founded in April, 2004 and is headquartered in Rocklin, Calif. The company is privately held and venture-backed by GMG Capital Partners. For more information about Kenai Systems’ eXamine family of products, contact (916) 783-6960 or visit www.kenaisystems.com