Forum Sentry API Security Gateway in ‘ASTORS’ Awards (Learn More, Video)

Identity is the most essential component of modern business enablement.

Today’s organizations depend on cloud technology, mobility, web portals and third-party integrations, and demand dynamic and agile access management capabilities for secure information sharing and data protection.

Unfortunately, identity management products are woefully lacking.

These solutions merely establish trust without validating and enforcing expected user behavior, and rely on inadequate hand-coded, open-source security technologies and heavyweight agents that are complex, costly and burdensome to maintain.

Forum SystemsCompounding matters, the fragmented landscape of identity management repositories, databases and schemas requires IT organizations to unify identity capabilities to achieve Federation, SSO and access control – a vexing and cost-prohibitive architectural challenge.

Offering a scalable, code-free, agentless approach, Forum Systems’ Forum Sentry API Security Gateway integrates security with identity processing for cost-effective identity and information assurance.

Designed to consume the spectrum of identity and message formats while leveraging investments in legacy infrastructure, Forum Sentry is the only complete “Federation-in-a Box” solution.

(The Forum Sentry API security gateway enables enterprises to manage complex API access in an agile, highly secure manner. Forum Sentry is a tier 0 edge solution that is fully compliant with leading security standards. Courtesy of Forum Systems and YouTube)

Natively integrating with, augmenting and unifying any identity provider and repository, Forum Sentry simplifies Identity Federation and SSO through the power of a point-and-click policy engine.

Forum Sentry Built-in API Identity Engine

  • Integrate to any Cloud API Identity scheme without writing code
  • Support any variant of SAML, OAuth, and OpenID connect
  • Create API Authentication for existing applications and services (both legacy and modern)
  • Ensure FIPS 140-2 and NDPP Secured API Identity Enforcement for Breach Prevention
  • Achieve Multi-Factor Authentication, SSO, and Federation

Forum Sentry’s unprecedented multicontext authentication within encrypted and encoded payload capabilities represents the next generation of multifactor authentication.

By combining authentication information in correlation with information within the request and/or response, Forum Sentry provides essential context critical to validating user behavior with exchanged information.

Completing the trust model with multicontext analysis of the user and the data, Forum Sentry delivers simple, secure Federated Identity and SSO.

The only NIST FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and NIAP Network Device Protection Profile certified gateway, Forum Sentry secures identity, identity repositories and accompanying user information at network boundaries.

Secure and Simple: API Authentication, SSO, and Federation


Forum Sentry API Security Gateway

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checkbox Built-in Monitoring and Analytics

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Importantly, Forum Sentry supports and enforces several forms of multifactor authentication, including content-based, role-based and attribute-based access control.

Featuring industry-first, patented cryptographic acceleration of security processing, Forum Sentry serves as an information broker deployed as a logical API protecting applications and services.

Architected on “security-first” design principles, Forum Sentry precludes clients from directly accessing application and services tiers.

This unmatched level of security prevents identity compromise and enables SSO authentication and session management achievement – all without required code changes or manipulation to backend systems.

Underscoring tremendous customer success, Forum Systems’ products have been the security foundation in global network architectures for more than 15 years.

Notably, Forum Sentry processes and secures 10+ billion transactions per day worldwide for U.S. federal agencies, foreign governments/agencies and global enterprises in the financial services, energy, telecommunications, healthcare and transportation industries.

Santosh Kokate, Synovus CTO
Santosh Kokate, Synovus CTO

“Our yearly recurring licensing fees for the existing agent-based IAM solution were accumulating to a million dollars each year,” explains Synovus CTO Santosh Kokate regarding his engagement with the company.

“In addition, development costs to support that solution were also growing with every new application and service.”

“By deploying Forum Sentry and replacing the existing solution, we were able to simplify the complexity of our architecture, move to an agentless model for IAM, identity federation and SSO, and furthermore save $1.5M in development costs, support and licensing.”

Forum Sentry API Security Gateway has been recognized with a 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Award winner, as a leading technology in Privileged Access Management.

Forum Systems in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, the Forum Sentry API Security Gateway will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Access Control & Authentication Systems.

American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, the Northeast’s largest security industry event, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.

At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.

Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.

ASTORS HSA 2017Good luck to Forum Systems on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

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