Crosscheck Networks Drives Business-Critical SOA at World's Largest Enterprises and Government Organizations

By Crosscheck Networks Inc., PRNE
Monday, October 4, 2010

New Capabilities for Company's Flagship XML Gateway Ease Enterprise-to-Cloud Migration; Enable Seamless Extension of SOA to the Cloud

BOSTON and BERLIN, October 5, 2010 - Crosscheck Networks, Inc. ( today introduced
the next generation of its flagship product, Forum Sentry v8.0, helping
organizations seamlessly migrate their enterprise SOA deployments to the
cloud while capitalizing on the cloud computing model for business and
competitive advantage. The company unveiled the latest version of Forum
Sentry at the International SOA & Cloud Symposium (,
the world's largest international SOA and cloud computing conference.

Notably, at the show today, Crosscheck Networks (Booth # 13) CEO Mamoon
will explore enterprise-to-cloud migration in the session,
"Requirements for Extending Enterprise SOA to Public Clouds
(" Additionally, company CTO Jason
will share best practices in SOA threat defense in "SOA Threat
Modelling: Attacking and Defending REST, XML and SOAP based Services

With patented XML security acceleration technology and an architecture
certified by NIST and the U.S. Department of Defense, the Forum Sentry XML
Gateway ( is the
industry standard for XML and SOAP security, access control and integration.
Deployment highlights include processing:

    - More than one billion transactions per day globally;
    - 95% of the world's credit card information; and
    - 80% of the traffic at one of the world's largest and most respected
      telecommunications services companies.

Underscoring its increasing adoption worldwide, Forum Sentry serves as
the transactional foundation at more than 300 global organizations including:

    - One of world's premier treasuries, which leverages Forum Sentry to
      accommodate the increased volume, and processing, of large data files –
      - up to 10 GB each in size;
    - Europe's top counter-terrorism organization, which utilizes Forum
      Sentry to coordinate rapid information sharing among its neighbour
      countries; and
    - One of the U.S.'s longest-standing and largest health benefits
      companies, which uses Forum Sentry to promote secure exchange of its
      Electronic Health Records (EHR).

According to Lydia Leong, Research VP, Gartner, "Although many
organizations first look at cloud IaaS [Infrastructure as a Service] because
they're interested in cost savings, agility and flexibility, rather than
cost, tend to be the eventual primary drivers; the cost of the cloud IaaS,
especially in comparison to efficient large-enterprise IT, can be higher than
IT managers expect."(1)

"As organizations scale their infrastructures to accommodate rapid
business growth and increased customer demand, they are frequently looking to
the public cloud to help them offset capital expense and operational costs.
But without the appropriate tools, businesses are unable to determine the
true costs of cloud migration," said Crosscheck Networks CEO Mamoon Yunus.
"With our simulation tool, CloudPort
(, we enable enterprises
and government entities to perform the requisite cost analysis, and evaluate
and select a provider for migrating all or parts of their infrastructure to
the cloud."

Yunus continued: "Once organizations determine that moving to the public
cloud makes business and fiscal sense, Forum Sentry's next-generation
platform empowers them to take the next step — migrating to the cloud cost
effectively while securely extending their SOA deployments for the most
seamless enterprise-to-cloud integration."

Helping organizations to successfully leverage the cloud computing model,
key new capabilities in Forum Sentry v8.0 include:

    - Integrated Cloud Adaptors for dynamic provisioning, auto scaling and
      load balancing across multiple cloud providers including Amazon EC2,
      OpSource Cloud, GoGrid and Rackspace.
    - A Centralized WSDL Library and Extended Virtualization Support via
      Virtual WSDL and WSDL Versioning for increased collaboration and
      control of business services across diverse application development,
      security and testing roles.
    - A Robust Management API for enhanced policy life cycle management, and
      secure, versatile cloud configuration, deployment and administration.
    - Oracle WebLogic and JBoss Enterprise Middleware Adaptors to bolster
      federated SOA deployments. This support builds on Crosscheck Networks',
      a Red Hat Ready Partner, announcement earlier this year that the
      company has joined the Red Hat Independent Software Vendors (ISV)
      Partner Program
    - REST Identity Adaptor for flexible integration with custom enterprise
      identity systems.

About Crosscheck Networks

Crosscheck Networks and its wholly owned subsidiary Forum Systems deliver
solutions for deploying robust, resilient, secure and reliable Service
Oriented Architecture (SOA). More than 50,000 users in 42 countries across
organizations such as the U.S. Treasury, British Telecommunications,
Fidelity, Premera Blue Cross and the Dutch Health Care System rely on
Crosscheck Networks and Forum Systems as the backbone of their secure
transaction processing. Recognized as a technology innovator and security
leader, Crosscheck Networks is the only company granted a patent for its
Forum Sentry XML Gateway and has been certified by NIST and the U.S.
Department of Defense. Forum Sentry is the de facto standard for XML and SOAP
security, and Forum Systems has key OEM relationships with Barracuda Networks
and Radware, among others. For more information, please visit

(1) Gartner, "Cloud Infrastructure as a Service: An Essential Overview"
by Lydia Leong, September 8, 2010

Bryan Grillo of CHEN PR for Crosscheck Networks, +1-781-672-3129, bgrillo at

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