Top Analyst Firm Names Crosscheck Networks a Visionary in Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites

By Crosscheck Networks Inc., PRNE
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

BOSTON, February 4, 2011 - Crosscheck Networks, Inc. ( today announced
that it has been positioned in the "Visionaries" quadrant of Gartner Inc.'s
Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites.(1)

According to Gartner, "the automated software quality (ASQ) assurance
market is a subsegment of the overall ALM [application lifecycle management]
market. Software quality encompasses a much broader number of activities,"
and noted that "thought leaders are driving broader toolsets and creating
better integration across the life cycle."

Crosscheck Networks' integrated, holistic product suite streamlines and
optimizes resources throughout the SOA life cycle, ensuring reduced
time-to-market and more rapid return on investment. With an unmatched product
suite that includes CloudPort
(, SOAPSonar
(, Forum Sentry
( and Forum STS
(, Crosscheck Networks and
its wholly owned subsidiary Forum Systems ( remove
the time-intensive, manual processes involved with service simulation,
testing, security and identity management, helping enterprises scale and
extend their SOA deployments to drive critical business applications and

"With more than 50,000 deployments worldwide including RBC, BT, Fidelity,
Premera Blue Cross, the Dutch Health Care System and the U.S. federal
government, our end-to-end product suite has established itself as the
defacto standard for SOA life cycle management. And we believe our
positioning in the Visionaries quadrant by Gartner underscores the company's
consistent, strategic product focus and vision," said Mamoon Yunus, CEO of
Crosscheck Networks. "Featuring innovative, patented technology that uses
genetic evolutionary concepts
compliance-114269414.html) to address security vulnerabilities and
compliance, and offers the most comprehensive coverage for XML security
(, we will continue
to evolve our products and help companies leverage approaches such as cloud
computing and virtualization for business and competitive advantage."

Additionally, the Gartner report observed that, "the market is also
evolving to better support package applications, as well as new technologies
that are at the foundation of cloud and composite applications. Cloud
technologies are having an impact on the market from several directions, with
tools designed to aid with the testing of cloud applications, tools delivered
utilizing cloud infrastructure (e.g., dynamic load create) and lab management

Deployed together or seamlessly integrated with organizations' existing
infrastructure, Crosscheck Networks' SOA life cycle suite comprises the
following products that fuel enterprise-class cloud computing initiatives:

    -- CloudPort - A first-of-its-kind cloud simulation product that enables
       enterprises to make more informed decisions when evaluating and
       selecting a provider for, and prioritizing which applications to
       migrate to, cloud computing. Capitalizing on actual metrics of cloud
       providers and enterprise data centers, organizations can more
       confidently and cost-effectively align their infrastructure with
       business requirements for enhanced reliability and risk mitigation,
       and ensure seamless enterprise-to-cloud integration. Notably,
       enterprises benefit by never having to touch production code, while
       eliminating the substantial time, capital and IT staff resource
       expenses related to building a distinct cloud test environment.

    -- SOAPSonar - Provides modes for functional, multi-client performance,
       compliance and security testing of SOAP-, XML- and REST-based
       services. SOAPSonar offers enterprises the unique ability to test
       functional and performance characteristics of unlimited-sized Web
       services attachments via streaming of structured and unstructured data
       based on industry standards such as MTOM and MIME. Offering
       enterprises maximum deployment flexibility, SOAPSonar is available in
       software, VMware and now, the cloud
       enabling the testing of services across multiple cloud providers
       including Amazon EC2, OpSource Cloud, GoGrid and Rackspace.

    -- Forum Sentry XML Gateway - Processing more than one billion
       transactions per day globally, Forum Sentry is the industry standard
       for XML and SOAP security, access control and integration. Unlike
       other vendors that introduce runtime code into their appliances to
       compensate for inherent design limitations, Forum Sentry is certified
       by NIST and the U.S. Department of Defense, and the XML Gateway of
       choice for 300 global organizations in transaction- and security-
       intensive sectors including government, financial services,
       telecommunications and healthcare. The latest version, Forum Sentry
       v8.0 (
       government-organizations-104325168.html), helps organizations securely
       extend their enterprise SOA deployments to harness the power of the
       public cloud.

    -- Forum STS Identity Broker - Allows secure, accelerated and
       consolidated identity enforcement, controlling privileges without
       requiring the custom code that can frequently introduce risk.
       Performing comprehensive mediation, authentication, and authorization
       of identity exchange among customer and partner portals, Web
       applications and XML-based Web services, Forum STS provides businesses
       with a simplified model for identity management and the framework for
       Federated SOA. And through Federated SOA with trusted business units
       and external trading partners, organizations can successfully
       navigate the regulatory and compliance barriers related to information
       security, integrity and privacy, and form a solid foundation for cloud

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused
with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a
marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis
of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as
defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service
depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to
select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic
Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a
specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or
implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites" by
Thomas E. Murphy, January 31, 2011

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). The company's integrated, holistic product suite
streamlines and optimizes resources throughout the SOA life cycle, ensuring
reduced time-to-market and more rapid return on investment. 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. Crosscheck Networks is
also the only company with HP Enterprise Management Alliance Program (EMAP)
certification for SOA testing with native HP Quality Center Integration. For
more information, please visit

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