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Forum Systems CTO to Keynote At the 2006 Web Services Security Conference & Exhibition; Leader in Web Services Security to Outline Gaps in Current Identity Management Solutions and New Requirements for SOA-Based Identity Systems
[May 18, 2006]

Forum Systems CTO to Keynote At the 2006 Web Services Security Conference & Exhibition; Leader in Web Services Security to Outline Gaps in Current Identity Management Solutions and New Requirements for SOA-Based Identity Systems

ADELPHI, Md. --(Business Wire)-- May 18, 2006 -- Forum Systems:

WHAT:  Mamoon Yunus, CTO of Forum Systems; the leader in Web 
    services and SOA security infrastructure for XML 
    acceleration, threat protection and trust management, will 
    give a keynote at the 2006 Web Services Security Conference &
    Exhibition entitled "Starting with Identity Management 
    Systems for securing Web Services."
    The keynote will focus on Identity Management as the
    cornerstone of Web Services security and highlight how
    current systems are inadequate for providing Web services
    Identity management. Fortune 1000 organizations have mostly 
    deployed Identity and Access Management (IdAM) products as a 
    way to consolidate user profiles that might be distributed 
    across multiple LDAP repositories, application databases, 
    Two-Factor authentication systems, mainframes and RADIUS
    implementations. Simply using these IdAM deployments "as is" 
    for Service-Oriented Architectures won't work. Mamoon Yunus 
    will present an important session that discusses methods and 
    technologies to extend existing identity systems to support 
    the real-time authentication and authorization of Web 
    Services requests.
    About Mamoon Yunus
    Mr. Yunus is an industry-honored CTO in Web Services-based
    technologies for enterprises and is a pioneer in Web Services
    Firewalls. He is the founder of Forum Systems, the leader in 
    Web Services Security. Prior to Forum Systems, Mr. Yunus was 
    a Global Systems Engineer for webMethods where he developed 
    business integration strategy and architecture plans for 
    Global 2000 companies such as GE, Prudential, Pepsi, Siemens,
    and Mass Mutual. He has held various high level executive 
    positions at Informix (acquired by IBM) and Cambridge 
    Technology Group. Mr. Yunus holds two Graduate Degrees in 
    Engineering from MIT and a BSME from Georgia Institute of 
    He has been recognized by InfoWorld as one of 4 "Up and 
    coming CTOs to watch in 2004" and is a sought after speaker 
    at industry conferences such as RSA, Web Services Edge, 
    Gartner, and Networld + Interop. He has been featured on CNBC
    as Terry Bradshaw's "Pick of the Week."
    About The 2006 Web Services Security Conference
    With a strong mix of corporate executives, government 
    leaders, top IT and business professionals, WSSC 2006 is the 
    principal business conference for all those who engage in the
    development, marketing, deployment and implementation of any 
    product, service or technology that relates to Web Services, 
    Web Services Security, Identity Management, Intrusion 
    Prevention and Detection Systems as well as Risk Management. 
    Peer-to-peer groups will help attendees understand the trends
    and confront the challenges inherent in risk management for
    SSO authentication. Peer groups will discuss the legal issues
    of identify theft, debate the policies and help navigate the
    maze of security considerations that impact delivery of 
    secure Web services using SSO authentication. Field 
    practitioners will exchange best practices and lessons 
    learned. Participants will share ideas and expand business 
    and professional contacts during lunch roundtables, 
    workshops, receptions and other activities. For more 
    information please visit:
    Topics covered:
       -- Intrusion prevention
       -- Web services security
       -- SSO authentication
       -- Risk Management
       -- Identity management
       -- Legal issues on Identity management
WHEN:  Keynote begins at 10:50 a.m. ET,
    Thursday, May 25th
WHERE:  Marriott Conference Center
    Located on the campus of the University of Maryland at 
    College Park
    3501 University Blvd E
    Adelphi, MD 20783
    For more information regarding the location please visit:

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About Forum Systems

Trustworthy, ubiquitous and robust Web services can only be achieved by combining security controls that are proactive, always on and systematic. Forum Seamless Security Solutions Architecture (Forum S3A(TM)) is an adaptive approach to building security minded service-oriented applications and data-level networks using life-cycle solutions including vulnerability management, testing systems, firewalls and gateways. Forum products are available as software, PCI-card and appliance options and comply with government requirements including CheckPoint OPSEC Certification, FIPS Certification, Common Criteria EAL 4+ (in process) and JITC DoD PKI Certification. Forum Systems is an active a member of OASIS and WS-I helping mature standards such as WS-I Basic Profiles, SAML and WS-Security. Customers can benefit from Forum technology that is bundled with market-leading products: Microsoft ISA Server 2004, NetContinuum NC-1000 WSE, Crossbeam Systems, Breach Security and Network Engines NS6300X. For more information on adaptive solutions for Web services security visit

Forum Systems, Inc. is the Leader in Web Services and SOA Security(TM) infrastructure with a comprehensive suite of XML acceleration, trust management and threat protection 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 2006 and 2004 Awards 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 most recently "Most Outstanding Product of the Year" Well-Connected Aware by CMP. Forum XWall Web Services Firewall is the industry's only XML Firewall selected by InfoWorld LEADERBOARD 2004. Visit Forum at

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