Crosscheck Networks and Forum Systems Team with Gartner to Host Federated SOA and Cloud Computing Seminar

May 03, 2010, 08:00 ET from Crosscheck Networks, Inc.

BOSTON, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Crosscheck Networks, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Forum Systems today announced an all-day seminar with the Gartner, Inc. titled, "Managing the Evolution of IT through Federated SOA and Cloud Computing." Headlined by internationally recognized SOA expert and Gartner Fellow/VP Massimo Pezzini, the event will take place Tuesday, May 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CET at Hotel Le Meridian Gallia in Milan, Italy.

Highlighting the workshop, Pezzini will discuss "Best Practices in Building Enterprise Scale SOA." Additionally, BPO and CRM solutions and services leader AlmavivA S.p.A. will explore the case study, "Implementing a safe and accessible infrastructure for collaboration." And rounding out the day, Crosscheck Networks CEO Mamoon Yunus will present "Tools and Techniques in Building Successful SOA: Deploying Secure, Reliable and Scalable Services."

"With enterprise IT continually transforming, we are pleased to collaborate with Gartner in providing an insightful forum, offering guidance on managing this evolution and realizing corporate success," said Yunus. "As such, this full-day seminar will offer best practices to help organizations: understand the synergies between SOA and cloud computing; establish Federated SOA; and seamlessly transition to a successful cloud computing business model."

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Fueling organizations' SOA and cloud computing initiatives, Crosscheck Networks and Forum Systems offer a comprehensive services "lifecycle" suite. Deployed together or seamlessly integrated within existing infrastructures, the companies' enterprise-class products comprise:

  • 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. And with support for WS-Trust, SAML 2.0 and WS-identity tokens, SOAPSonar ensures a best-practices approach to Federated Identity Management.

  • Forum Sentry – Simplifying business communications through secure integration across networks and business boundaries, the FIPS- and DoD-certified Sentry XML Gateway ensures preemptive risk mitigation of business transactions exposed via SOA by enabling the ability to develop and deploy robust and reliable SOAP- and XML-based Web services. Empowering more secure, efficient and seamless information exchange among back-office applications, Web services, and customer and partner portals – the hallmarks of SOA Federation – Forum Sentry affords users more control of their Web interactions.

  • Forum STS – 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 their cloud computing initiatives.

  • CloudPort – A first-of-its-kind cloud simulation product that enables enterprises to make more informed decisions when 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 using CloudPort can more confidently 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.

About Crosscheck Networks

Crosscheck Networks and its wholly owned subsidiary Forum Systems deliver solutions for deploying robust, resilient, secure and reliable Web services. The company's integrated, holistic product suite streamlines and optimizes resources throughout the Web services lifecycle, ensuring reduced time-to-market and more rapid return on investment. Crosscheck Networks is the only company with HP Enterprise Management Alliance Program (EMAP) certification for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) testing with native HP Quality Center Integration. For more information, please visit

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