KuppingerCole Report
Executive View
By Alexei Balaganski

Forum Sentry API Security Gateway

Forum Sentry API Security Gateway is an integrated platform for API and service security, access management and legacy application modernization with a strong focus on “security by design”, certified encryption, and support for a broad range of Web Services, B2B, Mobile, Cloud and IoT APIs and other protocols.

1 Introduction

Forum Systems is a privately held independent engineering company based in Needham, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 2001, the company provides gateway- ...

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2.1 Overview

Forum Sentry API Security Gateway is an integrated solution for managing and securing Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) – standardized inte ...

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2.2 API Management and Security

The primary function of an API gateway is, of course, to enable integration of existing enterprise services with external infrastructures. For that, F ...

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2.3 Identity and Access Management

The identity platform provided by the solution is notable for supporting a large variety of credentials and identity tokens with transparent on-the-fl ...

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2.4 Privacy and Security

A hardware-accelerated FIPS-certified encryption module of the Forum Security appliance provides a foundation for numerous methods of ensuring transac ...

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2.5 Reporting and Analytics

Forum Sentry provides extensive functionality for ensuring transaction accountability, including archiving into external repositories, various logging ...

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2.6 Availability and Performance

For many companies, APIs have already become the primary channel for business transactions. An API gateway in these cases becomes the single device ha ...

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3 Strengths and Challenges

Forum Sentry API Security Gateway is still the only product on the market where security forms the integral foundation of the architecture and was not ...

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