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Is REST remaking SOA? Gateways add features

Jack Vaughan interviewed Mamoon Yunus, CEO of Crosscheck Networks, at the Gartner AADI Event regarding prevalent deployment scenarios for SOA/XML Gateways (e.g., Forum Sentry), specifically on how Mobile Computing is being enabled using through gateway technologies.

Here is an excerpt from the interview:

It was all a bit of a whirl when we caught up with Mamoon Yunus, CEO of Crosscheck Networks, at a Gartner event in December. The topic on the docket then has more momentum today. So we decided to revisit our notes and share this take on strong-walled SOA gateways, lightweight SOA, REST and mobile applications. –J. Vaughan, site editor.

SearchSOA: How is SOA today relating to new interest in REST and mobile application building? 

Mamoon Yunus: Primarily what we're seeing is that companies have invested a lot in building a SOA infrastructure and now they're extending that through various channels to mobile computing, more lightweight applications—whether it's on an iPad or whether it's on a Smartphone. Because of that, they need to use lighter weight protocols such as REST while still leveraging the investment that they've made in the enterprise using SOA, more reliable, secure communication.

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Rizwan Mallal serves as the Vice President of Operations at Crosscheck Networks, Inc. As a founding member and Chief Security Architect of Forum Systems, the wholly owned subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks, Rizwan was responsible for all security related aspects of Forum's technology.

Previously, Rizwan was the Chief Architect at Phobos where he was responsible for developing the industry's first embedded SSL offloader. This product triggered Phobos's acquisition by Sonicwall (NASD: SNWL). Before joining Phobos, he was member of the core engineering group at Raptor Systems which pioneered the Firewall/VPN space. Raptor after its successful IPO was later acquired by Axent/Symantec (NASD:SYMC).

Rizwan started his career at Cambridge Technology Partners (acquired by Novell) where he was the technical lead in the client/server group.

Rizwan holds two patents in the area of XML Security. Rizwan has a BSc. in Computer Science from Albright College and MSc. in Computer Science from University of Vermont.