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Greg Faubert, President, MessageWay Solutions, +1 734.462.2244
Juliann Grant, PR Counsel, +1 978.687.4262

MessageWay Adds Perimeter Server to MW Transport, Increasing Security for Advanced Managed File Transfer (MFT) Communications

MW Transport’s Proxy-Plus Securely Streams Files Through Multi-tiered Networks Without Proprietary Clients

September 8, 2008 – MessageWay Solutions™, a leading provider of Advanced Managed File Transfer (MFT) software, today at the Virtual MessageWay User Group Conference announced the availability of MW Transport Perimeter Server™ (MWPS) within the MessageWay® Advanced MFT Suite. MW Transport, the flexible, standards-based communications hub of the MessageWay Suite, provides a comprehensive set of secure client and server protocols that align with trading partner file exchange requirements. The perimeter servers enable organizations to overcome regulatory compliance concerns by eliminating their dependence on commodity FTP servers and other disk-based B2B file exchange products. In addition, MWPS allows organizations to take the concept of secure streaming to the next level with Proxy-Plus™, a hardened, secure proxy technology that manages all push and pull communications between trading partners.

Secure B2B Communications Over Standard Protocols

Unlike commodity file exchange servers, MWPS securely streams data from the demilitarized zone (DMZ) into the secure application layer of the enterprise network environment; sensitive B2B files are never stored on disk in unsecured areas of the network. Similarly, MW Transport performs authentications using the credentials stored in the secure zone of the network. Consequently, all data and credentials for B2B file exchange are fully secured from unauthorized access.

Reduced Implementation Cost and Risk

MWPS fully supports communications with any commercially available client that conforms to open standards. Employing standards-based protocols enables MWPS users to avoid costly proprietary file exchange solutions. Standards-based protocols also eliminate potential implementation delays due to trading partner resistance to installing and using unfamiliar client software.

MW Transport Proxy-Plus

MW Transport Perimeter Server (MWPS) takes the concept of secure streaming to the next level. With Proxy-Plus, only partner-facing communications session are conducted using standard command structures and protocols. Once the session is established with the external partner, MWPS performs a protocol switch and then securely streams files and commands to the MessageWay server behind the firewall. For outbound ‘push’ communications, the process is reversed – MWPS accepts secure connections from MessageWay, and then Proxy-Plus performs the protocol switch to accommodate the trading partner’s communications server.

According to Greg Faubert, CEO of MessageWay Solutions, "MWPS and Proxy-Plus provide users with an even higher level of security for streaming files into and out of the enterprise and provide the added benefit of supporting standards-based protocols. That eliminates potential delays due to customer resistance and dramatically shortens time-to-ROI." Faubert went on to say, "FTP is a good protocol, but FTP servers are not a viable strategy for enterprise file exchange. MWPS enables organizations to harness all FTP instances into one place, migrate trading partners with ease, and offer a centralized, secure communications platform for all B2B file exchange. With the dashboard capabilities of MW Director, our users have a single point of control and visibility over enterprise file movement."

Pricing & Availability

MW Transport’s MW Perimeter Server is an integrated component of the MessageWay Advanced MFT Suite and can only be purchased with a full software license to the suite. It is available for purchase and installation immediately. Prices for MessageWay Advanced MFT start at $45,000.

About MessageWay

MessageWay Solutions is a leading provider of Advanced Managed File Transfer (MFT) solutions that modernize and consolidate IT assets, centralize control, and streamline business processes around B2B file exchange. From purchasing to payment processing to logistics tracking throughout the supply chain, the company’s premiere suite, MessageWay, provides secure, end-to-end control over enterprise file exchange inside and outside the firewall. The company delivers exceptional interoperability and flexibility to design and integrate Advanced MFT systems that work with any trading partner’s requirements. MessageWay Solutions works with Global 2000 organizations in banking and financial services, logistics and supply chain management, and government agencies. Leading customers include Bank of America, Fidelity, Barclays Bank, Schenker Logistics, and the United States Postal Service. For more information, visit http://www.messageway.com.

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For further information, contact:
Greg Faubert, President
MessageWay Solutions
17197 North Laurel Park Drive, Suite 201
Livonia, MI 48152
Tel: 734-462-2244
Email:
Web: www.messageway.com

PR Office:
Juliann Grant
Telesian Technology
49 Midgley Lane
Worcester, MA 01604 USA
Tel: 978.687.4262
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