Sector, Inc.® announces connectivity to INET through SFTI B2B

NEW YORK, N.Y., October 17, 2005 - Sector, Inc.®, a leading managed services, communications, professional services and data distribution provider for the financial services industry, and its parent company the Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC®), the company that developed the Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure, SFTI®, today announced that clients can utilize SFTI B2BSM for communications services, including order flow, to INETSM, The electronic marketplace. The SFTI B2B service from Sector enables firms to employ existing connectivity to SFTI to communicate with exchanges, market centers and content service providers not hosted by SIAC.

Powered by SFTI, SFTI B2B allows clients to connect to INET for order flow and market data. This includes INET’s ITCH®, OUCH®, FIX, RASHSM and DROP®.

"We’re pleased to offer our INET subscribers connectivity through SFTI B2B," said Mark Stoller, Vice President of Information Technology at INET, The electronic marketplace. Sector and INET will work closely with clients to determine bandwidth needs based on their architecture, system and market needs.

SFTI is nationally recognized for its resiliency and redundancy. Based on proven state-of-the-art technology, SFTI B2B provides clients with a communications platform of unparalleled diversity and reliability that will carry their order flow and other critical data communications through a closed, high bandwidth, optical and highly available network. SFTI has garnered industry-wide acceptance and endorsements from numerous government agencies and industry organizations including, the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), The U.S. Treasury Department, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Securities Industry Association, and the Bond Market Association.

In addition to connectivity to SFTI B2B, Sector offers multiple WAN technologies and architects customers "first mile" service with vendor and route diversity.

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