Sterling Commerce Delivers a Managed File Transfer-Enabled Integration Gateway

Vienna, Austria - 15 September 2008

Sterling Commerce, an AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) company, today announced a pre-built, single application file gateway solution that offers point-and-click configuration within a rules-based architecture. Sterling File Gateway extends the value chain with managed file transfer (MFT) capabilities to handle everything from high-frequency messages and huge periodic file transfers to high volume loads of real-time data while leveraging the power of business-to-business (B2B) integration to move data in transit in a manageable way.

According to Gartner, “Although there's still an active market for stand-alone MFT software solutions, B2B Gateway Software (BGS) vendors increasingly offer MFT functionality as an embedded feature or add-on option for their BGS. We expect to see more convergence of the BGS and MFT markets, particularly from vendors addressing the needs of information technology (IT) users implementing B2B infrastructure in association with B2B consolidation projects.”

With its advanced partner on-boarding features, extensive communication channel support and improved business process management, Sterling File Gateway advances operational execution with predefined, event-driven business processes and centralized, enhanced management. It provides end-to-end visibility, auditing and reporting services, and the ability to manage a large number of partners and protocols efficiently.

“Sterling Commerce has been and continues to be a leading provider of B2B integration and MFT solutions that enable flexible business process integration across organizations’ internal and external boundaries,” said Chris Johnson, vice president, global product marketing and management, B2B Collaboration Solutions, Sterling Commerce. “We are proud to leverage our expertise in these areas to offer our customers the power of both in Sterling File Gateway.”

Sterling Commerce integration solutions protect business operations from inevitable changes in business, technology and legislative environments; improve operational efficiency and customer satisfaction by integrating all partners and all processes across an industry’s value-chain; and support future growth initiatives by laying the foundation for a strategic, long-term, sustainable multi-enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA).

Earlier this year, leading analyst firm Gartner positioned Sterling Commerce in the “Leaders” quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers,[2] in the “Leaders” quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Managed File Transfer Providers and in the “Leaders” quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Integration Service Providers.

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