ECS Gateway Server 6.5 added to the ECS product family to protect corporate data and networks and improve support for Contivo transformation maps
ATLANTA — May 31, 2012 —
Liaison Technologies, a global provider of secure cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions, announced today the availability of the latest release of its Electronic Commerce Server (ECS) Gateway Server for enterprise application and business-to-business integration. Liaison ECS Gateway Server 6.5 adds a platform-independent proxy server to the ECS product family, as well as improved support for transformation maps created in Contivo, Liaison’s design-time semantic integration technology for enterprise data integration.
The new ECS Gateway Server makes it easier for companies that use ECS to communicate with external trading partners to protect their data and network. Instead of having to use a third-party solution to communicate through the firewall to the protected part of the network where ECS resides, or opening a firewall to allow inbound and outbound HTTP/FTP connections between trading partners and the ECS platform, customers can now deploy the ECS Gateway Server on any type of platform, including Linux and Unix servers.
“ECS Gateway Server provides a dependable and affordable communications platform for mid-market companies and enterprises,” said Robert Fox, Liaison Technologies’ director of B2B/EAI Software Development. “By adding a platform-independent proxy server, we’re providing our ECS customers with unsurpassed data and network protection that’s easy to configure and monitor.”
The ECS Gateway Server benefits include:
- Two-click configuration — After registering the proxy server in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), customers simply “promote” a channel out to the DMZ, making configuration as easy as two mouse clicks.
- Intuitive monitoring — Proxy server monitoring tools understand ECS Gateway Server natively to make network traffic and connections monitoring intuitive. Additionally, session logging is integrated into the same tools used in ECS.
- Security — The proxy server runs in the Demilitarized Zone and communicates to ECS Gateway Server over a secure encrypted, authenticated port, thereby securing all data moving between the DMZ and the safe-side.
- Less intervention and configuration — Connections between ECS Gateway Server and the proxy server originate from inside the network so that IT never has to open holes in the firewall.
- Privacy — With the proxy server, data never touches metal in the Demilitarized Zone. As data is transferred in and out of ECS Gateway Server, no temp files or data of any kind are stored permanently or temporarily in the DMZ, eliminating the risk of sensitive information being accessible.
ECS 6.5 also strengthens support for Contivo, enabling transformation maps created with the technology to be deployed directly to the ECS Gateway Server environment. This saves time by allowing customers to execute Contivo transforms natively without writing a line of code.
More about ECS Gateway Server and Contivo
ECS Gateway Server provides a powerful integration tool for all types of enterprise application integration projects, whether data is derived from EDI, XML, legacy applications or enterprise-wide distributed database systems. With support for a wide variety of data transfer protocols and standards, ECS moves transactional data across the enterprise and trading partner community, seamlessly connecting companies with customers, suppliers and back-end systems with minimal effort in one cohesive operation. While ECS Gateway Server can be used on its own, it is often paired with Liaison’s Delta data translator or its Contivo enterprise data integration solution to provide complete enterprise application and business-to-business integration that lets organizations integrate between applications, implement Web services, and easily manage the communications and mapping components of all solutions in service.
ECS Gateway Server supports industry communications protocols, including S/MIME, AS1, AS2, AS3 and SOAP/SwA, to move all types of data into, out of and across the enterprise. ECS can be used to connect directly with trading partners or through Liaison’s network and is available in three versions: ECS Lite, ECS Standard and ECS Enterprise.
Liaison Technologies is a global data management and integration company. It provides innovative solutions to integrate, transform, harmonize, manage and secure critical business data on-premise or in the cloud. With a comprehensive array of business-to-business and application-to-application integration and data transformation services, as well as on-premise and cloud-based data security solutions, Liaison’s practitioners implement data management infrastructures adapted to each client’s specific business requirements. Headquartered in Atlanta, Liaison has offices in the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit liaison.opentext.com.
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