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Sterling Commerce Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant in Magic Quadrant for Managed File Transfer Providers

  • 30 June, 2008 06:54

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<p>Melbourne, 30 June 2008 – Sterling Commerce, an AT&amp;T Inc. (NYSE:T) subsidiary, today announced that the company has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for Managed File Transfer” report. (*)</p>
<p>“We’re pleased to be placed in the leader’s quadrant by Gartner,” said Geoff Baird, vice president, Global Managed File Transfer, for Sterling Commerce. “Sterling MFT is the market-leading solution for managing file transfers of any size, volume or format and gives our customers in a variety of industries the security needed to expand their business.”</p>
<p>According to the report, “Gartner estimates that the market for managed file transfer suites and services is approximately US$450 million and is growing at a rate of 21 percent to 26 percent year-over-year. Fortunately, for many of these vendors, while the overall market for MFT solutions grows at a healthy rate, the overall pool of enterprises needing MFT solutions grows even faster.”</p>
<p>As the demand for managed file transfer suites continues to grow, Sterling Commerce is in a unique position to take advantage of the company’s extensive history with MFT solutions and deployments in the majority of financial and manufacturing institutions.</p>
<p>“Ninety-three percent of the financial companies in the Fortune® 1000 use Sterling Commerce Solutions,” Baird said. “It is fair to say that our MFT suite is the ‘gold standard’ for banks around the world. We’re proud to offer a solution that supports multiple protocol and security standards while enabling higher levels of service.”</p>
<p>The Sterling MFT suite assures the delivery of mission-critical data payloads between enterprises in diverse industries, including financial services, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, distribution and others. The company’s MFT suite provides increased performance and aims to remove the risk associated with File Transfer Protocol-based solutions by increasing management visibility and security compliance and reducing management cost. The solutions also provide a scalable environment that supports the growth of partner communities, increases customer retention and decreases liability.</p>
<p>About the Magic Quadrant</p>
<p>The Gartner Magic Quadrant is copyrighted June, 2008 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.</p>
<p>About Sterling Commerce</p>
<p>Sterling Commerce, a subsidiary of AT&amp;T Inc. (NYSE:T), helps customers thrive in a global economy by connecting their business communities, processes, people and technology. More than 30,000 customers worldwide – including 80 percent of the Fortune 500 – use Sterling Commerce solutions for business process integration, multi-channel selling, and supply chain fulfillment to improve profitability inside and outside their company walls. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Sterling Commerce has offices in 19 countries and most major cities around the world. More information on the company can be found at www.sterlingcommerce.com.au</p>
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<p>* Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Managed File Transfer" by L. Frank Kenney and James Lennard, June 23, 2008.</p>

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