SONICMQ’S NEW FAMILY OF BRIDGES IMPROVES B2B AND LEGACY SYSTEMS INTEGRATION Thursday 29 March 2001 PDF Print New SonicMQ Bridges extend e-business messaging capabilities to IBM MQSeries, E-mail and FTP Services. Slough, March 29th 2001 — Sonic Software Corporation has begun shipping the latest release of Java messaging server, SonicMQ™ Version 3.v1 with a new family of bridges designed to improve connectivity and integration with other messaging types and products, including IBM’s MQ Series®. The bridges are an add-on product at no charge and available for download on the web. The increasing opportunities for greater business-to-business (B2B) and application-to-application (A2A)integration depend on reliable guaranteed messaging. SonicMQ is one of the most open products designed specifically for e-business messaging; enabling developers to transparently route messages to other Java™ Message Services and disparate legacy systems as well as e-business services such as e-mail or internet protocols like FTP. Greg O’Connor, president of Sonic Software, said: “SonicMQ’s quality of service and flexibility, such as connection time failover and the dynamic routing on a per message basis, are unmatched by any other JMS provider. We’ve achieved seamless integration with IBM’s MQSeries, as well as other messaging systems, expanding the message management and message mapping capabilities of the SonicMQ Bridges.” In particular, the SonicMQ™ Bridge for IBM MQSeries overcomes the problem of integrating the new world of JMS messaging—with its flexible messaging models—with the world of MQSeries queues. It allows connection to third parties through an MQSeries interface, as well as to virtually any existing enterprise application built on top of an MQSeries infrastructure. The SonicMQ Bridge for IBM MQSeries is easily configured and completely transparent to client applications requiring no changes to be made to existing JMS or MQSeries applications for exchanging messages between the two domains. SonicMQ represents a major advance over previous generations of messaging products and is widely recognised as the leader in e-business messaging. It natively supports internet standards and is based on the Java Message Service (JMS) specification, which provides a common set of interfaces, messaging concepts and programming strategies. SonicMQ has been chosen by many leading e-commerce companies, such as Commerce One’s Covisint, Hewlett Packard and GE Global eXchange Services, and has won numerous awards, including Java Pro Magazine’s Readers Choice Award for Best Java Messaging Tool, Best Java Middleware from attendees at the SIGS Conference for Java Development, and a World Class Award from Java Developer’s Journal. About Sonic Software Corporation Sonic Software is a leading provider of e-business messaging (EBM) software and services. The SonicMQ™ E-Business Messaging Server™ provides highly scalable, standards-based internet middleware that enables the guaranteed and secure delivery of business data between applications across the distributed enterprise or between companies for B2B exchange. Sonic Software Corporation, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), is headquartered in Bedford, MA and can be found at www.sonicmq.com. -ends- SonicMQ is a trademark of Sonic Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. MQSeries is a registered trademark of International Business Machine Corporation. Java and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems Inc in the US and other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. Press enquiries to: Salli Roskilly, Saffron Communications. T: +44 (0)1763 208708 F: +44 (0)1763 208813 E: email@example.com Sonic Software: Markus Speier, Marketing Manager, EMEA Tel: +49 (0)711 18293-41 Fax: +49 (0)711 18293-48 E: Markus.Speier@progress.com TECHNICAL NOTE FOR EDITORS. AVAILABILITY The family of SonicMQ Bridges includes: - Bridge for IBM MQSeries - Bridge for JMS - Bridge for FTP - Bridge for Mail Downloadable from: The Developer’s Edition of SonicMQ Bridges is free and available for download at http://www.progress.com/cgi-bin/sonic.cgi/download_product.w... FEATURES Ease of use - Requires no programming modifications to applications. Mappings between multiple sources and destinations are user-defined via an XML-based configuration file. Provides centralised administration via a graphical user interface or command line. Extensive Interoperability - Facilitates data exchange between multiple sources and destinations in each domain. Simultaneously interoperates with multiple types of messaging systems and internet services at any time, and anywhere on the network. Supports both JMS messaging models: publish/subscribe and point-to-point. Quality of Service (QoS) - Intelligently maps QoS from one messaging system to another, protecting against message loss. Standards Adherent - Supports JMS 1.0.2, standard communication protocols including TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, and popular mail protocols such as SMTP, IMAP and POP3. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Saffron Communications (Hertfordshire) in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.