SOURCE: NextPlane


January 13, 2015 08:00 ET

NextPlane Offers Federation Services to Markit Collaboration Customers

Markit Customers Now Can Join the World's Fastest Growing Community of "Federation-Ready" Companies

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 13, 2015) - NextPlane, Inc. the leading provider of B2B UC Collaboration and Federation Services, announced that it will now offer its unique UC federation technology that was licensed to build Markit's (NASDAQ: MRKT) UC federation business directly to firms which subscribed to Markit's Collaboration Services subscribers. 

By joining UC Exchange, banks and financial services' end-users can securely share presence, exchange instant messages, participate in multi-user chat sessions, and make voice or video calls to their external colleagues across a broad range of UC platforms, including Microsoft Office® 365, Lync 2013 and 2010, OCS 2007 R1 and R2; Cisco WebEx Messenger, Unified Communication Manager IM and Presence Service, and Jabber XCP; IBM Sametime; Unify OpenScape®, Broadsoft Cloud One®, GENBAND EXPERiUS OpenFire, and virtually any other UC platform.

In today's increasingly security conscious world, for organizations to be agile, having the ability to communicate and engage with a diverse set of external business partners, regardless of UC platform, is critical. In such a context, UC Exchange B2B UC Collaboration has emerged as the go-to service to empower all manner of organizations and functional areas within them, to effectively and securely communicate and collaborate in real time.

"NextPlane is committed to ensuring secure collaboration environment for all UC platforms through our UC Exchange service," said Farzin Shahidi, CEO of NextPlane. "By acting as an intermediary, UC Exchange allows only authorized traffic to flow to our customers' UC environments, thus providing a level of security and protection that is lacking in direct UC federations. We are very pleased to provide Markit's customers the opportunity to participate in secure B2B UC collaboration with their trading partners, corporate customers and providers."

About NextPlane

Based in Sunnyvale, CA, NextPlane ( is the global leader in providing scalable B2B Collaboration and Federation Services for Unified Communications (UC). NextPlane UC Exchange is the world's fastest-growing community of organizations that are transforming their real-time B2B collaboration through UC federation. Using UC Exchange, leading companies and organizations worldwide in financial services, energy, automotive, pharmaceutical, hi-tech, mining, legal, media, manufacturing, construction and education are building real-time collaborative business communities.

UC Exchange has more than 250 member organizations with 500,000 federated users across 1000+ unique corporate domains, processing more than 1 billion federated messages per month. The UC Exchange community is powered by a scalable any-to-any UC collaboration service. Whether it is presence, instant messaging, multi-user chat, or voice and video calls, employees in member organizations can collaborate instantly with their colleagues in partner organizations regardless of their underlying UC platform.

Contact Information

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    Marianna Prodan
    NextPlane, Inc.
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