SOURCE: nuBridges, Inc.

July 08, 2008 09:20 ET

nuBridges Included in Three Gartner Magic Quadrants

nuBridges Named to Managed File Transfer, B2B Gateway Providers and Integration Service Providers Magic Quadrants

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - nuBridges, Inc., the secure eBusiness authority, announced today that it has been included in three Gartner Magic Quadrants in reports recently published by the IT analyst firm on Managed File Transfer (MFT), B2B Gateway Providers and Integration Service Providers.

nuBridges was placed in the Visionary Quadrant in Gartner's June 23 Magic Quadrant for the Managed File Transfer report. Cited for its integrated B2B Gateway and MFT suite that enables nuBridges to offer common security and communications protocols, trading partner management and packaged integrated processes, such as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliance and CSOS and MFT, the report also recognized nuBridges' strong management team.(1)

According to the report, "Numerous factors cause companies to re-examine how they manage the movement of information from system to system, partner to partner and person to person. FTP alone is not a viable option to give you the insight, security, performance and, ultimately, the risk mitigation necessary to responsibly conduct business".(1) The report analyzes 20 vendors that offer technologies, services and disciplines to help companies manage all aspects of the transfer of information, providing MFT functionality in multiple deployment models, including services, appliances and traditional software.

In addition to being named a "Visionary" in the MFT Magic Quadrant, nuBridges was also designated a Niche Player in the Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers and the Magic Quadrant for Integration Service Providers for nuBridges Exchange. The company's flagship B2B software solution, nuBridges Exchange enables businesses to execute, secure, control, manage and view all file transfer activity through a centralized gateway.

The B2B Gateway Provider report stated that, "The B2B gateway software market is growing and dynamic, which reflects IT users' changing (and increasingly challenging) requirements for more-capable B2B gateway software solutions to support more (and increasingly sophisticated) B2B projects."(2) According to the report authors, Benoit J. Lheureux and Paolo Malinverno, "The nuBridges solution is differentiated by its strong community management and flexible, on-premises or on-demand delivery model -- the latter enables IT users to deploy any combination of direct connections (using nuBridges Exchange software) and intermediated connections (using nuBridges Exchange IaaS). nuBridges also offers complementary security software for data-at-rest, which it's integrating with nuBridges B2B gateway software and MFT technology."(2)

The Magic Quadrant for Integration Service Providers report stated, "Increasing automation, international e-commerce, business-to-business service-oriented architecture, cloud computing and vendor innovation are driving new offerings, infrastructure improvements and consolidation in the integration-as-a-service and B2B project outsourcing market segments."(3)

The authors included nuBridges in the report because nuBridges Exchange "combines traditional EDI capabilities with strong security (it claims to be the only service provider that does not accept unsecured connections), MFT and innovative community management, all delivered as software or as a service (just IaaS or that combined with B2B project outsourcing)."(3)

"Gartner is an important influencer and authority in our market, and we're very pleased to be included as a vendor of note in three different business integration segments. nuBridges has the proven ability to solve the real-world challenges of secure information exchange," said Kim Addington, Chief Marketing Officer for nuBridges. "Our deep industry experience and close relationship with our customers will continue to serve us well as we move forward with new solutions designed to meet evolving business integration needs and associated security requirements."

(1) Magic Quadrant for Managed File Transfer (by L. Frank Kenney, James Lennard) June 23, 2008

(2) Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers (by Benoit J. Lheureux, Paolo Malinverno) June 3, 2008

(3) Magic Quadrant for Integration Service Providers (by Benoit J. Lheureux, Paolo Malinverno) May 28, 2008

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 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. The analysis depicts how certain vendors measure up against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by the Gartner Group. 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.

About nuBridges, Inc.

Atlanta-based nuBridges, Inc. is a leading provider of software and managed services for securely exchanging data within and among enterprises. Founded in 2001 by eBusiness pioneers and visionaries, nuBridges software and managed services protect sensitive data at rest and in transit and perform digital information exchange inside and among enterprises, while providing end-to-end control, security and visibility. More than 3,000 customers worldwide depend on nuBridges secure eBusiness solutions to encrypt millions of credit cards, transmit billions of dollars of EDI transactions and handle countless files transfers between applications, businesses and people annually across every industry. More information is located at www.nubridges.com.

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