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08.09.2004 – 17:32

Stratus Technologies

Stratus ftServer Systems Are Fully Compatible With SWIFT Interfaces - Compatibility Verified With Financial Community's Advanced Global Messaging Platform

Maynard, MA (ots)

Stratus Technologies, Inc. today announced
that, for the first time, the 7,650 financial institutions in 200
countries that comprise the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial
Telecommunications (SWIFT) can now select an industry-standard server
platform that delivers the industry's highest levels of uptime
reliability to comply with the stringent network-access requirements
defined by SWIFT.
Stratus has verified compatibility of its continuously available
Stratus(R) ftServer(R) system running Microsoft(R) Windows(R) with
the SWIFT portfolio of products. In testing recently completed at
SWIFT headquarters in Brussels, SWIFTAlliance Access, SWIFTAlliance
Gateway, and SWIFTNet Link (SNL) were successfully tested on Stratus'
server platform. "As a result of our testing, we are satisfied that
our applications perform as desired on the ftServer system from
Stratus," said Alain Drese, head of customer integration, SWIFT.
The Stratus ftServer W series family is a complete line of Intel
processor-based fault-tolerant servers with field-proven uptime
reliability of 99.999 percent and better in Windows computing
environments. The ftServer system provides the resilience and uptime
performance necessary to be embraced by financial institutions that
demand absolute data availability. Highly affordable, as well as
simple to deploy, operate and maintain, ftServer systems are used
today by financial institutions around the world for a variety of
transaction-based applications including payments, EFT, ATM, POS, and
fraud detection. It is an ideal server platform to support SWIFT
applications, which are the financial industry's de facto standard
for communicating payments and securities messages globally.
"We are extremely pleased that Stratus can now offer a SWIFT
solution to its customers," said Mary Ellen Putnam, director,
worldwide financial services sales and business development at
Stratus. "Acknowledging continuously available ftServer systems as
network-friendly clears the way for SWIFT-enabled institutions to
better protect the integrity and resiliency of mission-critical
messaging traffic that is essential to their business success."
About Stratus Technologies
Stratus Technologies, Inc. is a global provider of fault-tolerant
computer servers, technologies and services, with more than 20 years
of experience focused in the fault-tolerant server market. Stratus(R)
servers provide high levels of reliability relative to the server
industry, delivering 99.999 percent uptime or better. Stratus servers
and support services are used by customers for their critical
computer-based operations that are required to be continuously
available for the proper functioning of their businesses. For more
information, visit www.stratus.com.
(c) 2004 Stratus Technologies Bermuda Ltd. All rights reserved.
Stratus and ftServer are registered trademarks of Stratus
Technologies Bermuda Ltd. The Stratus Technologies logo is a
trademark of Stratus Technologies Bermuda Ltd. All other marks are
the property of their respective owners.
Contacts:
Stefanie Guzikowski 
Beaupre & Co. Public Relations 
001-603-559-5836 
sguzikowski@beaupre.com
Ken Donoghue 
Stratus Technologies 
001-978-461-7000 
ken.donoghue@stratus.com