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Progress Yields Revamped Messaging Server

Progress Software Corp. Wednesday rolled out the latest version of its messaging server.

Geared to boost e-commerce, Progress (PRGS) SonicMQ 2000.1 offers point-to-point message delivery that is 30 percent faster than the original version as well as broader platform support and additional security.

SonicMQ 2000.1 also offers enhanced HTTP tunneling support, to handle applets in all deployment situations including firewalls and proxy servers. With 2000.1, SonicMQ now supports certified HP-UX and IBM AIX, in addition to Windows NT, Sun Solaris and Linux.

SonicMQ is based on the Java message service specification, part of the Java 2 Enterprise Edition standard, which provides a set of messaging concepts and programming strategies enabling Java developers to add enterprise messaging capabilities to their applications. SonicMQ enhances the basic JMS specification, providing speed for scalable performance.

"The growth in online business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce makes the need for a secure, reliable delivery mechanism for every transaction more critical than ever," said Gary Barnett, middleware analyst and research director at OVUM Inc.

"With expanded platform support and even higher performance, this new release of SonicMQ means that users have more choices when it comes to strategic messaging technology."