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Sterling Commerce Adds Data Exchange, Extranet Systems

Dallas, TX-based Sterling Commerce Inc. outlined a new e-commerce infrastructure strategy, adding Internet data exchange and extranet systems management software to its current advanced file transfer and remote systems management solutions.

The company said a need has arisen for new management solutions that are built from the ground up to work over the both the Internet and intranets that automate and simplify the management of e-commerce applications.

The company said its data exchange solutions for the Internet provide a non-invasive method of securely exchanging business information between applications, not just node points within a network.

The new extranet systems management solutions provide management capabilities such as software distribution, asset and configuration management and content distribution, the company said. These capabilities enable companies to monitor the health and availability of applications and data files for communities both inside and outside the corporate firewall.