IBM Sterling B2B Integrator

Unified & Secure Integration for Your Complex Business Processes

Sterling B2B Integrator

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IBM Managed File Transfer (MFT) Solution, will let you integrate complex B2B/EDI processes with your partner communities. It provides a single, flexible B2B platform that supports most communication protocols, helps secure your B2B network and data and achieve high availability operations. It also help you to automate B2B processes across enterprises while providing governance and visibility over those processes.

B2B Integrator Capabilities

  • Supports Business Process Management Approach to B2B Integration
  • Provides enterprise scalability, manageability, and security
  • Facilitates interoperability of integrating software

  • Facilitates data transformation and data management activities that are the basis of the processes
  • IBM Global High Availability Mailbox – For Store and forward Capabilities

  • Tracking and Searching Capabilities

  • Trading Partner Profile Management

  • Web Extensions for Human interaction points into your business process models.
  • Integrate will all your legacy systems
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Managed File Transfer

IBM Managed file transfer addresses the need that organizations have to configure, track, and audit file transfer activity consistently.

Typically, an organization using managed file transfer has the following needs:

Auditability

File transfer activity must be logged so that administrators can determine where each file is sent and when the transfer occurs. The transfer log needs to be centrally accessible.

Security

Each file transfer requests involve acceptance from an authorized person or an application system.

Recoverability & Reliability

Network errors that interrupt a transfer must not cause the transfer to be cast off or partial files to be received.

Platform Connectivity

File transfers must span multiple platforms.

IBM MFT Product Suit

IBM Sterling Connect: Direct
IBM Sterling File Gateway
IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition

IBM Connect: Direct

IBM Connect: Direct provides security-hardened, point-to-point file transfers to reduce the dependency on unreliable File Transfer Protocol (FTP) transfers. It is attuned for high-volume delivery of files among enterprises. The solution assures a more consistent movement of files, from batch integration and movement of large images or catalogs, to synchronization with remote locations. It is designed for multi-platform support.

IBM Sterling File Gateway

File Gateway enables companies to consolidate all internet-based file transfers on a single, scalable, secure and always-on edge gateway. The offering has the abilities necessary to monitor, administer, route and transform high volumes of inbound and outbound files. Enterprises deploying File Gateway are empowered to reduce the costs of managing file transfers, accelerate time to revenue and improve trading partner satisfaction.

The latest version 6.0, introduces features for hybrid cloud deployment via containers, seamless integration with RESTful APIs and high availability via Global Mailbox.

IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer

WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition is a system that transfers files in a managed and auditable way, regardless of file size or operating systems used. Message transfers are monitored, logged, and tracked for auditing purposes. Users can see the progress of the transfer and see where failures arise during a transfer.

This figure shows the layout of a simple WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition setup and transfer. There are two agents. Each agent connects with its own agent queue manager in a WebSphere MQ network. A file is transferred from the agent through the WebSphere MQ network, to the agent. Also in the WebSphere MQ network you have the coordination queue manager and a command queue manager. Applications and tools connect these queue managers to configure, administer, operate, and log WebSphere MQ File Transfer activity.

You can use WebSphere MQ File Transfer to perform these tasks:

  • Create managed file transfers
  • View transfers in progress and log information about the entire transfers in the network

  • View the current status of transfers in progress from WebSphere MQ Explorer on Windows or Linux platforms.

  • Check the status of completed transfers using the WebSphere MQ Explorer on Linux or Windows platforms
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IBM Sterling B2B Map Editor

Sterling B2B Integrator manages data transformation and translation of complex flat files that are in positional, fixed length, and variable-length delimited formats, supporting both standard and extended rules.

It translates data according to the instructions provided in the form of translation maps, which is created and managed using the Map Editor tool. A translation map states how data in one format relates to data in another format.

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IBM Sterling Secure Proxy

IBM Secure Proxy helps secure and shield your trusted network by preventing direct connectivity between external partners and internal servers. It can secure the network and data exchanges at the network edge to allow trusted business-to-business transactions and MFT file exchanges. As a demilitarized zone (DMZ)-based proxy, multi-factor authentication is used for Secure Proxy, SSL session breaks, closing of inbound firewall holes, protocol inspection and other controls to ensure the security of your trusted zone.

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