-NYSE Technologies’ SFTI Network Now Links to All Displayed U.S. Equity Markets-
Direct Edge Now Available on NYSE Technologiesí SFTI Network
March 10, 2009 – NYSE Euronext’s (NYX) commercial technology unit, NYSE Technologies, today announced that its Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure® (SFTI®) network has completed connectivity to the Direct Edge, the fourth largest U.S. equities marketplace. SFTI continues to be the leader in low-latency connectivity for U.S. markets and increasingly in Europe where the SFTI network is being expanded aggressively.
“Our customers have found the SFTI network to be such a fast and secure network that they’ve requested that we help them connect to every market they participate in. By making Direct Edge’s three highly active trading platforms - EDGA, EDGX, and the ISE Stock Exchange - accessible over the SFTI network we further demonstrate our commitment to doing just that and gives us 100% coverage of the displayed U.S. equity markets,” said Ken Barnes, Vice President, Global Connectivity at NYSE Technologies. “NYSE Technologies has a bold vision for aggressively expanding SFTI to create the premier network linking all markets and market participants throughout the world and we’re executing on that goal.”
“Our connection to the SFTI network is an important step in our continuing evolution as a major market center,” said Steve Bonanno, CTO of Direct Edge. “We need to offer clients the best connectivity options available. We are happy to be part of the SFTI network.”
NYSE Technologies’ SFTI network is the highly resilient, ultra low-latency communications backbone created for the financial industry in 2002. It offers connectivity to multiple exchanges, market centers and content services providers including all of the National Market System markets in the U.S and also connects to over 1,300 market participants. The SFTI FIX protocol provides open, standards-based access for data and trading. The OMS neutral FIX router enables customers to get to any destination connected to the SFTI network through a single FIX connection.
About NYSE Technologies
A division of NYSE Euronext (NYX), NYSE Technologies is a leader in providing innovative software, market data products and data management applications, connectivity solutions, exchange technology, and transaction solutions for trading firms, vendors and financial markets around the world. NYSE Technologies offers one of the most comprehensive suites of high quality commercial technology products that includes advanced messaging platforms, co-location services, ultra-low latency order routing and a one-of-a-kind hosted network community, all designed to enable the free flow of liquidity for the global marketplace. This division operates four units: the Global Connectivity unit, offering one of the world's largest, most reliable financial transaction networks connecting firms and exchanges worldwide; the Trading Solutions unit, which creates and implements high performance, end-to-end messaging software and real-time market data distribution and integration products; the Exchange Solutions unit, which provides multi-asset exchange platform services, managed services and expert consultancy; and the Global Market Data unit, which offers a broad array of global market information products covering multiple asset classes. With offices across the U.S. , Europe , Singapore and Japan , NYSE Technologies' advanced integrated solutions for a wide range of services has earned the ability to power the trading operations of global financial institutions and exchanges. For additional information visit: http://www.nyse.com/technologies.
About Direct Edge
Direct Edge offers the next generation of displayed markets. With U.S. cash equities volume routinely exceeding 1 billion shares per day, Direct Edge uses multiple ECN and exchange platforms and unique order types to match complementary forms of liquidity based on sensitivity to transaction cost, fill rate, fill speed, and contra-side sophistication, while maintaining high execution quality and low latencies. Headquartered in Jersey City, N.J., Direct Edge is owned by a consortium that includes the International Securities Exchange, Knight Capital Group, Inc., Citadel Derivatives Group, The Goldman Sachs Group, and J.P. Morgan. More information about Direct Edge is available at http://www.directedge.com. Everybody Needs Some Edge.
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Contact: Rafi Reguer/Direct Edge
Contact: Eric Ryan/NYSE Euronext