IBM Sterling Connect:Direct is a point-to-point (peer-to-peer) file-based integration system to provide 24×365 high volume, secure, assured data exchange, both within and between enterprises. Files may contain any type of data (text, EDI, binary, digital content, image) and be transferred across any number of platforms and disparate file systems.
With automated scheduling, checkpoint restart,and automatic recovery/retry you can trust IBM Sterling Connect:Direct to deliver your files. If a data transmission is interrupted, the system will try to restart the transmission after a predefined interval for a configured amount of time. As all transfer events are logged there are verifiable audit trails of all actions.
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct uses a proprietary protocol to keep your data private, and offers basic security via authentication and user proxies. For more robust security, it also supports a comprehensive cryptographic solution (IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Secure Plus) that uses X.509 certificates, SSL, and TLS data encryption, and data integrity checking.
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct can handle the most demanding loads, whether they be high volumes of small files or large terabyte files, the system is optimized for high performance and throughput.