LUMINEX Announces That Its Channel Gateway™ 3200 for Encrypted Mainframe Data Distribution is in Full Production at Fidelity Information Systems
Solution Protects Fidelity’s Confidential Customer Information While in Transit!
RIVERSIDE, CA—November 14, 2006—Luminex Software, Inc., a leading developer of mainframe connectivity, channel gateway, storage and data distribution products, announced today that its Channel Gateway 3200 mainframe distribution encryption solution is in full production at Fidelity Information Services, a majority-owned subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Fidelity Information Services (FIS) is now confidently protecting their business-critical and customers’ sensitive personal and financial data distributed on CDs with Luminex’s Channel Gateway 3200 mainframe encryption solution.
Recent, highly publicized, instances of lost or stolen computer data on tapes and other media have highlighted the need for secure protection of data created, stored and distributed. FIS produces approximately 3,000 CDs per month, containing sensitive and confidential customer data. FIS saw the need to provide security for its CD-based data in the unlikely event it were lost or stolen. FIS proactively turned to Luminex, the developer and supplier of their mainframe Data|WARE™ CD/DVD Production System, to implement a comprehensive security system to protect the CDs produced by the Data|WARE system. In response to the requirement, Luminex delivered the Channel Gateway 3200 that encrypts data when it is written to the CD. The encryption solution is fully automated and once configured requires no user intervention. Luminex’s Channel Gateway 3200 data encryption solution features industry-standard encryption algorithms and methodologies. The Luminex Channel Gateway 3200 provides FIS with an automated, secure and efficient solution to protect and encrypt data stored on CDs.
“Encrypting data directly on CDs at the time of creation with no additional operator intervention provides the data security our customers demand with little to no impact to our operations,” said Phil Cormier, Manager, CTO at Fidelity Information Services. “Luminex’s quick response to our request to provide a CD encryption solution has allowed us to deploy a cost-effective, easy-to-use solution to address security for CD-based distributed data. The Luminex solution is now in full production and is providing flawless service.”
“With our range of mainframe channel gateways and encryption solutions, our customers can deploy industry standard encryption products to directly encrypt tape data distributed on CDs and DVDs, offering their customers, clients and partners secure data protection," stated Michael Saunders, Luminex's President. “We are pleased that Fidelity Information Services has the confidence in Luminex to deliver solutions to meet their secure mainframe storage and distribution needs.”
The Channel Gateway 3200 Production Encryption solution is another example of Luminex’s rapid response to our customers’ and the market’s needs and requirements. Luminex offers mainframe enterprises the best solutions on the market for securely protecting, storing and distributing their business-critical, sensitive and confidential data.
About Fidelity National Financial
Fidelity National Financial, Inc., number 261 on the Fortune 500, provides products and outsourced services and solutions to financial institutions, and the mortgage, insurance and real estate industries. Through its majority-owned, publicly traded subsidiary, Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. (NYSE:FNT), FNF is the nation's largest title insurance company, with nearly 31 percent national market share. Through its majority-owned subsidiary Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. ("FIS"), the Company is a leading provider of core financial institution processing, mortgage loan processing and related information products and outsourcing services to financial institutions, mortgage lenders and real estate professionals. FIS software processes nearly 50 percent of all U. S. residential mortgages, it has processing and technology relationships with 35 of the top 50 Global banks, including 9 of the top 10, and over 2,000 clients in more than 60 countries who rely on its processing and outsourcing products and services. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, FNF is also a provider of specialty insurance products, including flood insurance, homeowners insurance and home warranty insurance. More information about the FNF family of companies can be found at www.fnf.com, www.fntg.com and www.fidelityinfoservices.com.
About Luminex Software, Inc.
Luminex develops and markets mainframe channel gateway, connectivity and data storage products. Luminex products and technology are used worldwide by the leading companies in financial, technology, healthcare and other major industries. Luminex’s Channel Gateway 3400 streams data from mainframe FICON and ESCON channels, at channel speed, to Fibre Channel fabrics and provides the ability to securely encrypt mainframe tape data with no impact to mainframe MIPS, no new tape media and no process changes. Luminex’s Channel Gateway 3200 provides secure encryption of mainframe tape data distributed on CDs and DVDs. The Data|WARE Production CD/DVD product family enables customers to archive and distribute data on DC and DVD media for mainframe and network applications. The Virtual|BLUE™ product family provides native connectivity from mainframes to open-systems servers and storage networks.
Founded in 1994, Luminex Software, Inc. is headquartered in Riverside, California with development offices in San Diego, California, and Beaverton, Oregon. Luminex products are available directly from the company and through partnerships with leading systems integrators and resellers worldwide. Call 1.888.LUMINEX or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or visit our web site at www.luminex.com.
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