LUMINEX Announces that Its Channel Gateway™ 3200 for Encrypted Mainframe Data Distribution is in Full Production at Leading Financial Services Company

Solution Protects Confidential Client Information While In Transit

RIVERSIDE, CA—June 6, 2006—Luminex Software, Inc., a leading developer of mainframe connectivity, channel gateway, storage and data distribution products, announced today the completion of the installation and release for production of its Channel Gateway 3200 mainframe encryption and distribution solution at a leading global financial services company with some multi-million customer accounts.  In response to increasing pressures to protect its clients' confidential financial information, the financial services giant issued a directive that all electronic portable media classified as confidential that is transferred between its company locations or to or from third parties must be encrypted. 

The financial services giant has been using Luminex’s Data|WARE™ Production CD/DVD systems for years to produce over 3,000 CDs monthly, containing confidential customer statements and records.  In order to comply with their directive and protect their customers’ confidential data, company turned to Luminex to develop the encryption solution.  Luminex provided its Channel Gateway 3200 solution and developed custom capabilities to provide industry standard encryption for mainframe data distributed on removable CD/DVD WORM media.  

The Channel Gateway 3200 encryption solution is fully automated and once configured requires little to no user intervention.  The mainframe data encryption solution is a 100% MIPS-less process and features industry-standard encryption algorithms and methodologies.  The Luminex Channel Gateway 3200 provides the financial services company with a fully automated, secure and efficient security solution to protect and encrypt mainframe-based client data distributed on CD and DVD media to non-mainframe partners and customers.  The encryption solution is now in full production.

“With our range of mainframe channel gateways and encryption solutions, mainframe customers can deploy industry standard encryption products to directly encrypt mainframe generated data on tape, CD and DVD and comply with the ever increasing demands to protect and safeguard data," stated Michael Saunders, Luminex's President.  “We are pleased that a leading financial services company continues to rely on Luminex to deliver solutions to meet their mainframe storage and distribution needs."

In addition to the Channel Gateway 3200, Luminex offers mainframe users the industry’s first direct-to-tape mainframe encryption solutions with its Channel Gateway 3400 (ESCON and FICON connectivity).  Combined with leading encryption appliances, the Luminex Channel Gateway streams data at channel speed between mainframe channels and Fibre Channel fabrics.  The Channel Gateways are 100% MIPS-less and enable enterprise-wide, FIPS certified, tape encryption and global key management, using the leading encryption appliances.

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 Gateways stream data from mainframe FICON and ESCON channels, at channel speed, to Fibre Channel fabrics and provide the ability to securely encrypt mainframe tape data for backup, archive, and distribution.  The Data|WARE Production CD/DVD product family enables customers to archive and distribute data on CD 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 for more information, or visit our web site at

Luminex, Channel Gateway, Data|WARE and Virtual|BLUE are trademarks of Luminex Software, Inc.  All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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