Internet based Virtual Private Networks remain a popular choice for many buy-side firms and are expected to remain so for the foreseeable future. The flexibility of a VPN is unmatched. Whether the trading systems are co-located in a London office, a New York datacenter or on a island in the Caribbean, VPNs provide a secure and cost effective alternative to fixed network services. However, VPNs are not without their drawbacks. They can be tricky to configure, a headache to manage and experience QoS and latency issues that are not present in solutions with a high QoS such as Cloud Powered Connectivity or leased lines. Furthermore, Internet VPNs use public internet infrastructure, so there is no point-of-contact if a public router is experiencing issues that affects the QoS of your VPN.
Managed VPNs help alleviate these drawbacks through standard configurations compatible with a broad range of VPN hardware and software. QoS and latency issues are kept to a bare minimum as the use of highly available Global Cloud PoPs provide a localized gateway to the F-I-X platform. Service quality is dramatically increased as F-I-X shifts Managed VPN traffic onto high-quality, hyperscaled Cloud Powered Connectivity. Disaster Recovery and secondary gateways are supported too, improving service availability and decreasing operational risk to the VPN connected counterparty.
F-I-X is a B2B SaaS cloud and connectivity platform delivered through seven distinct SaaS offerings, tailored to key segments in the Capital Markets Industry. These key segments include Buy-sides and their Vendors, Sell-sides and their Vendors, as well as Exchanges and Regulators. With F-I-X comes choice, Public or White Labelled, Order Routing Clouds connect Buy-sides with Sell-sides across the globe. F-I-X flexibility allows for services to be bundled together, taking full advantage of the extensive financial cloud that has been designed and built-out to provide; a) The Sell-side access and quality order flow from a high number of Buy-side networks and b) The Buy-side access to the top brokers on a global scale.
Technology in the Capital Markets industry is in a transitional phase. Hyperscale technologies are disrupting global industries, challenging the efficiency, agility and scalability of deployed systems throughout the entire technology stack. Taking advantage is not easy, a set of solutions is needed that can enable interoperability with this disruptive, growing technical landscape, without uprooting what is being relied upon today.
Introducing F-I-X, a secure platform designed and built for the Trading Community. Primed for disruption, the platform offers its users instant Cloud presence and access to a broad range of value creating Cloud Enabled Business Solutions provided by CapitalMarkets.Technology and its strategic partners.
F-I-X is underpinned by CM.T’s strong enterprise grade, low-code/no-code FIX technology. It supports a significant number of value adding Apps in buy- to sell-side order flow related areas such as Client Connectivity, Message Routing, Low-touch Technology, Hi-touch Applications and Venue Connectivity. For Inter-operation & intelligence, further Apps can be paired for Real-time Data Analytics, Dashboards, powerful REST APIs and enterprise grade BI capabilities. Trade Compliance and Trade Surveillance solutions complete the offering, while in-house built and 3rd Party vended applications are optionally supported.
In addition to its SaaS solutions and managed services, CMT offers onboarding and certification services, professional services, testing and testing automation services on a global scale.
CMT’s staff has vast experience with working with some of the world’s largest Financial Services Organizations in this regard.
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CM.T is on a mission to disrupt the technology value chain for buy- to sell-side trade flow across all major asset classes. At the core of CM.T’s offering is F-I-X, an Institutional, B2B SaaS connectivity platform empowering trading communities through innovative services and a hybrid cloud technology base.