/n software Announces New Licensing for its Communications Adapter Suite Targeting Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 and BizTalk Server 2006

New pricing provides unprecedented cost savings for small and mid-market organizations implementing B2B over AS2 or similar protocols.

San Francisco, CA, November 7th, 2005 - /n software inc. (www.nsoftware.com) - announces a new pricing structure for its fully-managed suite of secure communications adapters for Microsoft BizTalk Server. The new licensing structure consolidates all of the /n software adapters into a single adapter suite and provides lower entry points for small and medium sized business that deploy Standard Editions of Microsoft BizTalk Server. Furthermore, a zero cost entry point is now available for businesses deploying Microsoft BizTalk Server for connecting to a single partner or hub.

"Small and mid-market businesses use different metrics when evaluating B2B integration projects." said Eric Madariaga, Marketing Director at /n software. "Often mid-market companies are forced into technology adoption by a larger partner and are left with the difficult choice between brittle homegrown connectivity solutions, and overly-complex, expensive, monolithic solutions. The new licensing structure of the /n software Adapter suite fills a critical market need, offering a low cost entry point for B2B integration using Microsoft BizTalk Server."

"We are excited that /n software will deliver its Adapters for Microsoft BizTalk Server for small and medium-sized businesses with enterprise connectivity requirements." said Steven Martin, Director of the BizTalk Server product group at Microsoft Corp. "The adapters, including the free Starter Edition, provide an easy-to-use entry point for companies with secure e-business messaging requirements such as AS2 integration."

The /n software Adapters extend the features of Microsoft BizTalk Server with advanced Internet communications and security capabilities. The adapters seamlessly integrate into the Microsoft BizTalk Server messaging pipeline and support full integration with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET for creating and managing BizTalk Server orchestrations.

The /n software Adapter suite currently includes the following adapters for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 and BizTalk Server 2006:

  • /n software AS2 Adapter - eBusinessReady™ Certified AS2 (EDI-INT) Adapter.
  • /n software FTPS Adapter - SSL-Enabled Secure FTP Adapter.
  • /n software SFTP Adapter - Secure Shell (SSH) Enabled FTP Adapter.
  • /n software FTP Adapter - A Fully-Managed FTP Alternative with Advanced Firewall support.
  • /n software Secure Shell (SSH) Adapter - Secure Shell (SSH) Host Access Adapter.
  • /n software Email Adapters - Email Send and Receive Adapter supporting SMTP, POP, & IMAP.
  • /n software Secure Email Adapters - Secure Email (SMTPS/POPS/IMAPS) Adapter.

The new pricing structure for the /n software Adapters closely resembles the structure of Microsoft BizTalk Server licensing, segmented into standard, and enterprise licensing options. The new pricing structure for the /n software Adapters is as follows:

Starter Edition - FREE
Special offer open to all Microsoft MVPs, consultants, partners, and their clients. It provides access to the full suite of /n software Adapters, including AS2, secure FTP, and Secure Email. Connections are limited to a single external partner or hub.

Standard Edition - $2,499 / processor
Targets small and medium businesses running Microsoft BizTalk Server Standard Edition, designed specifically for enabling mid-market B2B secure connectivity. This edition provides comprehensive access to the full suite of /n software adapters and standard technical support services.

Enterprise Edition - $6,999 / processor
Targets enterprise installations running Microsoft BizTalk Server Enterprise Edition and is designed for enterprise-level customers with high volume, mission critical installations and premium support requirements.

The /n software Adapters for Microsoft BizTalk Server are available immediately for download or purchase directly from the /n software website at www.nsoftware.com. For more information about the /n software Adapters go to www.nsoftware.com/products/biztalk/.

About /n software
/n software is the market leader in software components for Communications and Security development. Founded in 1994, /n software (pronounced 'n software') is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. You can reach the company via email at info@nsoftware.com, on the World Wide Web at www.nsoftware.com, or by calling US: (800) 225-4190 or International: (919) 544-7070.


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