Red Hat And Arkelis Collaborate To Deliver Reliable, High-Performing Messaging Solution To Financial Services Organizations Worldwide

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, and Arkelis NV, a fully owned subsidiary of SWIFT, the global provider of secure financial messaging services, today announced that financial institutions can deploy Arkelis’ Advanced Messaging Hub (AMH) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux to manage significant volumes of incoming and outgoing messaging traffic more effectively.

The Arkelis AMH solution was previously available with other proprietary software platforms. Red Hat and Arkelis worked closely together to port the AMH solution to Linux-based Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system.

Rich Feldmann, director, financial services industry, Red Hat, Inc., said, “The combined Red Hat and Arkelis solution gives financial institutions the reliability and performance they absolutely require to run their mission-critical messaging applications – all with the cost-effectiveness of Linux-based solutions.”

Hans Cobben, Chief Executive Officer, Arkelis, said, “Making AMH available on Red Hat’s Linux platform is another important strategic step for Arkelis toward deploying highly performing and technologically advanced core messaging infrastructure for top-tier financial institutions at a very competitive TCO level. It allows Arkelis and its customers to respond in an agile manner to an ever more volatile economic context thriving on a cost-effective roll out of scalable messaging infrastructure.”

Arkelis’ Outsourced Messaging service is focused on the needs of multi-entity, multinational, global financial institutions which have substantial volumes of messages as well as high availability and operational requirements. Arkelis’ Advanced Messaging Hub (AMH) is a highly scalable, customisable, multi-network messaging hub. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, AMH customers can take advantage of the cost advantages associated with running high-performing Linux-based operating system platforms.

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About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with more than 70 offices spanning the globe. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with cloud, virtualization, management, storage and service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.

About Arkelis

Arkelis has become a fully owned SWIFT company in 2010 to play a major role in SWIFT’s 2015 strategy implementation, with a specific focus on SWIFT’s high-volume customers. The company provides solutions and services addressing the need for enterprise wide multi-network messaging of top tier customers in the financial services industry. Arkelis uniquely combines the inherent quality and global support services of a standard-setting, global leader with the focus and speed of an independent technology innovator.

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