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Imprimerie Nationale Selects MassTransit Enterprise by Group Logic

Press release from the issuing company

August 14, 2003 (Arlington, VA) - Group Logic, developer of best-selling network workflow software products, announced today that the prestigious French art book publisher, Imprimerie Nationale, is successfully operating MassTransit Enterprise to produce books, advertisements, directories, catalogs, secure printed materials, government bonds and multimedia products. Headquartered in France, Imprimerie Nationale has immense experience in web presses, continuous printing, sheet offset and fiduciary products. Imprimerie Nationale plans to use this file transfer and remote workflow software solution to complete a range of services not only for their customers in France but also for their customers worldwide. General Prepress Manager for Imprimerie Nationale, Benoît Legois, highlights his reasons for choosing MassTransit, "After writing the specifications of our need for digital transfers and researching all of the solutions available on the market, we decided to expand MassTransit to unify the use of our internal network. The key advantages are that it is a 'pure' software solution, moreover, multi-platform so it is easy to integrate into a mixed environment." Imprimerie Nationale's outside communication has expanded with the implementation of MassTransit used in conjunction with France Telecom's Trans-e-graph. Trans-e-graph is a full service suite of printing products offered exclusively by Group Logic's French distributor Maximicro. One of MassTransit's key benefits is its compatibility - it can be used on any type of network including the Internet. MassTransit has taken all the necessary steps to address customers' needs for secure file transfers by incorporating OpenSSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology for authentication and encryption into its popular file transfer protocol. "Utilizing the Internet to transfer digital files through the print supply chain offers tremendous benefits, but it can also expose companies to significant security risks," said Andy Lewis, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing for Group Logic. "To help our customers minimize those risks, we have incorporated the same SSL technology that's used to secure on-line banking into MassTransit," Lewis explains. "Now customers can take advantage of the Internet for moving files without any fear that their confidential data will be compromised." Lewis said. Prior to using MassTransit, Imprimerie Nationale used to burn files on to CDs that were sent to the printing sites using Chronopost. "We were constantly facing extra deadlines of preparation and burning and the possible risks tied to a delay or even a lost file. With MassTransit this step has been canceled and we have an optimized transfers track," states Legois. Imprimerie Nationale has successfully installed a MassTransit Enterprise server with eight Windows clients. This robust server communicates between Imprimerie Nationale's production sites, business agencies, and other printers and customers. "MassTransit is very easy to use, its interface is intuitive and security is highly-valued once the basic controls have been established," expains Legois.