Brown Printing Buys MassTransit Enterprise & Pro Products
Press release from the issuing company
October 8, 2003 (Arlington, VA) – Group Logic, developer of best-selling network workflow software products, announced today that Brown Printing Company, a nationally recognized printer of America's premier magazine, catalog and insert publishers, has purchased MassTransit Enterprise and Pro products to improve efficiency and security of its network workflow. "The greatest value with MassTransit is its flexibility, ease of use, tracking and notification features," notes Lee Edberg, Central PreMedia Technical Manager at Brown Printing. "We have to be able to accept files from clients across all different mediums – FTP, WAM!NET, Gigabyte Express, and a number of others." The solution? "We've leveraged the MassTransit System to be the catcher's mitt for all other media transmission tools."
In addition to centralizing the collection of files through various transmission tools, Brown has worked with Group Logic to devise an innovative set-up that increases the company's network security as well as meets their file transfer needs. "MassTransit will allow us to accept and transmit all files through a single doorway in our firewall," explains Edberg. "From a security perspective, it gives us control over what hits our network, while still providing the full email notification, compression and encryption capabilities of the product."
MassTransit Enterprise is the leading software product for mission-critical transfer of graphic arts files across high-speed wide area networks including the Internet. Its added workflow and proofing features permit advanced levels of management that are unavailable in any other solution. Its features include programmable e-mail notification of file arrivals and other key events; detailed, easily exportable logging and tracking of transmission data; and bandwidth usage prioritization capabilities. The product is used by 11 of the top 15 printing companies in North America, as well as major publishers and Fortune 500 print purchasing and creative organizations.
Brown Printing initially explored the idea of creating its own FTP-type product. However, after extensive product evaluation the benefits of MassTransit were overwhelming. As Server-based software, MassTransit installs at a corporate location(s) and can be shared with customers, vendors, and other trading partners. Its universal design supports every file transmission workflow – server to server, Web to server, and server to Web – and eliminates delivery or usage fees typically associated with similar solutions. "This set-up affords additional savings. We now have a vendor that is stable, good and up-to-date with the market. Plus, it is an out-of-the-box solution with the functionality we wanted: reporting capabilities of a service provider, without the reoccurring costs, and the encrypting and compression capabilities of other products on the market. Going forward, we feel confident this is the right approach. MassTransit is a stable product from a stable company."
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