Software enables access to business information.

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WebSphere® MQ Express v5.3 provides secure, transaction-oriented connectivity by passing data as messages between business applications. It prevents loss of data by using message queuing and transactional transport facilities. Running on Windows and Linux platforms, software reduces need for complex communications programming. It provides security through Secure Sockets Layer protocol and includes tools for managing clusters of systems.



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IBM WebSphere MQ Express V5.3 Simplifies Access to Your Business Information, Wherever It May Be



At a glance
A fast and proven on-ramp for simple application-to-application connectivity
Reduces the need for complex communications programming
Runs on Windows and Linux platforms
Easy to install, use, and manage
Assured delivery of messages
Asynchronous communications improve system availability and throughput
Security through the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol
Tools for managing clusters of systems
Animated product tour describes function and capabilities
File Transfer utility enables immediate productivity

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Overview
WebSphere® MQ Express V5.3 builds on the success of WebSphere MQ, the market-leading provider of message-oriented-middleware (MOM) software for application connectivity.

Connects applications reliably and affordably
Connects nearly everything to almost anything, reducing IT complexity
Provides IBM's industry-leading messaging middleware at an affordable price
Fast installation and deployment
Quick and easy to install: gets you up and running in minutes
In production within hours, without specialist training
Tutorials provide simple guides to help you
Scalable and flexible for growth
Seamlessly grow your software as your business needs evolve
Compatible with WebSphere MQ on more than 35 platforms
Portfolio of product extensions deliver additional capabilities fast
Speeds solution development and reduces support costs
Simplifies networking interfaces, cuts development time, enables design and code reuse
More than 3,000 certified WebSphere MQ professionals
Supports key platforms with the industry's de facto messaging standard
Microsoft(TM) Windows(TM) and Linux.

Connects to WebSphere MQ; according to WinterGreen, four out of five customers who buy inter-application messaging choose WebSphere MQ. Source: WinterGreen Research, Inc. report "Message Oriented Middleware (MOM) Software Market Strategies, Opportunities, and Forecasts, 2003 to 2008," published May 2003.

Planned availability dates
October 31, 2003 (electronic software delivery)
November 28, 2003 (media)

Description
WebSphere MQ Express provides secure, transaction-oriented connectivity for most types of applications (IBM, home-grown, and established software packages like SAP and Oracle) by passing data (information packets) as messages between your business applications. It prevents the loss of data by using message queuing and transactional transport facilities. You don't have to write complex integration code or migrate your data into the WebSphere MQ Express network; just use your data from where it currently exists.

WebSphere MQ Express enables applications to talk to each other across a network of unlike components (processors, operating systems, subsystems, and communication protocols) by using simple and consistent APIs.

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