What does Powered By The Phase ENGINE® Mean?
The Phase ENGINE® is an advanced system that brings together the most sophisticated information management technology ever created. The most powerful aspect of the system is the ability to seamlessly integrate technology and new capabilities. This power is what keeps the engine, and your business, world class and continuously ahead of the technology curve.
 
--From the outside the Phase ENGINE® is a user friendly relationship manager between hardware, software, users, vendors, businesses, people, processes, administrators, and technological innovation.

--On the inside the Phase ENGINE® is a remarkable and complex confluence of technology.

Outlined below is a description of some core elements of the system:

Network
Our data center sits on top of several major Internet backbones. We currently maintain multiple and redundant direct OC-12 (155Mbit/s) links (scale to OC-48, 2.5 Gbit/s) to the backbone (up to OC-192) hubs. We have built in excess capacity so that even during peak hours or unexpected spikes in traffic, you can rest assured that your site will not be affected. We utilize BGP4 (Border Gateway Protocol) on our Cisco routers. This ensures the fastest and most efficient delivery of packets to the destination, picking the best route amongst different Internet backbones. Should any one backbone fail, our system will redirect the traffic to alternative routes. The internal network is based on switch-based 100Mbit/s Fast Ethernet and GigE using the latest Cisco and HP gears. We have made sure to avoid any single point of failure by having hot swappable backup gears constantly ready.
Network Operations
Our system and network administrators are on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to anticipate and counter any problems that may arise.
Network Security

For network security, we provide firewall, systemwatch and constant network monitoring by an administrator to prevent any chance of malicious activity.
Datacenter
Our Class-A data center has been over-engineered to ensure the highest level of availability and performance.
Triple redundant power feeds from three independent utility substations
Power conditioning through UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) and power backup
N+1 redundant HVAC system using multiple Liebert units with backup units standing by
Redundant cable routing system
Backup network equipments
Pre-action fire suppression system using CO2 gas
NOC (Network Operations Center) staffed with senior system technicians 24/7/365
Hardware
The Phase ENGINE is run on only brand name, top of the line components from Intel, Cisco, HP, IBM and Dell with GigE switches. All hardware is tested for optimal performance. Servers are constructed with RAID5 drive arrays, Intel multi-processors and redundant components. This redundancy along with continuous monitoring ensures the maximum reliability for mission critical business transactions. Server processes are kept below a nominal threshold for maximum performance. In addition all servers are scaleable to meet the needs of any size load.
Infrastructure
The Phase ENGINE's main data center is equipped with advanced systems from Cisco to ensure reliability and security. We make sure the network is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All our services come with a 99.99% uptime guarantee.
Software Programming and Development
The programming code that powers the advanced features of the Phase ENGINE has been in constant development since 1997. In addition to the experienced and talented Phasedata development team, developers from around the globe have contributed their thoughts and inspirations to the Phase ENGINE's continued success. There is an estimated 50,000 lines of code that enable the interaction and communication with people, processes and hardware of local systems and remote third party applications. The code brings together C++, PERL, CGI, JavaScript, TCP/IP .NET framework, PHP, server scripting, XML, and many other diverse programming languages and communication protocols.
Partners
The Phase ENGINE's relationship management directive brings together vendors, third party suppliers, and all other technological innovations to deliver complete end-to-end turnkey solutions. Here are some of the best-of-breed suppliers of technology to the Phase ENGINE:
SpamAssassin uses a wide variety of local and network tests to identify spam signatures. This makes it harder for spammers to identify one aspect which they can craft their messages to work around.
Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc., is the recognized global leader in VoIP, Wireless and Ethernet networking for home, SOHO (Small Office, Home Office) and small business users.
Depaul University. Scientific analysis and educational resources with software programming expertise. Advanced technology applications.
Syracuse University. Research and Development and consultation services and educational resources in Information Management.
At Dell, our approach to innovation focuses on customer requirements. Customers define what is important. Dell innovates internally and through collaboration with others in the industry.
Central Name Registry global domain registry services. Central Name Registry offers complete packages or a-la-carte services to help you succeed online. Whether you want a domain name to establish your online identity or other registry services.
FedEx provides access to a growing global marketplace through a network of supply chain, transportation, business and related information services.
PayPal, an eBay Company, enables any individual or business with an email address to securely, easily and quickly send and receive payments online.
Whether you are seeking to streamline your global supply chain, or just looking to squeeze a little more time out of your action-packed day, UPS is here to help, with real business solutions that go way beyond shipping.
Paradata offers Internet payment products and credit card processing services to financial organizations, reseller partners and their merchants.
Intel processors. Intel has the core strengths to transform the way people work, play, learn and communicate.
From secure transactions to customer loyalty to risk management, First Data provides payment solutions for businesses an consumers around the world.
LinkPoint Central is the portal to LinkPoint e-commerce solutions. It offers access to reports, plus fraud protection. Virtual point of sale terminal that the merchant can replicate indefinitely.
Open WebMail is a webmail system. Open WebMail is designed to manage very large mail folder files in a memory efficient way. It also provides a range of features to help users migrate smoothly from Microsoft Outlook to Open WebMail.
The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards.
The Webalizer is a fast web server log file analysis program. It produces highly detailed, easily configurable usage reports in HTML format, for viewing with a standard web browser.
SSH Communications Security is a world-leading provider of enterprise security solutions and end-to-end communications security, and the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol.
ProFTPD
Highly configurable GPL-licensed FTP server software
PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.
The global customer standard for encryption and digital-signature solutions, PGP Corporation continues to lead the industry by providing innovative, easy-to-use solutions that give more people access to encryption technology.
Perl programming language. Perl is a stable, cross platform programming language. It is used for mission critical projects in the public and private sectors and is widely used to program web applications of all needs.
Sendmail provides email software to optimize and secure critical functional areas like routing, policy, mail storage and management. Sendmail solutions are proven by organizations of all sizes—including some of the world's largest and most complex enterprises and universities.
Graphics processing software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a large variety of formats. Images can be cropped, colors can be changed, various effects can be applied, images can be rotated and combined, and text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bezier curves can be added to images and stretched and rotated.
Authorize.Net provides Internet Protocol (IP) payment gateway services that enable merchants to authorize, settle and manage credit card or electronic check transactions anytime, anywhere.
Lightbridge adds value to fraud prevention, credit qualification, payment processing. Businesses use Lightbridge to make smarter decisions, deliver better services, ensure secure payments, reduce costs and optimize the lifetime value.
IBM Intel processor-based servers are designed to deliver exceptional availability, simplified manageability, outstanding performance and revolutionary scalability.
MySQL's robust database solutions embody an ingenious software architecture with superior speed and reliability for  business-critical enterprise applications.
Linux operating system. IBM, Hewlett-Packard and other giants of the computing world have embraced Linux. Linux is adopted worldwide as a server platform.



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