HostBridge Technology named an Inc. 5000 fastest growing company
For Immediate Release
STILLWATER, OK – HostBridge Technology has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing privately held companies. The announcement was made at the 26th Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 20, 2008.
HostBridge Technology was founded in 2000 and released its first product in 2001. HostBridge software products enable organizations to integrate their oldest, most trusted computer systems – legacy IBM mainframes running Customer Information Control System (CICS) programs – with the very latest technologies.
A large health insurance company, for example, uses HostBridge to allow policy holders to update their personal information directly from an easy-to-use web page, instead of having to phone a busy customer service center and wait on hold before talking with a service rep. This direct mainframe access helps the company deliver better service, improve staff productivity, and reduce costs.
“We’re honored to be named one of the Inc. 5000,” said Russ Teubner, founder and CEO of HostBridge. “This achievement can be directly attributed to the HostBridge team, who do the hard stuff exceptionally well, and to the many customers who help guide us in developing the best CICS integration software.”
Many global enterprises rely on HostBridge to make valuable mainframe data available to new users, extend the life of older mainframe systems, and gain new returns on these investments. Customers include:
- The largest network of security brokerage offices in the U.S.
- The largest privately held investment securities firm in the world
- The largest tractor trailer manufacturer in the world
- The largest composite roof manufacturer in the U.S.
- The largest credit union in the world
- The largest dental insurance carrier in the U.S.
- One of the largest public education institutions in the U.S.
HostBridge also maintains strong partnerships with industry leaders, including IBM, CA, and Google. Industry press and analysts have rated HostBridge a leader in mainframe integration.
The company anticipates continued growth – for good reason. The largest organizations in the world use CICS applications to process over 30 billion data transactions per day with a commercial value of several trillion dollars per week. Evolving technologies and market conditions require that these companies continue to integrate their CICS data into the newest systems and architectures. And HostBridge is the company that makes CICS integration real.
HostBridge Technology provides software for IBM zSeries customers with an ongoing investment in CICS applications. Using patented HostBridge software, any middle-tier application can securely invoke CICS transactions and receive their output as an XML document. By providing real-time XML access, along with high-performance process automation, HostBridge allows enterprises to take a quantum leap forward in integrating CICS applications into other business processes or offering CICS applications as Web services. HostBridge customers include Delta Dental, Navy Federal Credit Union, New York City Department of Education, Experian, Farm Credit Services, Lockheed Martin, Main Street America Group, and others. For more information about HostBridge, please visit www.hostbridge.com.
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