Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision - "The Network Is The Computer" - has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at

Sun's position in the FIX marketplace is summed up by Nigel Woodward, Global Manager Capital Markets and Securities, as follows:

"We at Sun are looking to change the price dynamics of the FIX marketplace. We are making the technology more widely consumable, providing simple pricing and avoiding the need for capital expenditure and complex asset depreciation. Our relationship with B2BITS is central to this strategy of becoming a broker of low cost securities functionality."

Currently Sun and B2BITS are working together by leveraging Sun's Customer Ready Systems program to ease the complexity of ordering and installing FIX solutions for financial services customers with the provision of the FIXEdge FIX appliance.

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