Messaging Services

The transfer services that make up the Messaging Services Suite are: FTS-File Transfer, MSS-Message Switching, TRS-Transactional, FLS-Fast&Lite, WTS-Web Service.

Through the SIAnet architecture, the Messaging Services Suite simplifies integration of the user applications, freeing them from the need to handle complex transfer processes (retry, status management, monitoring, etc.).

The communication of the various messaging services with the user applications linked to a domain occurs through use of SIAnet gateways (EAS/FAS/Smart Integrator Standard) installed at the banks.

The Messaging Services Suite is divided into two service types:

  • services for access to user domains, by which SIA provides its customers with access through a single network infrastructure managed by different communities (RNI, T2S, EBA STEP2, Instant Payment, etc.)
  • architectural and infrastructural services, by which SIA makes available its own knowhow to manage secure messaging infrastructures of individual customers and to design and create complex network solutions for entire communities.

The SIAnet network on which the Messaging Services Suite is based benefits from all the advantages of a "managed end-to-end network".

So a managed end-to-end network where all the components are provided, installed and managed by SIA first and foremost means minimizing the complexity of the access infrastructure leading to a greater focus on business objectives.
SIA’s Messaging Services are independent by design from the content carried, and can be used to transfer all international standard protocols such as RNI and ISO. 

  • peer-to-peer infrastructure, guaranteeing the security and confidentiality of data
  • reduction of data transfer costs due to the compression of native data
  • notarisation and time stamping for the formal control of data transmission
  • guaranteed delivery of data
  • SIAnet gateways support multiple operating systems (IBM Mainframe, Linux, AIX, HP UNIX)
  • single contact point for customer support requests
  • service fully managed and monitored h24xd365
  • automated management of disaster recovery procedures via back-up nodes
  • compression integrated within the network infrastructure, in order to process the smallest possible number of bytes
  • availability of several interfaces for the various application environments