Thru Named Cool Vendor by Leading Analyst Firm

Vendors selected for the “Cool Vendor” report are innovative, impactful and intriguing

Irving, TX, April 11, 2011 – Thru, Inc., the leading provider of globally networked Managed File Transfer as a Service, or MFTaaS, announced today that it has been included in the list of “Cool Vendors” in the Cool Vendors in Platforms as a Service 2011 report by Gartner, Inc.

What the Gartner Research Report says in “Cool Vendors in Platforms as a Service 2011
By Yefim V. Natis, Eric Knipp, Teresa Jones, Paolo Malinverno, Thomas Skybakmoen, Thomas E. Murphy, David Mitchell Smith, Benoit J. Lheureux, April 7, 2011.

“CIOs, CTOs, IT planners, IT architects and decision makers should begin to include cloud computing considerations in all new technology decisions, paying special consideration to building expertise in PaaS. Additionally, “While in 2011 Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) generate larger revenue, PaaS stands to offer future users and providers the greatest opportunity for innovation and differentiation.”

What Thru says
“Thru has long looked to Gartner’s research to help guide our marketing and technology efforts,” said Lee Harrison, CEO of Thru. “The inclusion of Thru in the Cool Vendors in Platforms as a Service, 2011 report by Gartner, Inc., is a significant milestone for Thru. We believe it confirms our mission to provide customers with a strategic replacement for dated self-managed, premised-based file transfer technologies, such as FTP, with Thru’s easy-to-deploy and cloud-based file transfer technology. The Thru platform provides insight, security, and risk mitigation, while managing domestic large file transfer or accelerating the transfer of files globally. Thru continues to strengthen our partnerships and execute our roadmap to aid customers in their overall information exchange initiatives with our MFTaaS platform and plugin solutions. We continue to strengthen our position in the market in the near future with a wider reach of the Thru global file transfer network and will add greater security, capacity, speed and vertically specific workflows supporting our system-to-system, partner-to-partner, and person-to-person environments.”

About Thru
Thru, Inc., the leading cloud-based managed file transfer platform, trusted to distribute and track large amounts of information quickly and securely across the globe. Thru was named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc. in the Cool Vendors in Platforms as a Service 2011 report, April 7, 2011.

Cool Vendor Disclaimer
About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process. Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

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