Perimeter servers with Sterling File Gateway

Using a perimeter server with Sterling File Gateway is optional.

A perimeter server is a software tool for communications management that is installed in a DMZ. The perimeter server manages the communications flow between outer layers of your network and TCP-based transport adapters. A perimeter server can solve problems with network congestion, security, and scalability, especially in high-volume, Internet-gateway environments. A perimeter server works with perimeter clients, such as the protocol adapters in Sterling B2B Integrator and the proxy adapters in IBM® Sterling Secure Proxy.

For more information, refer to Installing and configuring perimeter servers.