Press Release

CFN Extends its Alpha Platform™ to Top Equities Exchanges

Herndon, VA — October 10, 2011 – CFN Services, Inc., the leading provider of managed high-frequency trading enablement services, today announced the availability of ultra-low-latency market data delivery and trade execution services to the top equities exchanges in New York and New Jersey. CFN now provides the fastest available delivery of CME market data and order execution via the Alpha Platform™ eliminating the need for trading firms to purchase stand-alone low-latency circuits.

The cost-effective, low-latency delivery of CME market data over CFN’s high performance Alpha Platform provides direct market data and order routing for trade execution at CME, NASDAQ, NYSE, Direct Edge, and BATS over ultra-low-latency routes from 350 Cermak, Chicago, IL to these leading US exchanges (14.6 ms RTD) located at:

  • 755 Secaucus Rd., Secaucus, NJ
  • 300 Blvd. East, Weehawken, NJ
  • 1400 Federal Blvd., Carteret, NJ and
  • 165 Halsey St., Newark, NJ

As part of its offerings, CFN also provides 24/7 network monitoring and colocation of equipment at these key exchange locations.

CFN Services offers managed trading infrastructure services providing buy-side customers accelerated global market data delivery and trade execution, lower TCO, and scalability to react quickly to dynamic market and trading strategy changes. The managed services include direct exchange connectivity to matching engines, proximity hosting, and management of trading servers and low latency switching architecture.

“CFN provides high-performance trading platforms that deliver low-latency market data and trade execution without the standard costs of building out a dedicated infrastructure,” said Mark Casey, President of CFN Services. “We are pleased to bring the power of our platform to firms trading on key exchanges such as the CME and NASDAQ. We’re empowering these firms to improve their infrastructure performance while lowering costs and integrating best-of-breed trading applications with seamless access to leading exchanges in North America and around the world.”

To learn more about CFN Services’ managed high-frequency trading solutions and the Alpha Platform, visit booths 1607 and 1609 at the FIA Futures & Options Expo on October 11 and 12 at the Hilton, Chicago, IL.

Additionally, CFN will host a panel at FIA, “Event-Driven Trading: Should you consider it?” on Wednesday, October 12 at 1:00 pm at the InfoExchange located in Ballroom C at the Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL. The panel will feature experts including: Pete Harris, Editor/Publisher of and President, Americas and Editor-at-Large, A-Team Group; Mark Casey, CEO of CFN Services; Clint Rhea, COO of Need to Know News (NTKN); Bruce Boytim, Managing Director of Pico Trading; Ryan Terpstra, Founder and CEO of Selerity and Mark Palmer, CEO of StreamBase. For more information on the panel, please go to:

About CFN Services in the Global Financial Markets

CFN Services is a leading provider of managed high-frequency trading enablement services, providing solutions that accelerate market data delivery and trade execution for some of the most sophisticated financial markets participants worldwide. CFN Services operates the low-latency Alpha Platform™, a high-performance global cloud that accelerates trading performance for automated traders across key liquidity venues in the equities, options, futures, derivatives, and FX markets. For more information, please go to

About CFN Services

CFN Services provides high-performance network and application delivery solutions for real-time, mission-critical applications. Leveraging FiberSource®, a global network optimization platform, CFN Services builds low-latency private cloud solutions to solve the performance challenges of latency and jitter in distributed IT environments. Whether the application and data are dispersed across town or around the globe, CFN Services deploys turnkey solutions within and between public and private data centers in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.


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