Sun and Bank One to roll out 'government grade' payments platform

Sun and Bank One to roll out 'government grade' payments platform

Bank One is collaborating with Sun Microsystems on the mass-market delivery of its high-volume Web payment application, which has previously been available only for the government sector.

The application, which is used to process payments for the US Department of Treasury, runs on Sun's Sparc-based servers and secure Web infrastructure.

The Web platform is based on the same architecture as Bank One's secure government site for processing payments, which is accessed more than one million times each week. In total, the system processes 40 million payments representing nearly $800 billion annually.

Speaking at the SunNetwork Conference and Pavilion in San Francisco, Mark Dickelman, chief technology officer of Bank One's government technology solutions business unit, says: "We're bringing a solution to market that employs heightened security, supports industry standards, and can scale based on customers' ever-evolving needs."

The Web-based application enables businesses to initiate payments through a comprehensive set of channels ranging from paper through electronic. The system runs on Sun Fire V1280, V280 and V120 servers, Trusted Solaris and secure Web and Web Proxy Servers.

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