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Netlink Message Manager

Efficiently manage and secure your network messaging with ease

In the ever-evolving landscape of financial technology, seamless communication and secure message handling are paramount. The Netlink Message Manager (NMM) emerges as a versatile solution, empowering Financial Institutions (FIs) to navigate the intricate web of communication protocols while ensuring the highest standards of security. In this article, we will explore the key features and functionalities of NMM that make it an indispensable tool for modern financial infrastructure.

Message Injection to MQ and Active MQ Queues

NMM serves as a powerful conduit for injecting messages into MQ (Message Queue) or Active MQ queues. This functionality is instrumental in streamlining communication between independent and potentially non-concurrent applications within a distributed system. Leveraging MQ, which is available on a myriad of platforms, both IBM and non-IBM, NMM facilitates secure communication, fostering a seamless flow of information across diverse environments.

IBM MQ for
Secure Communication

The integration of NMM enables Financial Institutions to utilize IBM MQ, a robust messaging platform that supports secure communication between disparate applications. IBM MQ allows FIs to establish a reliable and secure channel for messaging, ensuring that sensitive financial data is transmitted safely. This capability is especially crucial in today’s interconnected and dynamic financial landscape.

LAU Key Generation
for MT and MX Messages

NMM plays a pivotal role in generating LAU (Legal Authentication Unit) keys for MT (Message Type) and MX messages. The inclusion of SWIFT LAU adds an extra layer of security to messages processed using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). This feature underscores NMM’s commitment to enhancing the security posture of financial messages, safeguarding them from potential threats.

AGI Integration for
SwiftNet Instant

NMM goes beyond traditional message handling by offering support for Alliance Gateway Instant (AGI). Financial institutions can seamlessly connect to SwiftNet Instant through their existing Swift connectivity and security infrastructure. NMM allows integration with various elements, including VPN boxes, leased lines, and hardware security modules, enabling a smooth assimilation into the bank’s IT environment through AGI.

Transition from Binary Prefix to Digital Signature

Recognizing the evolving landscape of secure communication, NMM anticipates the obsolescence of Binary Prefix. This shift is grounded in the recognition that Binary Prefix lacks the robust security features offered by digital signatures. NMM advocates for the use of digital signatures, highlighting their enhanced security and long-term support, positioning them as the recommended choice for securing financial messages.

In conclusion, the Netlink Message Manager stands at the forefront of modern financial technology, providing a comprehensive solution for secure message handling and communication. From facilitating MQ integration to enhancing message security through SWIFT LAU and digital signatures, NMM empowers Financial Institutions to navigate the complex world of financial messaging with confidence and efficiency. As the financial landscape continues to evolve, NMM remains a steadfast ally in ensuring the integrity and security of critical financial communications.


The below table depicts the difference between NMM V1 and NMM V2:


LAU Binary prefix MX

LAU digital signature MX


NMM v1

supported by default

not supported


NMM v2

supported (checkbox)

supported by default