Connecting to EDGA and EDGX

Both EDGA and EDGX Exchanges are located in Equinix's NY4 facility in Secaucus, New Jersey. Direct Edge has developed back-up trading systems that will be used in the event the primary facility is unavailable. These systems are available at Equinix's facility in Chicago, IL. Click here for more information regarding connectivity to the back-up facility.  

Connectivity Options


EdgeLink allows customers to directly connect to one or more Direct Edge customer routers. Through EdgeLink, firms have the freedom to manage their own connectivity by choosing their own telco provider or, if they have a presence within Equinix, order a cross-connect directly to Direct Edge. For more information, click here.

Connect Edge

Connect Edge is a high-speed, low latency network available for customers to access both EDGA and EDGX Exchanges. Firms can simply cross connect from within their own facility to one of multiple Direct Edge Points of Presence (PoP) to receive Connect Edge services. Additionally, customers can leverage their existing connection to Direct Edge to receive raw market data from other market centers as well as send orders to other market centers. For more information, click here.

Direct Edge Approved Extranets

Direct Edge has a number of approved financial Extranets that firms may use to access both EDGA and EDGX Exchanges.  Click here for those Extranets which are approved for access to Equinix, our primary and disaster recovery facilities.

Service Bureaus

There are a number of Service Bureaus that access EDGA and EDGX Exchanges through their trading systems. If you use a Service Bureau, please check with them to see if they provide Direct Edge access. Firms must then sign the following agreements authorizing the Service Bureau to send orders to Direct Edge on their behalf:

Please contact Member Services at 201.942.8220 for issues submitting the above documents.

Logical Port Connectivity for Order Entry

Depending on the type of connection to EDGA and EDGX Exchanges, firms must program to one of our access protocols and obtain one or more associated logical ports. The documents below are required for firms requesting new logical ports or terminating existing logical ports.

For any questions or to discuss further connectivity options, please contact Direct Edge Member Services at 201.942.8220

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