Connect Edge

Connect Edge is a cost-efficient, low latency network service that allows market participants to benefit from Direct Edge’s established network to access major market centers for market data and order entry. The Connect Edge network includes connectivity to exchanges, dark pools and market data providers via several convenient Points of Presence (PoP).

The Connect Edge Advantage

Significant Cost Savings
Connect Edge allows firms to get quick access to major markets without the burdensome cost and management associated with maintaining multiple telecommunication connections to each market center. In addition, Connect Edge pricing for market data is based on the type of data connection, not bandwidth. This enables subscribers to accommodate growing bandwidth requirements for data without fear of increasing bandwidth-driven costs. In fact, connecting to markets individually through a telecommunications provider can be up to five times more expensive than utilizing Connect Edge.

Flexible Month-to-Month Subscriptions
Connect Edge subscriptions are available on a month-to-month basis, making it easier to expand and move connections rather than working with the longer-term contracts of most telecommunications providers. Billing is on a month-to-month basis with only a 30-day cancellation period required.

Proven Capacity and Reliability
Reliability and uptime are assured as customers use the same infrastructure that Direct Edge uses for exchange trading. Direct Edge’s 10Gb network has ample capacity to support current and anticipated market data rates.

Reliable Burst Protection
Our service provides burst protection for order entry traffic where we monitor your requested bandwidth, but do not rate limit your connection. That means you are never in danger of oversubscribing.

Fast Access
Connect Edge is a consistent, high performing network. Circuit latency to some markets is under 65 microseconds round-trip. In addition, all data is provided as published by the original market center ensuring the quickest delivery possible.

Direct Edge Points of Presence

Refer to our Connect Edge Services page for a complete list of market data feeds, exchanges and dark pools in the Connect Edge network.

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2013 Wall Street Letter
Institutional Trading Awards:

Best Exchange Client Service
2013 Markets Choice Awards:
Most Innovative Exchange
2013 Institutional Investor
“Trading Technology 40”:

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