This article outlines the technology and the platform that the Brandwise Gateway software runs on. The Gateway software consists of two pieces of client software, the Gateway service and the Gateway client.
The gateway service is a Windows service that is written in C# within the .NET 1.0 framework and will only run on a Microsoft Windows machine. The service is responsible for sending files to the Brandwise data center on an interval agreed upon by the client and Brandwise. The transfer protocol is either FTP or FTPS and files are encrypted by Brandwise. No changes have to be made to firewalls typically because the traffic is outbound. Brandwise never comes inbound to the network on these ports.
The gateway client is a client application written in C# within the .Net 1.0 framework and will also only run on a Microsoft Windows machine. The gateway client must be installed on the same machine that is running the Gateway Service. The gateway client is responsible for introducing the flat files that are sent to Brandwise and any configuration that needs to be done on the service, it also manages the service. **Note – the Gateway client does not need to be running in order for files to be sent to Brandwise.
The Brandwise Gateway will need to be installed under the Admin User that does not require regular password changes. It is also highly recommended to be installed on the same network as your ERP.
The service will need access to outgoing FTP ports on 21 and 990. The HTTP address is 18.104.22.168; Recommend checking router for Sonic Walls/Firewalls.
The machine running the Brandwise Gateway software must be Windows XP or later or Windows 2000 Server or later. It needs a minimum of a 2GHZ processor and a minimum of 1GB of RAM and must have 4GB of free hard drive space.
Please refer to the following illustration to better understand the gateway data flow.