GFI Group Inc. (GFI) through its subsidiaries provides brokerage services, trade execution, market data, trading platforms and other software products. Clients are institutional customers in markets for a range of fixed income, financial, equity and commodity instruments. GFI is headquartered in New York City and operates from New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and 15 other smaller financial centres such as Dublin, Nyon, Bogota and Tel Aviv.
GFI operates a hybrid brokerage approach, combining a range of telephonic and electronic trade execution services, depending on the nature of the products and the needs of the individual markets. The company complements its hybrid brokerage capabilities with decision support services, such as data and analytics products, research, real-time auctions and post-transaction services, such as straight through processing (“STP”), clearing (finance) links and trade and portfolio management services. The company was listed on NYSE under GFIG until March 2015.
GFI Group Inc. was founded by Michael Gooch in 1987. GFI was the first broker to offer over-the-counter (OTC) US government bond options to the industry. In 2001, GFI acquired FX analytical software compannt FENICS Software Ltd. In 2005, GFI acquired the North American operations of Starsupply Petroleum LLC, a broker of oil products and related derivative and option contracts. The firm acquired the North American brokerage operations of Amerex Energy in 2006, they are a wholesale broker of electric power, natural gas and emissions products. In 2008, GFI acquired Trayport Ltd, a leading provider of trading software for OTC energy products and other markets.
On September 28, 1999, The GFI group established a new venture to offer an online spot market for international telecommunications minutes, according to Michael Gooch, GFI President and CEO.
In 2010 GFI Group moved its listing from Nasdaq to the NYSE.
In March 2015 GFI delisted from the NYSE following a 56% share buyout by BGC Partners in February 2015. Since the takeover, GFI operates as a division of BGC. In April 2018, a federal judge threw out a lawsuit against GFI Group by former GFI Group shareholders, who claimed a statement by the CEO had resulted in them selling their shares too early.
Products & solutions
• Email & Messaging Solution
- GFI Archiver
- GFI Mail Essentials
- GFI FaxMaker
• Network Security Solutions
- GFI LANGuard
- GFI Web Monitor
- GFI EndPoint Security
- GFI Events Manager
• Hosted Serices
- GFI Max Mail Protection
- GFI Max Mail Archive
• Other Products
- GFI Ether Fax Service Channel
- GFI Online Fax Service Channel
- GFI Support/Services/Training
- GFI Unlimited
GFI MAX MailArchive
Hosted email archive services for IT support companies and MSPs
GFI MAX MailArchive is the easy and affordable hosted email archive solution developed specifically for IT support companies and MSPs. With remarkably simple and fast deployment, a fully hosted architecture requiring no ongoing maintenance, flexible configuration options and value-oriented pricing, the service allows IT support organizations to securely archive their customers’ inbound, outbound and internal messages in multiple geographically distributed datacenters.
GFI MAX MailArchive is available both as a standalone service, and as a fully integrated service with GFI MAX MailProtection. The combination of the two MAX Mail services allows IT service organizations and their customers to have a single, integrated solution for cloud-based archiving, robust antivirus and anti-spam defense, and always-on email continuity — all administered from one easy-to-use and fully-rebrandable dashboard.
GFI Mail Essentials
Eliminate spam and phishing emails from your network
As an award-winning email security and anti-spam software solution for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), GFI MailEssentials blocks spam and protects your network against email-borne viruses and other malware threats. It filters emails through various security layers, including up to five antivirus scanning engines and multiple anti-spam filtering technologies.
Administrators can be assured that the spam capture rate is over 99% while keeping an enviable low rate of false positives; and multiple layers of security protect your email server.
GFI MailEssentials also adds email management tools to your mail server, including email disclaimers, email monitoring and redirecting based on custom rules, email reporting, list server, server-based auto replies and POP3 downloading.
GFI MailEssentials is available in three editions:
- UnifiedProtection Edition: Comprehensive server-based solution that protects your network against spam, viruses and other email-borne threats. It delivers a spam capture rate of over 99%, minimal false positives and up to five antivirus engines.
- Anti-spam Edition: Server-based anti-spam and anti-phishing.
- EmailSecurity Edition: Multi-layered security against viruses and other email malware.
Reduce costs with our tried and tested network fax server
GFI FaxMaker is a leading fax server that makes sending and receiving faxes a simple, secure and cost-effective process. It solves the problems associated with manual faxing. GFI FaxMaker allows users to receive and send faxes directly from their email or applications.
With thousands of customers and numerous awards, GFI FaxMaker has been serving business’s fax needs for over 10 years, offering reliability and enterprise functionality at highly competitive pricing. The benefits are numerous: less time is spent sending, collecting and distributing faxes, noticeable cost savings and each fax received or sent is saved in digital format as an email or file.
Listen to your data – Log data analysis and IT monitoring made easy
The huge volume of log data generated is an invaluable source of information for system administrators. Managing it effectively helps ensure a reliable network, secure systems and high availability, while aiding organizations with compliance. Real-time network-wide log data management and analysis is needed to achieve adequate security, business continuity and reliability, but with hundreds of thousands of log entries being generated daily, managing them is a challenge.
GFI EventsManager eases the burden on administrators and reduces costs. It enables increased uptime by collecting, normalizing, analyzing, categorizing and consolidating log data from multiple sources across the network. It also offers real-time, checkbased active IT infrastructure and operations monitoring, making these monumental tasks manageable and allowing a faster, more targeted response to any issue as it arises.
The unique combination of log data analysis with active IT monitoring not only shows you what the problem is, but also helps in identifying the cause of the problem, all from the same console.
GFI LanGuard allows you to scan, detect, assess and rectify security vulnerabilities in your network and secure it with minimal administrative effort. It gives you a complete picture of your network setup, which helps you maintain a secure network faster and more effectively.
GFI LanGuard is an award-winning solution trusted by customers worldwide to deliver comprehensive network security to millions of computers in their businesses. GFI LanGuard provides a complete network security overview with minimal administrative effort, while also providing remedial action through its patch management features. Easy to set up and use, GFI LanGuard acts as a virtual consultant to give you a complete picture of your network set-up, provide risk analysis and help you to maintain a secure and compliant network state faster and more effectively. GFI LanGuard assists you in patch management, vulnerability assessment, network and software auditing, asset inventory, change management, risk analysis and compliance.