Before the advent of Netscape and Internet Explorer, the technical team of Malta Systems and its parent company, Partnet, developed its own web browsers to allow engineers to use the Internet to source parts located in remote databases, giving birth to the concept of today’s eCommerce. In fact, Partnet obtained a patent for searching distributed databases over the Internet. Today this patent is widely used by nearly all Internet companies on the web (including Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and many others). With this expertise, Malta’s parent company’s technical team developed and continues maintenance and support of the Department of Defense (DOD) Electronic Mall (EMALL) for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
The DOD EMALL is the largest online marketplace built for the US Government. Built using Partnet’s ultra secure eCommerce Suite™, the DOD EMALL enables users to shop and purchase from over 20 million products and services. Around the globe, the DOD EMALL supports over 45,000 active users 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Sales volume has grown from just over $100 thousand its first year to over $700 million each of the last three years.