CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) is owned by CBOE and is an all-electronic, open access market that is home to volatility futures, specifically futures on the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®). CBOE completed its acquisition of Bats Global Markets, Inc. in February of 2017 and completed its migration to the Bats trading platform in February of 2018. Orders are routed via Bats Binary Order Entry (BOE) and Bats FIX protocols.
CFE matches orders by price/time priority (FIFO) algorithms.
The TT® platform supports connectivity to the exchange, so you do not have to contact the exchange regarding connectivity options.