Five Products Implement New AS2 Restart Profile Enabling Large File Transfers
AUSTIN, TX–Dec. 14, 2010–Drummond Group Inc., the trusted interoperability test lab, today announced 21 AS2 products have completed the AS2-3Q10 Drummond Certified™ Interoperability testing. Companies demonstrating interoperability among their products in this recent test round included Axway, Cleo Communications, Dell | Boomi, E2open, Inc., EXTOL International, Inc., GXS, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM, Microsoft, /n software Inc., nuBridges, Inc., SEEBURGER AG, Sterling Commerce and TIBCO Software Inc.
In addition to certifying interoperability between these products, this certification round introduced a new profile, AS2 Restart, which enables AS2 messages with large payloads to resume transferring from any timeout, or network failure, without requiring the entire message to be resent. Five products from Axway, Cleo, GXS, Inovis and SEEBURGER were certified for the AS2 Restart profile.
“We applaud these companies’ ongoing commitment to help meet increased business demands from numerous industries, ensuring interoperability and safeguarding open communications with B2B software,” said Rik Drummond, chief executive officer of Drummond Group. “In addition, this test round introduced the highly anticipated AS2 Restart Profile which allows end users to successfully exchange and transfer large files over the Internet. Since AS2 is very widely adopted by major retailers and manufacturers around the world, multiple supply chains now have the capability to restart a file transfer where it left off by utilizing an open-standard, vendor-neutral approach that can save time and IT costs for all business partners.”
AS2 is one of the most widely recognized messaging standards for B2B e-commerce with thousands of implementations around the globe. It enables users to connect, deliver and reply to data securely and reliably, thereby delivering cost savings and providing flexibility and control on how the data is utilized. The Drummond Certified program provides numerous industries with a wide selection of software tested for compliance and interoperability that offers leading product features in a variety of prices.
For a complete list of the newly certified AS2- 3Q10 products and registration information for upcoming tests, please visit: AS2 Certified Product Directory
About Drummond Group Inc.
Drummond Group Inc. (DGI) is the trusted interoperability test lab offering global testing services throughout the product life cycle. In addition to interoperability testing services, Drummond Group offers test lab services including auditing, QA, conformance, and test consulting. Founded in 1999, DGI represents best-of-breed on linking technologies, standards and interoperability issues with the needs of vertical industries such as smart grid, automotive, consumer product goods, health care, financial services, government, petroleum, pharmaceutical and retail. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) is the IETF RFC (4180) specification standard by which applications communicate all forms of data including EDI and XML over the Internet. Implementing AS2 with certified AS2 products enables users to connect, deliver and reply to data securely and reliably, saving money and adding flexibility and control on how the data is utilized or reported.