Press Release

6 Software Applications Drummond Certified for Global AS1 Interoperability

FORT WORTH, TX—May 23, 2006—Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), the leading software and conformance certification company, today announced that six products recently completed the Drummond CertifiedTM AS1-2Q06 interoperability testing program. By certifying interoperability amongst a group of commercial software products, this program promotes the adoption of standards-based software for use in supply chains worldwide.

Products from Axway-Cyclone, Inovis, Inc., iSoft Corporation, nuBridges LLC and TIBCO Software, Inc., successfully completed the AS1- 2Q06 interoperability test round. When implemented, AS1 enables users to connect, deliver and reply to data securely and reliably over Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) or email.

During the AS1-2Q06 test round, software products successfully exchanged and evaluated hundreds of test messages with each other to demonstrate interoperability and verify validity of each transaction. Test messages cover the full scope of the AS1 standard, which includes digital signatures, encryption and receipts, as well as data compression.

“DGI’s Drummond Certified program delivers a growing selection of interoperable software applications that support global e-commerce,” said Rik Drummond, DGI’s chief executive officer. “The vision and cooperative efforts of these companies further illustrate the importance of interoperability in a marketplace seeking to lower costs for transmitting business data while boosting efficiency. This is instrumental in establishing secure and interoperable Internet commerce and these tests further contribute to the increased adoption of the AS1 Internet standard.”

For specific AS1-2Q06 test results, final report and registration information for upcoming tests, please visit:

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About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. (DGI) is an independent, privately held company that works with software vendors, vertical industries, supply chains and the standards community to drive adoption for standards by conducting interoperability and conformance testing, publishing related strategic research and developing vertical industry strategies. Founded in 1999, DGI represents best-of-breed in the industry on linking horizontal infrastructure technologies, standards and interoperability issues with the needs of vertical industries such as retail, grocery, health care, transportation, government and automotive. For more information, please visit or email: