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Drummond Certified Program Introduces More Choices as Adoption of AS2 Interoperability Grows

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27 New Software Applications from Leading Global Software Companies Complete Latest Interoperability Testing

FORT WORTH, TX—Nov. 20, 2006—Drummond Group Inc. (DGI) today announced the availability of 27 new software products from 22 global companies which have completed the Drummond CertifiedTM AS2-3Q06 interoperability testing program. In addition to certifying interoperability amongst these applications, this test round expands the growing selection and features of commercial software products from international companies for use in B2B supply chains. Certification exchange messaging (CEM), a protocol for distributing digital certificates to trading partners over AS2, was added to this test round.

Companies demonstrating interoperability amongst their products in the AS2-3Q06 test round included Atos Origin GmbH, Axway, Boomi Software, Cleo Communications, Cisco Systems, Click Commerce, Inc., Covast Corporation, The Descartes Systems Group, Electronic Data Systems, EXTOL International, GXS, IBM, Inovis, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, /n software inc., nuBridges LLC, SEEBURGER AG, Sterling Commerce, TIBCO Software Inc., Transentric LLC, Tumbleweed Communications Corp. and Vitria Technology Inc. Four of these companies were first-time participants in AS2 interoperability testing.

“As the leading interoperability e-commerce certification company, DGI certified these innovative, interoperable products based on the AS2 standard so companies can communicate better with their supply chains at all levels,” said Rik Drummond, DGI’s chief executive officer. “State-of-the- art programs such as Drummond Certified empower companies to have a leading edge in the marketplace and deliver a variety of new, interoperable software products designed to enrich business and trading partner relationships worldwide.”

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. Major supply chains in retail, financial services, pharmaceutical, consumer product goods, automotive and petroleum industries rely on the Drummond Certified program to provide a wide selection of software tested for compliance and interoperability that offers leading product features in a variety of prices.

DGI also provides certification and test development of software applications for industries that prefer to develop their own association- branded certification programs.

For specific AS2-3Q06 test results, certified industry profiles, final report and registration information for upcoming tests, please visit: http://www.drummondgroup.com/html-v2/as2-companies.html

For more information about AS2, see:

http://www.drummondgroup.com/html-v2/standards.html

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), a global leader in B2B software testing and certification, works with software vendors, industry associations, supply chains and the standards community by conducting interoperability and conformance testing on open standards, publishing related strategic research and developing vertical industry strategies. Founded in 1999, DGI has tested hundreds of international software products used in vertical industries such as automotive, consumer product goods, financial services, government, petroleum, pharmaceutical and retail. For more information, please visit www.drummondgroup.com or email: info@drummondgroup.com.