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Drummond Certified™ Program Unveils New Banking Industry Profile for AS2 Interoperability Tests

New Software Applications Certified in Filename Preservation for Digital Ease with Financial Documents

FORT WORTH, TX–May 22, 2007–Drummond Group Inc. (DGI) today announced the availability of 24 new software products from 18 global companies which have completed the Drummond Certified(TM) AS2-1Q07 interoperability testing program. In addition to certifying interoperability amongst these applications, this test round included certification around Filename Preservation as a new optional profile to support the widespread use of AS2 in the banking and financial services industries.

Companies demonstrating interoperability amongst their products in the AS2-1Q07 test round included Axway, Boomi Software, BridgeGate International, Bridgeware, Cleo Communications, Click Commerce Inc., The Descartes Systems Group Inc., EDS, EXTOL International, Inc., GXS, IBM, Inovis, /n software inc., nuBridges, Inc., SEEBURGER AG, Sterling Commerce, TIBCO Software Inc. and Tumbleweed Communications Corp. Twelve of these AS2 vendors also certified the implementation of filename preservation to ensure that it is interoperable and conforms to the standard.

“The Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) supports the update to the AS2 standard,” said John Fricke, FSTC’s chief of staff. “FSTC recognized the need within the financial industry to preserve original filenames in the exchange of documents when using AS2. We see great value in having filename preservation included in the AS2 interoperability certification by Drummond Group.”

“The initiative to certify innovative, interoperable products based on the AS2 standard ensures new products can enrich business and trading partner relationships within numerous markets such as the banking and financial services industries,” said Rik Drummond, DGI’s chief executive officer. “In addition, the return on investment provides a significant cost savings beneficial to organizations utilizing this newest filename preservation profile added to the Drummond Certified program for AS2.”

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.

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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 or email: