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Drummond Group Certifies Newest AS3 Secure Messaging Products

By February 19, 2013 No Comments

AUSTIN, TX—Feb. 19, 2013—Drummond Group Inc., the trusted leader in interoperability software testing, today announced the completion of its AS3-1Q13 automated interoperability test event in which four new products are now Drummond Certified™. Participating companies from around the globe included Axway, CLEO, GXS and IBM.

AS3 is an IEFT messaging specification standard (RFC 4823). AS3 augments FTP with digital security and receipt validation, allowing vendor applications to communicate any data, including EDI, over the Internet.

“It is clear that AS3 interoperability is of high importance to multiple industries and we commend Axway, CLEO, GXS and IBM for their continued participation in this testing. Drummond Group’s continued AS3 interoperability testing and certification addresses industry requirements of interoperability, efficiency, cost savings and security,” said Rik Drummond, CEO of Drummond Group.

Drummond Group’s testing automation tool, InSitu®, was utilized during this AS3 interoperability test round. This technology allows the tester to automate the execution and evaluation of the test cases used for interoperability testing, including sending and receiving AS3 messaging. InSitu’s technology provides testers with more time to focus on solving any interoperability issues instead of spending time in sending all the messages exchanged in the interoperability testing.

For a complete list of the newly certified AS3-1Q13 products and registration information for upcoming tests, please visit:

About Drummond Group Inc.

Founded in 1999, Drummond Group Inc. (DGI) is a leader in innovative, global software testing and acts as a catalyst to advance and tie together technologies, standards, security and interoperability in vertical industries – smart grid, automotive, health care, financial services, government, petroleum, pharmaceutical and retail. As a trusted, experienced and accredited interoperability test lab, the firm offers global test services through the product life cycle, including auditing, quality assurance, conformance and test consulting. For more information, please visit or email