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Drummond Group Completes its Eighth ebMS 2.0 Interoperability Certification

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Axway, Cleo Communications, IBM and Inovis Complete Drummond Certified testing

Austin, TX-January 19, 2009 – Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), the global leader in B2B software test lab services, today announced the completion of its 8th ebMS 2.0 Interoperability test, making available 4 newly certified products from Axway, Cleo Communications, IBM, and Inovis. Interoperability certification assures customers that products meet the standard and work together, thereby reducing implementation time and related costs.

ebMS 2.0 is an important standard that enables secure and reliable internet data interchange and is complementary to emerging Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs).

“We appreciate the hard work of these companies to maintain the interoperability of their products. Their customers continue to benefit from the ease of use and implementation because of their certifications,” says Rik Drummond, CEO Drummond Group Inc.

One noteworthy change for the 2008 interoperability test is that test cases for signed messages using the DSA with SHA1 signing algorithm became mandatory as opposed to an optional test, as it was introduced in 2007.

For a complete product listing for ebMS 2.0, please review: ebMS Interoperability Product Directory

For more information on ebMS 2.0 standards and profiles, please review: ebXML Messaging Standard

ebXML Messaging (also called TRP – Transport Routing & Packaging ) specifically focuses on the means to transmit a document (payload) from one party to another, possibly via intermediaries. This protocol standardizes the way B2B transactions are transmitted in a manner which includes all sizes of companies from the Large Enterprise (LE) to the Small & Medium Enterprise (SME).

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: