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Drummond Group Marks Anniversary, Certifies Latest AS2 Products for Global Interoperability

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18 AS2 Products Drummond Certified™ in First Quarter

AUSTIN, TX–June 14, 2011–Drummond Group Inc., the trusted interoperability test lab and certification body, today celebrated its 20th test round within the AS2 Drummond Certified™ program, demonstrating its continued support for industry standards which foster interoperability and growth within numerous industries while also maintaining its commitment to neutrality.

Companies demonstrating interoperability among 18 products in the AS2-1Q11 test round included Axway; Cleo Communications; EXTOL International, Inc.; GXS; Hewlett-Packard Company; IBM; INTEC Inc.; /n software; nuBridges, Inc.; Liaison Technologies (formerly nuBridges); SEEBURGER AG; Sterling Commerce, an IBM company; and TIBCO Software Inc.

“We are fully committed and will continue to work with these industry leaders to develop and refine interoperability and related technologies,” said Rik Drummond, chief executive officer of Drummond Group. “By working closely with our customers on industry standards, such as AS2, and aligning with the feedback we’ve received, our goal remains to provide unsurpassed vendor-neutral testing and certification across multiple industries to ensure technologies can communicate seamlessly, securely and provide global interoperability.”

Major supply chains in retail, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, consumer product goods, automotive and petroleum industries rely on the Drummond Certified™ program to provide a wide selection of compliant and interoperable AS2 products at different entry point prices to meet the requirements of small to large organizations. AS2 is one of the most widely recognized secure 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.

For a complete list of the AS2-1Q11 certification results, certified industry profiles, final report and registration information for upcoming tests, please visit: AS2 Current Certified Product List

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. (DGI) is the trusted interoperability test lab offering global testing services throughout the product life cycle. In addition to interoperability testing services, Drummond Group offers test lab services including auditing, QA, conformance, and test consulting. Founded in 1999, DGI represents best-of-breed on linking technologies, standards and interoperability issues with the needs of vertical industries such as smart grid, automotive, consumer product goods, health care, financial services, government, petroleum, pharmaceutical and retail. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com/ or email info2@drummondgroup.com

About AS2

AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) is the IETF RFC (4180) specification standard by which applications communicate all forms of data including EDI and XML over the Internet. Implementing AS2 with certified AS2 products enables users to connect, deliver and reply to data securely and reliably, saving money and adding flexibility and control on how the data is utilized or reported.

About AS2 Interop Testing:

The purpose of the test is to provide a venue for vendors to test and correct their software systems in a vendor neutral environment. To accomplish this, each product both sends and receives specific AS2 messages with the test group. In both sending and receiving, products verify the message structure and security requirements are correct, the intended payload was transferred intact, and the receipt for the message was correctly delivered verifying the transaction was successful.

 

All participants were required to establish trading partner relationships with each other. Each participant provided their security certificates (including SSL server certificates) to the other participants for storage in their trusted store.

Each certificate conformed to the X.509 standards. Some participants generated their own self-signed certificates and other acquired them from well-known third party Certificate Authorities. Some participants chose to use separate certificates for S/MIME and SSL while others used one certificate for all forms of security.

S/MIME encryption and digital signatures provide confidentiality and content-integrity of the data being transported. Key length in the security certificates was between 512 bits and 2048 bits. Triple DES (3DES) was the encryption algorithm used, and other algorithms, such as RC2 or DES, were not tested. SHA-1 hashing was used in creating the digital signatures, but the MD5 was not used.

Press Contact:

Olga Finneran, olga@drummondgroup.com, 512.354.5529