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Newest Secure Messaging Products Drummond Certified™ in AS3 Interoperability Test Event

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AUSTIN, TX—Feb. 16, 2012—Drummond Group Inc., the trusted and accredited software test lab, today announced the completion of its AS3-1Q12 automated interoperability testing. Four products from Axway, CLEO, GXS and IBM completed the AS3 testing and are now Drummond Certified™. By certifying interoperability amongst a group of commercial software products, the Drummond Certified program promotes the adoption of standards-based software for use in supply chains worldwide.

AS3 is the IETF messaging specification standard (RFC 4823) that allows vendor applications to communicate any data, including EDI over the Internet, using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) which provides digital security and receipt validation.

“We applaud Axway, CLEO, GXS and IBM for their continued efforts in maintaining interoperable products for their customers,” says 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 AS3-1Q12 products and registration information for upcoming tests, please visit:

About Drummond Group Inc.

Drummond Group Inc. (DGI) is the trusted and accredited 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 or email

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