Drummond Group Certifies 19 AS2 Software Products in Fall 2014 Interoperability Test Event

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Axway, Cleo, Dell Boomi, E2open, Inc., EXTOL International Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM, Liaison Technologies, /n software, OpenText GXS, SEEBURGER AG and TIBCO participated in vendor-neutral tests

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Through the extensive teamwork of these organizations, our AS2 interoperability certification event continues to provide trusted, neutral testing of AS2 messaging. - Rik Drummond, CEO

Nineteen products from 12 global software companies have been Drummond Certified™ in the AS2-3Q14 automated interoperability test event, announced today by Drummond Group, Inc., the trusted leader in interoperability software testing. AS2 software applications from Axway, Cleo, Dell Boomi, E2open, Inc., EXTOL International Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM, Liaison Technologies, /n software, OpenText GXS, SEEBURGER AG and TIBCO participated in this vendor-neutral test event held across different time zones.

All of the participants’ products-with-version in the AS2-3Q14 test event achieved interoperability certification to the required test set as a group. Optional test profiles also were offered for certification.

“We commend these companies for demonstrating their commitment to testing and certifying new product versions to deliver a trusted, secure and interoperable AS2 software solution that may be deployed seamlessly into production environments,” said Rik Drummond, CEO, Drummond Group. “Through the extensive teamwork of these organizations, our AS2 interoperability certification event continues to provide trusted, neutral testing of AS2 messaging while offering multiple interoperable choices to link trading partners within supply chains in a global marketplace.”

For a complete list of the newly certified AS2-3Q14 products and which products support which Optional Test Profiles (and for registration information for upcoming tests), please visit:
http://www.drummondgroup.com/b2b-certified-products/certified-products/as2

AS2
AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) 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 all forms of data (including EDI and XML) 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.

Drummond Group's testing automation tool, InSitu®, also was utilized during this AS2 interoperability test round, including being enhanced to facilitate SHA-2 testing. The InSitu® technology allows the tester to automate the execution and evaluation of the test cases used for interoperability testing, including sending and receiving AS2 messaging. This provides testers with more time to focus on solving any interoperability issues.

Optional Test Profiles
AS2 optional test profiles build upon an existing technical standard because certain industries have additional requirements they need added to the AS2 standard and, therefore, to the AS2 Interoperability Test. The AS2 optional test profiles are extensions to the AS2 standard (RFC) and documented in RFCs under the auspices of IETF. Participation in these test profiles is not required. Making the industry test profiles optional maintains the integrity of the existing standard while providing interested software companies, who sell into the respective vertical, the opportunity to certify additional capabilities. Those software companies that do not sell into the vertical may opt out. The end result is a group of software products certified for compliance and interoperability of the AS2 standard as well as a subset of software products also certified for optional AS2 test profiles. For more information about optional test profiles, see http://tinyurl.com/kpcleo6.

About Drummond Group Inc.
Founded in 1999, Drummond Group Inc. (DGI) is a leader in innovative, global software testing, certification 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 http://www.drummondgroup.com or email DGI(at)drummondgroup(dot)com

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