Drummond Certified(TM) Program Introduces Reliability Testing for AS2 Software Certification



    AS2 is the "Workhorse" of Most Fortune 500 Internet Messaging: Safe,
Secure and Reliable

    AUSTIN, TEXAS, December 11 /CNW/ - Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), the global
leader in B2B software certification, today announced the availability of 26
newly certified AS2 products from 19 software companies which have completed
the Drummond Certified(TM) AS2-3Q07 Interoperability test.

    A new profile was tested in this certification test, the AS2 Reliability
Profile. Receiving duplicate invoices or duplicate purchases orders can wreak
serious havoc with business operations. AS2 Reliability allows easy, upfront
identification of duplicate messages such as invoices and purchase orders.
This optional test is the first step in ensuring that the retry and resend
operations do not result in the same payloads being submitted more than once
thus insuring the delivery of business data. Companies looking to purchase AS2
software now have the choice of selecting AS2 products which have certified
the Reliability Profile.

    "The continued growth of AS2 and the industries that it serves is a
testament to the Drummond Certified(R) Program and the value of certifying the
interoperability of a community of production ready commercial off the shelf
(COTS) products or services," says Rik Drummond, CEO, Drummond Group Inc.
"Deciding on which messaging standard to choose can be a daunting task, but
reviewing the attributes of Drummond Certified AS2 products with safe,
reliable, agnostic and secure messaging may make that decision easier. The
evolution and adoption has been made possible by early adopting industries and
their respective profiles. AS2 continues to be the "workhorse" of most Fortune
500 Internet message exchange today."

    The Drummond Certified(R) Program has developed Optional Profiles to
address the needs of various industries which have specific business
requirements they want certified in AS2 functionality. Although initiated by
one industry, these profiles have cross industry applications and are being
adopted by other industry groups. A software buyer can review the AS2 product
listings on the Drummond Group website to see which product has been certified
for which profile.

    The list of Initiating Industries and their respective AS2 Optional
Profile now includes:

    Financial Services Industry: Filename Preservation Profile is tested to
retain the filename in AS2 message exchanges from the originating to receiving
side and the Filename Preservation Profile with MDN Notifications which adds
MDN specific notifications for error conditions when writing payloads.

    Retail and Consumer Product Goods Industry: Certificate Exchange
Messaging Profile is tested to automate the exchange and updating of
certificates which are due to expire among trading partners. Also, the AS2
Reliability Profile is utilized to ensure that a message is received only once
in transmission.

    Petroleum Industry: Multiple Attachments Profile is used to exchange more
than one attachment/payload in a single AS2 message exchange.

    The 19 companies demonstrating interoperability amongst their products in
the AS2-3Q07 test round are: Axway, Boomi, Cleo Communications, Click
Commerce, The Descartes Systems Group Inc., EDS, EXTOL International, GXS
Inc., IBM, Inovis, LANSA Inc., /n software inc., nuBridges Inc., SEEBURGER AG,
Software AG, Sterling Commerce, TIBCO Software Inc., Transentric, and
Tumbleweed Communications Corp.

    For specific AS2-3Q07 certification results, certified industry profiles,
final report and registration information for upcoming tests, please visit:
http://www.drummondgroup.com/html-v2/as2-companies.html

    For more information about AS2, see:
http://www.drummondgroup.com/html-v2/standards.html

    About Drummond Group Inc.

    Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), a global leader in B2B software testing and
certification, works across the world 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 www.drummondgroup.com or email:
info@drummondgroup.com.




For further information:

For further information: Drummond Group Inc. Beth Morrow, 512-335-5606
beth@drummondgroup.com

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