Drummond Unveils AS2 Certificates
January 25, 2011 Alex Woodie
Companies that are concerned about keeping their EDI systems up to date may want to check out the latest results from the Drummond Group‘s third-quarter interoperability testing of AS2 products. Several IBM i products are in the list.
About twice a year, Drummond runs very detailed tests with a group of EDI vendors to determine whether their products send and receive information correctly. Drummond often throws in an extra test to determine if the products can successfully complete a special task. This time around, the vendor had several extra tasks to choose from, including AS2 reliability, AS2 restart, certificate exchange messaging (CEM), multiple attachment, and filename preservation.
There were quite a few IBM i products represented in the 3Q tests. The entire list of 14 vendors included: Axway, Cleo Communications, Boomi (recently bought by Dell), E2open, EXTOL International, GXS (which now owns Inovis), HP, IBM, Microsoft, /n software, nuBridges, SEEBURGER, and Sterling Commerce (now part of IBM), and TIBCO Software. Most of the vendors participated in one or more optional tests. It was the 19th test of AS2 products performed by Drummond since 2000.
The folks at nuBridges, which had Drummond test the latest versions of its Exchange Commerce Suite and Exchange i products, appreciate the necessity of testing. “Interoperability and security are essential elements of data exchange for B2B transactions,” states Kee Murray, executive vice president of product development at nuBridges.
“We continually test our products and achieving Drummond certification is one of the highest assurances we can give to our customers that our MFT [managed file transfer] solutions will perform to their expectations over popular messaging protocol standards, such as AS2,” Murray continues.
To view the latest Drummond certifications, go to www.drummondgroup.com.