Welcome!

News Feed Item

First Drummond Certified™ AS4 Interoperability Test Event Completed

Five products from four global software companies have been Drummond Certified™ in the very first AS4 automated test and certification event, announced today by Drummond Group, Inc., the trusted leader in interoperability software testing. New software applications from Axway, Flame Computing Enterprises, Oban Pty Ltd. and TIBCO Software Inc. participated in this vendor-neutral test event specifically created for Australia’s federal superannuation industry project SuperStream.

In addition to enabling interoperability for technologies such as cloud computing, AS4 is an emerging Internet messaging protocol that provides a standardized method for secure and document-agnostic exchange of B2B payloads using Web Services from any location, anywhere in the world. Drummond Group’s AS4 interoperability testing is based on a proven test methodology developed to ensure that different products can work together to seamlessly exchange information. In 2013, the Australian government adopted AS4 as the messaging standard for all B2G and B2B data exchange and SuperStream represents one of the first large-scale market uses incorporating the unique AS4 standard. All implementers will be required to claim conformance against the AS4 standard.

Upon completion of this first-ever AS4 test and certification event, the participating companies remarked:

"AS4 makes use of Web Services technologies to implement the same security and reliability requirements that the widely used AS2 protocol has met over many years,” said Dale Moberg, chief architect, Axway. “The new AS4 products enhance AS2 to extend interoperable business‐to‐business flows to smaller businesses that do not wish, or are unable, to expose an internet service continuously. These businesses can push data to business partners just as with AS2, but can now also ask for, and get, any data that is to be sent to them that is on their business partner’s server. We are pleased to provide our customers with Drummond‐certified products that help them securely and efficiently govern the flow of data within their B2B communities.”

“The OASIS AS4 Profile of the ebMS v3 standard, based on modern open Web Services standards, provides the ideal secure and reliable business messaging platform for businesses, governments and other professional organizations to interoperate seamlessly across national, regional and global boundaries,” said Theo Kramer, CTO of South Africa-based Flame Computing. “Flame Computing is both a proud contributor to the OASIS AS4 standard, and pioneer developer of a world-class product range conforming to the AS4 Profile of the ebMS V3 standard as attested by the rigorous Drummond Group certification process.”

“Oban Pty Ltd. welcomes the new AS4 standard as a significant step forward for reliable and secure business-to-business messaging. Organizations globally can now extend business transactions to be mediated via AS4 Web Services, both within the business community, and between business and government,” said Brett Christie, Managing Director of Oban Pty Ltd., based in Australia. “The new AS4 standard presents a robust, scalable and manageable approach to Web Services by using the best components of the EDIINT AS2, ebXML and associated standards in a single manageable specification. Participating successfully in the AS4 interop suite with our own software stack confers a legitimacy on our product offering, particularly in the Australian marketplace, which we will leverage as the B2B messaging space matures.”

“TIBCO believes the key driver for AS4 adoption is the simplicity of the standard for the secure and document-agnostic exchange of B2B payloads using Web Services,” said Matt Quinn, chief technical officer, TIBCO. “Certified interoperable AS4 software saves time, money and frustration of getting commercial products working together. TIBCO is proud to have successfully participated in this initial AS4 interoperability certification testing.”

“Facilitating the first AS4 interoperability test and certification has involved some dedicated companies who have seen the need to create AS4 standard-based software that can provide high-level security when organizations exchange high-level documents and emails,” said Rik Drummond, CEO of Drummond Group. “Drummond Group commends these companies for their efforts to drive global interoperability with the multiple benefits that AS4 provides and also deliver products that will be among the forefront of applications that can be utilized by Australia’s SuperStream project.”

For a complete list of the newly certified AS4-4Q13 products and registration information for upcoming tests), please visit: http://www.drummondgroup.com/index.php/b2b-certified-products/certified-products/as4

For more information on future AS4 Interoperability testing, please send email to [email protected].

AS4

AS4, an OASIS B2B messaging standard, was finalized by the OASIS ebXML Messaging Services (ebMS) Technical Committee. The intent and purpose of the development of AS4 was to define a simplified Conformance Profile of the ebMS v3.0 specification that would serve as a B2B on-ramp for Web Services document exchange.

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 [email protected].

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ, Synametrics Technologies has provided IT professionals and computer systems developers since 1997. Based on the success of their initial product offerings (WinSQL and DeltaCopy), the company continues to create and hone innovative products that help its customers get more from their computer applications, databases and infrastructure. To date, over one million users around the world have chosen Synametrics solutions to help power their accelerated business or per...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Kevin Jackson joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized cloud computing expert and Founder/Author of the award winning "Cloud Musings" blog. Mr. Jackson has also been recognized as a "Top 100 Cybersecurity Influencer and Brand" by Onalytica (2015), a Huffington Post "Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter" (2013) and a "Top 50 C...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
They say multi-cloud is coming, but organizations are leveraging multiple clouds already. According to a study by 451 Research, only 21% of organizations were using a single cloud. If you've found yourself unprepared for the barrage of cloud services introduced in your organization, you will need to change your approach to engaging with the business and engaging with vendors. Look at technologies that are on the way and work with the internal players involved to have a plan in place when the ine...
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
CI/CD is conceptually straightforward, yet often technically intricate to implement since it requires time and opportunities to develop intimate understanding on not only DevOps processes and operations, but likely product integrations with multiple platforms. This session intends to bridge the gap by offering an intense learning experience while witnessing the processes and operations to build from zero to a simple, yet functional CI/CD pipeline integrated with Jenkins, Github, Docker and Azure...
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
Sanjeev Sharma Joins November 11-13, 2018 @DevOpsSummit at @CloudEXPO New York Faculty. Sanjeev Sharma is an internationally known DevOps and Cloud Transformation thought leader, technology executive, and author. Sanjeev's industry experience includes tenures as CTO, Technical Sales leader, and Cloud Architect leader. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sanjeev is recognized at the highest levels of IBM's core of technical leaders.
The now mainstream platform changes stemming from the first Internet boom brought many changes but didn’t really change the basic relationship between servers and the applications running on them. In fact, that was sort of the point. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Gordon Haff, senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat, will discuss how today’s workloads require a new model and a new platform for development and execution. The platform must handle a wide range of rec...
For years the world's most security-focused and distributed organizations - banks, military/defense agencies, global enterprises - have sought to adopt cloud technologies that can reduce costs, future-proof against data growth, and improve user productivity. The challenges of cloud transformation for these kinds of secure organizations have centered around data security, migration from legacy systems, and performance. In our presentation, we will discuss the notion that cloud computing, properl...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of San...
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
Wooed by the promise of faster innovation, lower TCO, and greater agility, businesses of every shape and size have embraced the cloud at every layer of the IT stack – from apps to file sharing to infrastructure. The typical organization currently uses more than a dozen sanctioned cloud apps and will shift more than half of all workloads to the cloud by 2018. Such cloud investments have delivered measurable benefits. But they’ve also resulted in some unintended side-effects: complexity and risk. ...