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 using Web Services from any location, anywhere in the world. 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.
In 2013, the Australian government adopted AS4 as the messaging standard for all B2G and B2B data exchange for its federal superannuation industry project, SuperStream. Since then, other markets have begun to adopt the AS4 messaging standard including the European Gas Industry.
"These five global organizations continue to envision the need to create AS4 standard-based software that can provide high-level security when organizations exchange high-level documents and e-mails", stated Rik Drummond, CEO of Drummond Group. "We are proud to provide test events in a vendor-neutral environment that help their collective efforts and commitment to drive global interoperability with the multiple benefits that AS4 delivers to the world's marketplace."
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.