E2open Achieves Drummond Certification in Spring 2015 Interoperability Test Event
Demonstrates E2open's Sustained Commitment to Being at the Forefront of Global Supply Chain Interoperability Standards
Jun 16, 2015, 09:00 ET
FOSTER CITY, Calif., June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- E2open today announced that the latest release of E2 Cloud Connectivity has been Drummond Certified™ in the AS21Q15 automated interoperability test event. Drummond Group Inc., the trusted leader in interoperability software testing, named E2open's solution as one of 15 newly certified products. E2open participated in this vendorneutral test event held across multiple time zones during the first quarter of 2015. To learn more about E2 Cloud Connectivity, please visit: http://www.e2open.com/products/e2-cloud-connectivity.
"The importance of adopting technical standards continues to be highlighted with this recent test event," said Rik Drummond, CEO, Drummond Group. "Furthermore, the group as a whole had an opportunity to address the recently discovered vulnerability in SSL V3 (e.g., Poodle). As participants made changes to allow disabling or removing SSL V3 from their products, it became critical to ensure all products participating in this AS2 Interop remained interoperable. By testing and certifying their respective products in a neutral setting, these companies have created more secure products for their partners and customers. As critical transport changes occur now and in the future, the importance of AS2 Interop testing clearly plays a vital role in the continued success of interoperable AS2 software."
AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) is one of the most widely recognized messaging standards for B2B ecommerce 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.
AS2 is broadly adopted among the world's major retailers and manufacturers, and is one of several protocol standards built into the foundation of the E2open Business Network. By removing the barriers to collaboration, and allowing for the exchange of information in a simple, secure and reliable manner, the E2open Business Network enables complete visibility and the rapid onboarding of trading partners worldwide.
"As the landscape for standards for collaborating across geographically dispersed supply networks continues to evolve, our top priority is ensuring that we provide our customers and partners with B2B connectivity that continues to raise the bar on all fronts, including speed, reliability and security," said Ian Hedges, Vice President, Platform, E2open. "We are honored to have earned the Drummond Certified™ seal once again, as we view this a testament to our long-standing commitment to delivering standards-compliant, market-leading technology to better empower all parties within the E2open Business Network to efficiently manage their data end-to-end throughout their supply chains."
As a trusted, experienced and accredited interoperability test lab, Drummond Group offers global test services through the product life cycle, including auditing, quality assurance, conformance and test consulting. Drummond Group's testing automation tool, InSitu®, allows the tester to automate the execution and evaluation of the test cases used for interoperability testing, including the sending and receiving of AS2 messaging. This provides testers with more time to focus on solving any interoperability issues. A complete list of the newly certified AS21Q15 products and registration information for upcoming tests can be found here.
E2open is the leading provider of cloud-based, on-demand software solutions enabling enterprises to procure, manufacture, sell, and distribute products more efficiently through collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks. Enterprises use E2open solutions to gain visibility into and control over their trading networks through the real-time information, integrated business processes, and advanced analytics that E2open provides. E2open customers include Avnet, Celestica, Cisco, HP, IBM, Lenovo, L'Oreal, Motorola Solutions, NVIDIA, Seagate and Vodafone. E2open is headquartered in Foster City, California with operations worldwide.
More than 41,000 trading partners and 140,000 unique registered users currently participate in the E2open Business Network, which allows participants to share plans and data and execute business processes in a secure, real-time manner. The E2open Business Network also provides collaboration tools and analytics so that E2open customers can make more informed and efficient decisions. For more information about E2open, visit the company's website at http://www.e2open.com, follow the company on Twitter at @E2open, or visit us on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/e2open.
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