Cleo Completes Drummond Group 1Q 2020 AS3 Certification

ROCKFORD, Illinois – April 7, 2020 – Cleo, the global leader in ecosystem integration solutions, today announced it has successfully completed its Drummond Group Applicability Statement 3 (AS3) certification during first quarter (1Q) 2020 test events. This year’s event, the latest round of Drummond’s interoperability certification tests, marks the 16th straight year Cleo has successfully completed this particular testing.  

AS3 is the IEFT (Internet Engineering Task Force) messaging specification standard governing how applications communicate EDI data, or other information such as XML documents, securely over the Internet using the FTP protocol. The benefits of using AS3 include security (e.g., end-to-end data encryption, SSL encryption and hashing); non-repudiation (e.g., legally proving transaction details; obtaining confirmation and MDNs (Message Disposition Notifications); and flexibility (e.g., large file transfer capabilities; moving any data type, including non-EDI payloads). 

Drummond Group’s AS3 Interoperability Certification comprises full matrix interoperability testing for the IETF AS3 (RFC 4823) FTP-based transport protocol standard. Multiple participating software vendors sign up to participate in a round of Drummond interoperability testing using the Drummond InSitu™ test management platform. All participating AS3 applications test against each other (all send/receive) to demonstrate interoperability and earn certification as a group.  AS3 Interoperability certification is offered once per year, January through March.

“The demand for highly secure, flexible and interoperable messaging protocols remains high worldwide, and we are pleased that Cleo continues to recognize the importance to their customers of proving their systems’ ability to interoperate,” said Aaron Gomez, Drummond’s Supply Chain Business Unit Leader.  “We salute Cleo for once again committing to Drummond Group’s interoperability testing, and its rigorous high standards.”

The 1Q 2020 certification tests demonstrate that integration software products comprising Cleo Integration Cloud: Private Cloud Edition have again been Drummond Certified™.  Cleo has completed every Drummond AS3 test since 2004, and Cleo was one of only four companies certified in Drummond’s 1Q20 AS3 testing process.  

Cleo Integration Cloud is a platform purpose-built to design, build, operate and optimize critical supply-chain integration processes. With greater choice, companies can blend self-service and managed services for integration agility and control. Together with end-to-end visibility across EDI and API integrations, technical and business users can have the confidence to rapidly onboard trading partners, enable integration between applications, and optimize revenue-generating business processes.

About Drummond Group LLC

Founded in 1999, Drummond Group LLC is a leader in innovative, global software testing and certification and acts as a catalyst to advance and tie together technologies, standards, security, and interoperability in vertical industries – smart grid, automotive, healthcare, 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 lifecycle, including auditing, quality assurance, conformance, and test consulting. For more information, please visit

About Cleo

Cleo is an ecosystem integration software company focused on business outcomes, ensuring each customer’s potential is realized by delivering solutions that make it easy to discover and create value through the movement and integration of enterprise data. Cleo gives customers strategic, “outside-in” visibility into the critical end-to-end business flows happening across their ecosystems of partners and customers, marketplaces, and internal cloud and on-premise applications. Our solutions empower teams to drive business agility, accelerate onboarding, facilitate modernization of key business processes, and capture new revenue streams by reimagining and remastering their digital ecosystem through robust application, B2B, and data integration technologies. For more information, visit or call +1.815.282.7695.

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