News: Cleo Earns Drummond Group AS2 Certification for 2Q18

ROCKFORD, Illinois — July 10, 2018 — Cleo, the global leader in B2B-led cloud integration solutions, is one of nine global organizations whose AS2 software products have been Drummond Certified™ in the automated interoperability test event for the second quarter of 2018. These tests certify the interoperability of AS2 for Version 5.5 of the Cleo Harmony®Cleo VLTrader®, and Cleo LexiCom® data movement solutions within the Cleo Integration Cloud™.

One of the most widely recognized messaging standards for retail, consumer goods, insurance, financial services, pharmaceutical, government, and other B2B e-commerce needs, AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) enables organizations to easily establish trading partner relationships to exchange business data (EDI, XML, PDF, text files, etc.) securely and reliably. Many companies require trading partners to use AS2 for all EDI or other B2B communications due to increasing security concerns and industry mandates.

Cleo is one of just three organizations to complete every optional test for this round of Drummond AS2 certification. Certain industries have additional requirements they need added to the AS2 standard and, therefore, to the AS2 interoperability test. The optional tests demonstrate additional product capabilities that enable the movement of critical business information among multi-enterprise information ecosystems. The optional tests include:

  • AS2 Reliability
  • AS2 Restart
  • Certification Exchange Messaging (CEM)
  • Filename Preservation (FN)
  • Multiple Attachment (MA)
  • Filename Preservation for Multiple Attachments (FN-MA)
  • Filename Preservation with MDN Notification (FN-MDN)
  • Secure Hashing Algorithm 2 (SHA-2)
  • Chunked Transfer Encoding (CTE)

Cleo continuously recertifies its Cleo Integration Cloud solutions with Drummond Group for AS2 and for every optional AS2 test, ensuring customers get added value from Cleo’s industry-leading B2B integration protocol.

“These software vendors recognize the importance of interoperability testing and the high level of quality assurance provided by participation in AS2 interoperability testing,” said Aaron Gomez, director of AS2 Testing and Certification with Drummond Group. “The fact that some of the largest supply chains require trading partners to use Drummond Group-certified AS2 products is a testament to the value they place on Drummond Group’s AS2 testing program.”

View the complete list of the newly certified AS2-2Q18 products and registration information for upcoming tests here.

About Drummond Group LLC

Founded in 1999, Drummond Group LLC 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, 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 a global software company that delivers B2B-led cloud integration solutions 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. By providing the industry’s most complete and flexible integration offerings, Cleo helps companies build trusted relationships across their partner ecosystem today, while providing all the control and visibility they need to advance their businesses tomorrow. For more information about Cleo and the Cleo Integration Cloud platform, visit or call +1.815.282.7695.

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Matt Torman, Cleo

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