The Drummond-certified Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) module gives EFT the ability to transfer data using the AS2 protocol. AS2 is widely used to transfer Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) messages, but may be used to transfer other types of data. AS2 specifies how to connect, deliver, validate, and acknowledge data, and creates an envelope for a message, which is then sent securely over the Internet.

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Communicate with Major Trading Networks

Communicate with major trading networks already in place, such as Walmart, Target, Lowe’s, Dollar General, and many others. The AS2 module uses industry-standard HTTPS, allowing you to communicate with multiple trading partners without the cost and learning curve associated with proprietary protocols or dedicated lines. The AS2 module supports transfer resume, data integrity checking, message signing, message disposition/receipt notification (MDN), and Non-Repudiation of Receipt (NRR).

Replace Value-Added Networks

Replacing value-added networks reduces or eliminates the high costs associated with dedicated lines. The AS2 module's guarantee of transmissions both of the data itself and the fact that it was sent at a specific time by a specific entity provides a secure, reliable method for transmitting EDI, XML or other documents. The AS2 module is Drummond certified, which guarantees interoperability with other AS2 compliant systems.

EFT Can Act as Sender or Receiver

EFT can initiate AS2 file transfers as an AS2 Sender, or accept AS2 requests from clients as an AS2 receiver. The client outlines how the data should be handled and how the server should respond to the client with a confirmation receipt. The server validates the integrity of the data once received and provides the requested acknowledgement or MDN to the client. Further non-repudiation is achieved by the client acknowledging the fact that it received the receipt from the server.

Easy to Use

Globalscape's EFT platform with the AS2 module makes adding AS2 transfers to your organization a breeze with step-by-step wizards and validation tools for testing partner connections. Transaction monitoring tools let you identify and resolve problem transactions, and detailed reports provide detailed analysis of all transactions. Easily initiate AS2 send transactions using hot folders, scheduled events, or custom triggers.