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Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) Module

The Applicability Statement 2 (AS2) module gives EFT the ability to transfer data using AS2. 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.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Communicate with major trading networks already in place, including Wal-Mart, Target, Lowe’s, Dollar General, and many others.

  • Replace value-added networks thereby reducing or eliminating the high costs associated with dedicated lines.

  • 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.

  • Uses industry-standard HTTPS, allowing users to communicate with multiple trading partners without the cost and learning curve associated with proprietary protocols or dedicated lines.

  • Is Drummond certified, which guarantees interoperability with other AS2 compliant systems.

How does it work?

EFT can initiate AS2 file transfers or accept AS2 requests from clients.

EFT as an AS2 Sender:

EFT can initiate AS2 secure file transfers

EFT as an AS2 receiver:

EFT can accept AS2 secure file transfer requests from clients

HTTP/S is used to send data to an AS2-ready server. Using extended header information in the HTTP request, 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 subsequently provides the requested acknowledgement or message disposition notification (MDN) to the client. Further non-repudiation is achieved by the client acknowledging the fact that it received the receipt from the server. All communications are secured (typically HTTP over an SSL link), transfer resume supported, data integrity checking supported, all messages can be signed, and message disposition/receipt notification (MDN) and Non-Repudiation of Receipt (NRR) are all supported.

Easy to use

Globalscape's EFT platform with the AS2 module makes adding AS2 transfers to your organization a breeze.

  • Step-by-step wizards for setting up server and partner AS2 configurations.

  • Validation tools for testing partner connections.

  • Transaction monitoring tools let you identify and resolve problem transactions.

  • Detailed reports provide detailed analysis of all transactions.

  • Easily initiate AS2 send transactions using hot folders, scheduled events, or custom triggers.