Jul 28th, 2008
SAN ANTONIO -- GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (AMEX:GSB), a leading developer of file centric software for the Internet, announced the release of the AS2 add-on module for EFT (Enhanced File Transfer) Server. The AS2 add-on module allows manufacturing and retail customers to efficiently connect their supply chains to key suppliers and trading partners.
The AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) specification supports the exchange of structured business data securely on top of the HTTP or HTTP/S protocol. Any type of data can be exchanged using AS2, including traditional supply chain messages, such as purchase orders or shipment status between retailers, XML, flat files, spreadsheets, and CAD/CAM data. AS2 offers distinct advantages over HTTP, including increased verification and security achieved through the use of receipts and digital signatures. For example, AS2 can protect private HIPAA information that is transmitted over the very public Internet. AS2 provides transactions and acknowledgements in real time, increasing the efficiency and security of document exchanges. Many organizations are migrating to this protocol to reduce costs, and requiring their trading partners to switch to the AS2 protocol.
EFT Server supports both client (outbound) and server (inbound) AS2 transfers with a Drummond-certified AS2 adapter that has achieved interoperability with other Drummond-certified AS2 servers and clients. For outbound transfers, EFT Server connects to a trading partner, creates an "envelope" for the data, then delivers the data securely over the Internet. For inbound transfers, the Server verifies that the data is sent intact and provides synchronous or asynchronous receipts. AS2 is not concerned with the content or validity of the data being sent, but only with the connection and the secure, reliable exchange of data.
According to Tim Barton, Vice President and team leader of EFT Server products, "AS2 is getting increased traction as a method for connecting a company’s core business processes to those of its external supply chains. Now GlobalSCAPE customers can use EFT Server to quickly comply with AS2 mandates without the expense of multiple file transfer systems."
GlobalSCAPE’s EFT Server is part of a modular enterprise product that allows customers to expand functionality as their needs increase. Modules include Secure Ad Hoc Transfer, DMZ Gateway Server, Web Transfer Client, Auditing and Reporting, and, AS2. The AS2 add-on module extends EFT Server’s ability to work with almost any file transfer client or standard. In addition to AS2, EFT Server supports HTTP/S, FTP/S, and SSH, making it the most comprehensive, secure, managed file transfer product available. Furthermore, EFT Server’s Event Rule-based pre and post processing allow it to easily interface with existing backend and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Systems.
GlobalSCAPE, a provider of Global Managed File Transfer (MFT) solutions and wide-area file services (WAFS) technologies, delivers a modular approach to solving the enterprise challenges of security, bandwidth, latency and regulatory compliance. GlobalSCAPE’s products securely and efficiently move files such as financial data, medical records, customer files, intellectual property, and other sensitive documents of any size between supply chain partners and branch offices. GlobalSCAPE’s products are used by mid-sized and large enterprise companies, including virtually all of the Fortune 500 companies, leading technology, banking, healthcare, and public sector organizations. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, GlobalSCAPE is also the developer of CuteFTP, the most popular file transfer protocol application on the market with over 100 million downloads since 1996. For more information on our risk-free purchase options, visit www.globalscape.com or call 800-290-5054 (US) or 210-308-8267 (international).
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