CommerceNet Completes Third Annual Secure Internet EDI Interoperability

Sara Shapiro (
Tue, 28 Sep 1999 10:38:10 -0400

Industry Leaders Complete Testing to Make the Internet More


Sara Shapiro, ZOT Group
<> -- 28 September 1999 -- CommerceNet today
announced that leading EDI vendors Compaq, Cyclone Software, GE Information
Services, Harbinger, IPNet Solutions, Microsoft, Netscape, SAA Consultants,
Softshare, and Sterling Commerce have passed Secure EDI Internet
Interoperability testing for ten products to be commercially available in
the near future. The development of solutions which allow the secure,
protected exchange of EDI business documents over the Internet is critical
in making the Internet more business-friendly. The following products have
passed Secure Internet EDI Interoperability testing based on S/MIME at

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Compaq Compaq DEC/EDI v.3.2 and v4.0
Cyclone Software Cyclone Interchange v2.2
GE Information Services GE InterLinx 1.0 and 1.1
Harbinger Templar v4.2
IPNet Solutions IPNet.Suite 2.3
Microsoft BizTalk Server Version 1.0
Netscape ECXpert 3.0
SAA Consultants REIMSŪ Secure ECI Module v.3.2
Sterling Commerce COMMERCE:Exchange 3.0
Softshare Softshare Electronic Commerce Objects

CommerceNet was instrumental in sponsoring the second successful
interoperability tests for secure exchange of EDI information over the
Internet thirteen months ago. Four of the previously certified companies
have re-tested with six additional companies to ensure interoperability. The
testing verifies that users may purchase off-the-shelf interoperable
software from any of these vendors that supports encryption, digital
signatures, integrity, and signed receipts among the other nine products.
These services are based on S/MIME and IETF specifications.

The goal of this testing program is to accelerate the development of
interoperable secure Internet-enabled EDI products. The
CommerceNet-sponsored interoperability testing is based on the work of the
EDIINT Workgroup from the IETF. This workgroup has produced recommendations
on how to implement secure Internet EDI exchanges using either PGP/MIME or
S/MIME. These papers have been recommended as RFCs by the workgroup chair.

CommerceNet is soliciting additional participation in the EDI
Interoperability Pilot program to begin in January 2000. To participate,
please contact Rik Drummond at <>.


CommerceNet is the largest grouping of electronic commerce influencers in
the world, working to make eCommerce easy, trusted and ubiquitous. Launched
in April 1994 in Silicon Valley, its membership has grown to more than 500
eCommerce developers and end-users worldwide from hardware and software
companies, financial institutions, telcos, government agencies, integrators,
service providers, net market makers and others.

For more information about CommerceNet, see

Further information about each participating organization is available

- Compaq --
- Cyclone software --
- GE Information Services --
- Harbinger --
- IPNet Solutions --
- Microsoft --
- Netscape --
- SAA Consultants --
- Softshare --
- Sterling Commerce --

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Sally Khudairi . ZOT Group .
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