AS2 to AS4 bridge: embrace AS4 without additional investments

For companies that need to support AS4 but find the impact of adopting this protocol too high at this moment, ECS International offers a AS2 to AS4 bridge ‘as a service’. Companies can keep using their existing AS2 based communications tooling and our bridge ensures transformation to and communication in AS4 with their business partners.

AS2 to AS4 bridge

AS4 market adoption grows

AS4 is a relatively new protocol which is increasingly being used within industry segments such as government, oil & gas and IATA / aviation. For many smaller companies, support for AS4 requires high investments in terms of tooling and implementation. With larger companies forcing their suppliers to support AS4 communication, smaller companies face the risk of losing business if they don’t find a way to support AS4.

What is AS4?

AS4 (Applicability Statement 4) is a Conformance Profile of the OASIS ebMS 3.0 specification. It represents an open standard for the secure and payload-agnostic exchange of B2B documents using Web services. The AS4 standard can help provide high-level security when organizations exchange high-level documents and emails.

How does it work?

The AS2 to AS4 bridge is part of X4Connect, our cloud service that was designed for electronic document exchange and implemented to answer the needs of international organizations for fast, secure and efficient exchange of digital information.

The X4Connect service provides an AS2 based interface to your messaging system(s). X4Connect receives your AS2 message, transforms it into AS4 format and sends it on behalf of you to your business partners. The reverse procedure is followed for confirmations and messages from your partner to your organisation, ensuring seamless and uninterrupted communications.

Bridge the gap between AS2 and AS4

By bridging the gap between AS2 and AS4, you can stay connected with AS4 partners without making any changes to their infrastructure or investing heavily in new technology. And when your business is ready to take the next step, we can provide a full AS4 implementation. Contact us today to learn more about the AS2 to AS4 bridge.