Confidentiality, speed, accuracy, availability, and reliability of data are the paramount concerns in a business matter. Managed File Transfer(MFT) is a reliably used solution for high-level EDI and all types of document sharing. The AS2 protocol is a much more secure and reliable way to exchange data with partners in B2B communication, rather than traditional file transfer mechanisms such as FTP, FTPS and SSH file transfer protocol.
AS2 acts as an envelope and is known for file security, integrity, non-repudiation, and cost-effectiveness and productivity when sent via HTTP over the public internet. The AS2 protocol is not affected by concerns about traditional transactions such as transaction cost issues, data access difficulties, system integration, and downtime issues.
AS2 is a universal solution for managing file transactions, allowing you to exchange purchase orders, quality inspection documents, invoices, advance shipping notices and many more confidential documents with partners around the world.
In brief, AS2 is a universal solution with lower cost, flawless functionality, efficient and very low-latency transactions, and minimal practical challenges to transfer any number of files via the Internet using HTTP/S.
Aayu Technologies LLC produces a Managed File Transfer Solution called AS2 Gateway for B2B communication using the AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) protocol. AS2 Gateway is one of the best B2B messaging platforms that can help you digitize the business securely and reliably using either the service (SaaS) version or the on-premise version.
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Let us look at how AS2 Gateway significantly contributes to the B2B file transaction process.
AS2 Gateway is fully compliant with the technical background of RFC 4130 by ensuring data security with data encryption, digital signature validation, and guaranteed integrity with MIC (Message Integrity Check) hashing. AS2 Gateway web console, SFTP, REST API and webhooks are the methods by which AS2 Gateway users can transact files. A user can merely configure AS2 configurations by changing the toggle of the partner's advance options.
Within AS2 Gateway, organizational-level management can give users role-based permissions to engage in various levels of business transactions. For example, an Org-Admin can configure specific permissions in a categorized format at the role-based level, such as the ability to view and/or modify partner, station, message, or audit entities. User-group based levels can assign one or more roles to each user group. The users-based level can assign a user to desired user groups, which will grant them access to just the right scope of actions and operations involved in file transactions.
Users are allowed to perform separate tasks on the AS2 Gateway, providing an essential security feature for remote workflow, and user access management.
By selecting the desired time frame, you can summarize the file transactions of a single station/partner or all stations and partners in a graphical representation. This will help you to understand the file transaction volume over any desired time range in order to identify usage patterns, growth, and scaling requirements.
AS2 Gateway provides better insight for all file transactions, configurations, and user activities by tracking them under the audit logs. This module tracks user activities like uploading, downloading, deleting files, etc. All audit events are classified into severity levels and can be filtered and viewed by authorized users from the AS2 Gateway web console.
Certificates are a key requirement in AS2, and proper certificate management helps to optimize configuration management and partner connectivity. Users can receive AS2 messages from their partners with added HTTPS security, over the 443, 4080 and 8443 ports by the latest TLS versions and trusted SSL certificates. AS2 Gateway offers a certificate manager view that simplifies the configuration process by allowing users to easily perform actions such as generating and exporting certificates in different formats, importing trusted partner chain certificates to the trust store, and reviewing certificates associated with all your trading entities under one dashboard.
AS2 is a universal, reliable, and secure B2B data transmission method, used by many major retailers such as Amazon, Walmart and millions of businesses worldwide. AS2 Gateway helps to digitize business in a friendly environment with all the necessary steps of B2B communication while concealing the complexities of AS2 protocol integration. The support of AS2 Gateway will help to grow your business transactions with a smooth user experience and to ensure secure and reliable B2B trading for the business.
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