/n software Releases IPWorks EDI for the Microsoft .NET Framework.

AS2 Communications Components for the Microsoft .NET Framework that Facilitate Secure Internet Electronic Data Interchange

Dallas, TX, June 2nd, 2003 - /n software inc. (www.nsoftware.com) - a leading provider of professional Internet development tools and components, released IPWorks EDI for the Microsoft .NET Framework. This release includes fully managed components that facilitate sending and receiving secure EDI transactions over the Internet using the AS2 protocol for secure Internet EDI.

IPWorks EDI for the Microsoft .NET Framework is a new addition to /n software's award-winning IPWorks product family, a comprehensive collection of components for Internet development, trusted since 1994 by most Fortune 500 companies as well as thousands of independent software developers worldwide.

The IPWorks EDI components are based on AS2, the leading Internet Standard for EDI transmissions, enabling new levels of security and reliability, while at the same time providing significant cost savings by leveraging the Internet as a ubiquitous network, instead of traditional EDI VANs. By offering standard software components instead of a monolithic solution, IPWorks EDI provides the utmost in flexibility for developers and businesses interested in enabling their software systems with Internet EDI capabilities, resulting in better and faster system integration, lower cost, and better overall ROI.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a set of protocols designed to streamline the exchange of highly structured data between organizations such as purchase orders, medical records, invoices etc. EDI-INT refers to a set of protocols related to the secure transfer of EDI over the Internet.

About AS2
Applicability Standards (AS2) is a protocol that defines how to send, receive, and validate data using the S/MIME standard for message security and the HTTP/S protocols for communications. While the AS2 protocol is not specific to EDI, AS2 provides a secure and reliable vehicle for EDI transactions over the Internet and it has become the standard for EDI-INT transactions.

About /n software
/n software is the market leader in software components for Communications and Security development. Founded in 1994, /n software (pronounced 'n software') is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. You can reach the company via email at info@nsoftware.com, on the World Wide Web at www.nsoftware.com, or by calling US: (800) 225-4190 or International: (919) 544-7070.


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