New version of the CEF eDelivery Market Guide for AS4 Solutions and Services released!

The European Commission has published an updated version of the Market Guide for AS4 Solutions and Services in the context of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) eDelivery building block.

This document provides an overview of some of the main AS4 solutions and services available to eDelivery users. It covers both solutions already used for eDelivery AS4, solutions that are used for the similar AS4 profile developed by the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG), as well as other solutions and services. The document also addresses AS4 conformance and interoperability testing done within CEF and by the Drummond Group.

With this document end users can save time collecting their long-list of candidates and so accelerate their implementations. Users of CEF eDelivery can procure these solutions in an environment in which multiple solution providers compete for business. This competition incentivises providers to provide quality solutions and value for money.

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CEF is promoting the adoption of the AS4 message exchange protocol developed during the e-SENS Large Scale Pilot project. By using open standards such as AS4, which is also used by other communities internationally, CEF eDelivery benefits from and contributes to the synergies and network effect of using open, internationally adopted standards. Multiple commercial and open source implementations exist for AS4 and are available to public administrations and companies in Europe.

CEF eDelivery is a network of nodes for digital communications. It is based on a distributed model where every participant becomes a node using standard transport protocols and security policies. It helps public administrations to exchange electronic data and documents with other public administrations, businesses and citizens, in an interoperable, secure, reliable and trusted way.

The CEF eDelivery solution is based on a distributed model called the “4-corner model”. In this model, the back-end systems of the users don’t exchange data directly with each other but do this through Access Points. These Access Points are conformant to the same technical specifications and therefore capable of communicating with each other.

N.B: This document is based on public information that is presented at industry events, published on company websites, and / or disclosed by the listed companies. The information contained in the document is non-exhaustive as well as non-contractual in nature. Please consult the document for a full disclaimer.

Last updated on  May 10, 2019 16:03

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