Data Sheet: Axway Interchange

Create and manage high-volume B2B communities

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Built on an open, Java-based architecture, Axway Interchange is a high-performance, highly scalable B2B gateway designed for real-time communications using a wide range of B2B messaging protocols — such as EDIINT AS/2, ebXML ebMS, and OFTP — and managed file transfer with PeSIT-support. Axway Interchange enables you to establish efficient online communities that reliably and securely connect your enterprise with all of your partners — customers, suppliers, service providers, financial institutions, regulatory bodies and more — across marketplaces of any size.

Key Features & Benefits

Comprehensive and secure B2B communications


Industry-leading security and governance

Secure and control data traveling inside and outside your enterprise firewall — no matter what applications, systems or platforms you or your trading partners have in place

  • Multiple security measures include transparent message and file encryption, secured connections, authenticated partner access, data integrity checks, password policies and non-repudiation of origin and receipt using signed digital receipts
  • Data is secured in transit, in the DMZ and at rest on the server, regardless of the underlying transport network
  • IP address white-listing allows only exchanges from approved organizations to flow through
  • Strong audit trails protect against legal liability and demonstrate compliance with current and emerging regulations and standards

Flexible partner management and deployment

Enable and manage your entire community quickly and easily

Scalability and performance

Interchange meets the high-capacity and high-availability demands of the world’s largest trading communities, yet also scales down for starting small

  • Near real-time document exchange speeds the pace of business,with no limits on document size
  • Establish unlimited connections for your trading partners, unlimited communities of users for organizational and management purposes, and unlimited system admin users with role-based access rights
  • Speed transactions and leverage failover with active/active clustering, high availability and real-time load balancing

Core Functionality

With an emphasis on usability, ease of management, and optimizing efficiency to reduce cost and time to revenue, Axway Interchange is especially well suited for B2B communities requiring enriched standards such as EDIINT (AS1, AS2 and AS3), OFTP, ebXML, Web Services and RosettaNet.

Dynamic Routing Engine

Dynamically route communications based on content, context, and user roles

  • Content-based routing offers user-friendly configuration and complete audit trails of transactions that leverage document header content
  • Routing based on partner profile preferences and document header enables flexible management and easy configuration of B2B processes
  • Direct communication with applications via multiple native integration protocols or Axway Transfer CFT enables flexible and rapid integrationƒ
  • Seamless integration with existing ESB leverages infrastructure investments
  • Upgrade to Axway B2Bi to add content-based routing on full document, data mapping from any to any format, application adapters, as well as more advanced enterprise integration capabilities

User & Role Management

Support both internal and external functions throughout your trading community

  • Define users and apply roles to grant users access to specific features and functions ƒ
  • Apply filters to roles so that users can only see the data that is appropriate for them ƒ
  • Use the Axway single sign-on API to support external user stores

Flexible Partner Management

  • Partner management streamlines how you (the hub) on-board, maintain and interact with members of your B2B community (the spokes) for business processes and associated interaction patterns
  • A web-based partner management wizard allows you to quickly define, test and deploy new partners and transactions

Community Management

  • Axway Community Management complements Axway B2Bi with cloud-based community management features that enable you to on-board partners quickly and manage campaigns across your entire member directory
  • Provisioning services automate the deployment and configuration of endpoints

Partner Self-Registration

Speed the on-boarding process with built-in self-registration workflow

  • Guide potential trading partners through marketing campaigns to a self-registration web site
  • Enable your administrator to accept and enable partner applications on an individual basis

Message Tracking

Enable configurable message tracking with easy-to-use style sheet views

  • Create and save commonly used searches
  • Search and refine standard message data as well as custom metadata
  • Troubleshoot and resubmit failed messagesƒ
  • Combine message tracking with user roles and filters to limit message tracking by partner or department

Statistics Monitoring

  • Use real-time statistics monitoring based on Java Management eXtension (JMX)

Axway Secure Relay for DMZ security

Axway Secure Relay protects data in motion by preventing storage of sensitive information in the DMZ. With Secure Relay, you can deploy Interchange behind your internal firewall in a protected network, securing TCP/IP connections coming from the Internet to Interchange, and vice versa. Secure Relay authenticates senders in the DMZ before it reaches your firewall, increasing data protection. You can deploy multiple Secure Relay gateways in the DMZ for load balancing and performance optimization.ƒ

  • Multi-protocol support (SMTP, FTP/S, SFTP, HTTP/S, AS1, AS2, AS3, ebMS, RNIF) ƒ
  • Active/active cluster architecture support ƒ
  • Easy integration with existing security infrastructures and firewall policies

Axway Secure Client Endpoints for FTP/S, HTTP/S, SSH

Designed to operate with an RFC-compliant server, Axway Secure Client is a standalone FTP/S, HTTP/S, and SSH client that enables users to transfer any size file with full security and reliability, either manually or using scheduled, automated batch transfers and application scripts

Axway Activator Endpoints for EDIINT

Supporting AS1, AS2 and AS3 protocols, Axway Activator is a B2B endpoint that enables enterprises to quickly move B2B transactions — including EDI — to the Internet.

Axway WebTrader Endpoints for Zero-footprint Web Client

Use optional Axway WebTrader endpoints and/or a zero- footprint, directory-based interface to exchange files over HTTP with less technically sophisticated partners.

  • No manual installation required; software components are deployed and updated automatically. ƒ
  • Immediately begin exchanging files with any trading partner who has Internet access and a web browser.

Axway Transfer CFT for Managed File Transfer


  • Platforms (32 and 64-bit support) / IBM: AIX 5.2, 5.3, 6.1
  • Platforms / HP-UX: 11i v2 (PA-RISC), 11i v3 (IA-64/Itanium)
  • Platforms / Linux: Red Hat Enterprise 3, 4, 5, SUSE 9, 10, 11
  • Platforms / Solaris: 9, 10 (SPARC), 10 (x86)
  • Platforms: Windows: XP, Vista Business, Vista Enterprise, Windows 7, Windows Server 2000 SP3+, 2003, 2008, 2008 R2
  • Databases / IBM: DB2 9.5, 9.7
  • Databases / Microsoft: SQL Server 2000 SP3, 2005, 2008, MySQL 5
  • Databases / Oracle: 9i, 10g, 11g (11.1, 11.2, RAC 11.2)
  • Security Models: RSA, VeriSign, Entrust, Baltimore certificates, Self-signed certificates, Lifecycle management
  • Security Algorithms / Encryption: RC2, RC4, DES, 3DES, AES
  • Security Algorithms / Signature: MD5, SHAI, SHA-256
  • Security Algorithms / Transport: SSL 2.0, 3.0, TLS 1.0, SSH 2.0 (client authenticated)
  • PGP for FTP and SFTP
  • Networks: TCP/IP, X400, ISDN