AS2 Protocol refers to security protocols used for sending secure data via the Internet. This type of file transport is encrypted and is supported by EDI. The use of AS2 Protocol eliminates the need for a Value Added Network (VAN), as well as its associated costs. This type of connectivity is achieved as permissions are granted through Interstate Cold Storage firewalls, allowing for direct connections to and from our system and the customer.
The long term benefit is using AS2 is the reduction or elimination of traditional communication costs associated with VAN’s. AS2 also grants much quicker turnaround for business transactions, as compared to traditional EDI data that’s batched processed and then transmitted as groups throughout the day.