SOURCE: nuBridges

April 16, 2007 10:35 ET

nuBridges CSOS Becomes the Only Certified Solution to Support Both DEA Recommended Encryption Standards for Controlled Substance Ordering

nuBridges CSOS Allows Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Wholesalers and Distributors to Process Secure Electronic Controlled Substance Orders With All Trading Partners, Regardless of the Cryptographic Standard Used

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- nuBridges, Inc., an eBusiness software and services provider for thousands of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, utilities and financial services firms worldwide, announced today the availability of nuBridges Controlled Substance Ordering System (CSOS) version 4.3 with support for both PKCS #7 and S/MIME encryption technology. nuBridges CSOS is the only CSOS certified solution to support both Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) encryption standards for the secure electronic transaction of controlled substances between manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies.

"CSOS solutions have been widely adopted by pharmaceutical distributors and pharmacies," said Tiyash Bandyopadhyay, director of eBusiness Solutions for nuBridges. "These solutions either use PKCS #7 or S/MIME encryption to comply with the DEA security mandate. By supporting both encryption standards, we're making it easy for pharmaceutical manufacturers to adopt a CSOS solution that allows them to electronically communicate with all of their trading partners regardless of encryption standards."

nuBridges CSOS integrates with existing order processing and EDI environments to fulfill the security, workflow, auditing and reporting requirements that pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies need to electronically process controlled substance transactions. Certified by The Drummond Group®, nuBridges CSOS creates an electronic equivalent of the DEA paper Form 222 (e222), supports digital signatures and provides a seamless, secure and reliable foundation for managing transactions between buyers, suppliers and the DEA. nuBridges CSOS expedites the ordering process and improves customer service by replacing cumbersome manual processing with real-time electronic processing, resulting in cost reduction from $30 per transaction to as little as $4 per transaction.

About nuBridges, Inc.

nuBridges, Inc. provides eBusiness software and services for thousands of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, utilities, and financial services firms worldwide. From secure connectivity to complete online collaboration, nuBridges is the practical path to eBusiness for trading partners of all sizes and technical levels. For more information on nuBridges, visit

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