IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-093
April 9, 2002
IBM WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V4.1 Delivers the Most Complete Portal Solution
(Corrected on June 27, 2002) Paragraph added in the Key
Prerequisites section. Bulleted information updated in the three lists
following the second paragraph of the Packaging section.
At a Glance
With WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V4.1, you have enhanced access to Web-based information and applications. It builds on the core services of WebSphere Portal Family V2.1, updates the software contained in Portal for Multiplatforms, and extends the reach of available portlets.
WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V4.1 provides a single point of access to the applications, content, processes, and people in your network. You can build highly scalable portals through a wide variety of portlets, using development tools with a rich set of APIs that simplify and personalize your user's portal experience.
WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V4.1 consists of three products:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
WebSphere® Portal for Multiplatforms V4.1 provides a single point of personalized interaction with applications, people, processes, and content for the user. It brings together best-of-breed products and the depth of resources that IBM has to offer. It provides a flexible, open, and extensible framework to build business-to-business, business-to-customer, and business-to-employee portals to meet the needs of all enterprises from small and medium businesses all the way to the largest enterprises that demand the most scalable and secure infrastructure.
The WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V4.1 continues the unified portal strategy for IBM. WebSphere Portal Family V2 is replaced by WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V4.
WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V4.1 addresses unique e-business portal requirements with the following offerings:
Your e-business can build highly scalable portals to help simplify and speed up user access to personalized information and applications.
You can access, organize, and share information and applications with other portal users.
This complete IBM solution for developing, deploying, and maintaining enterprise portals is a first-class experience for employees, business partners, and customers.
It is recommended that this product be used with a browser that supports "iframes" such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, or later, or Netscape Navigator 6.1, or later.
Refer to the Reference Information section for more information.
Planned Availability Dates
WebSphere Portal provides a single point of access to the applications, content, processes, and people in your network from diverse sources and systems. Accessible from a wide variety of devices, WebSphere Portal allows e-business to build highly scalable portals using a wide variety of portlets, development tools, and a rich set of APIs that simplify and personalize your user's access.
WebSphere Portal provides a comprehensive portal offering which utilizes some of the best technology that IBM has to offer.
Customers choosing WebSphere Portal may realize the following benefits:
The WebSphere for Multiplatforms V4.1 consists of three products:
WebSphere Portal offerings are packaged so that a single part number delivers products installable on all supported platforms. The National Language Versions of these products contain all translated languages. Both the platform and language used are specified during product installation. Each geography supports a subset of the languages provided.
WebSphere Portal Enable: WebSphere Portal Enable lets you quickly build highly scalable portals that help simplify and speed a user's access to personalized information and applications. The Portal framework provides common services, including connectivity, integration, administration, and presentation, that are required across portal environments.
WebSphere Portal Enable provides a great many portlets for functions like e-mail, calendars, collaboration, and syndicated news. In keeping with its commitment to open standards, IBM provides a portlet API so you easily extend portlet function. The variety of available portlets is expected to grow.
Portal Enable helps you improve productivity by including access to enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and supply chain management (SCM) enterprise applications.
User logons to WebSphere Portal pass through an authentication layer that provides portal access control. If the logon is authenticated, a "single sign-on" component stores user information for later use by other programs that require authentication, and user information is stored in a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory.
Portal Enable customization functions allow users to select which applications they view and how they wish to view them. You can build a Web site that delivers customized Web content geared to the specific needs and interests of each site visitor. By invoking robust business rules or by using collaborative filtering technology, you can dynamically tailor content displayed by individual portlets to different users and groups. For a rules-based personalization solution, you can define a set of business rules that determine which Web content is displayed for a particular user.
WebSphere Portal Extend: Portal Extend builds on the portal framework in Portal Enable to provide you with additional tools to access, organize, and share information. It also has analytical and collaborative components. Portal Extend highlights are:
Portal Extend includes collaboration technology to provide customizable work environments for individuals, teams, or communities. You can:
Portal Extend also offers extended search functionality. To solve problems quickly, users often need to make ad-hoc queries to gather new information. Portal Extend provides extended search capabilities across relational databases such as DB2 Universal Database® (UDB) and Oracle, Lotus Notes and Lotus® Domino databases, Web search engines, and text or HTML documents. You can make parallel searches across data sources and combine results into consolidated lists of matching documents, which avoids serial searches and saves time.
Portal Extend allows you to understand how users access your portal so you can act on that knowledge to help stay competitive and anticipate customer demand. Portal Extend includes robust Web analysis technology to help you obtain and leverage critical knowledge to optimize you portal. You can capture, store, measure, report, and chart Web site visitor trends and preferences to get a detailed view of events in order to make informed decisions about Web initiatives from content design appeal to marketing advertisement effectiveness.
WebSphere Portal Experience: Portal Experience has all the tools and capabilities contained in Enable and Extend, as well as additional tools and functionality including advanced collaboration, advanced content management, and security policy management.
With Portal Experience you can develop, deploy, and maintain enterprise portals that provide a first-class experience for employees, trading partners, and customers. Highlights include:
With Portal Experience, you can build a common e-business infrastructure that meets your unique requirements for enterprise content management, collaboration, and security.
Portal Experience extends the power of collaboration with the ability that allows users to create a secure Web workspace instantly, where other users can share ideas and documents. When the project is over, you have the ability to capture the applied structure and knowledge in the workspace as a reusable asset that can be shared throughout your organization. You can take advantage of eMeeting and shared-object capabilities by using application sharing or whiteboard sessions.
With the content management capability, you can store, index, and distribute digital content quickly and easily. An enterprise-scalable repository allows you to work with virtually any type of digital content, including HTML and XML, document images, electronic office documents, and rich media like digital audio and video.
Visitors to your Web site can access a wide variety of dynamic
information from your enterprise, helping to improve productivity.
Portal Experience takes security to the next level by including a robust
and secure policy management tool that supports e-business and
distributed applications. The secure policy management tool addresses
the challenges of escalating security costs, growing complexity, and
cross-platform security policies. It is designed to unite core security
technologies against common complexity and to lower the total
administration costs of secure computing. You can protect Web resources
including Internet addresses (URLs), scripts, and data that can be
accessed by traditional Web browsers.
Accessibility by People with Disabilities
These products have the following accessibility characteristics:
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V4 is capable on delivery, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. Section 794d, as implemented by 36 C.F.R. Part 1194, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.
Statement of Direction
It is currently the intention of IBM to support delivery of WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms for IBM iSeries, IBM zSeries, and z/OS starting in the second half of 2002.
Refer to Software Withdrawal 902-088 , dated April 9, 2002, for detailed information on the withdrawal of WebSphere Portal Family V2.1.
Consulting and Services Support
Consulting and services are available for the components of the WebSphere® Portal for Multiplatforms V4.1 products. These services are available through IBM Global Services, IBM Software Services for WebSphere, IBM Software Services for Lotus®, and the Pervasive Solution Center. For information regarding worldwide availability of our Consulting and Services offerings, refer to the following Web sites:
You may also contact your WebSphere or Lotus sales representative for additional information.
Visit the following Web site for additional information on education support for WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V4.1:
The appropriate curriculum will include the enhancements described in this announcement.
Refer to the IBM Learning Services Home Page for available courses:
Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V4.1 requires one of the following:
One of the following:
This program, when downloaded from the Web site or loaded from the CD-ROM media package, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information (LI) which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.
WebSphere Portal Enable includes:
WebSphere Portal Extend includes:
WebSphere Portal Experience includes:
Security, Auditability, and Control
This product uses the security and auditability features of the underlying operating system.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
WebSphere Portal for Multiplatform V4.1 is priced as follows:
Part Program Name Number WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V4.1 Enable -- Media Pack -- English BK01ENA Enable -- Media Pack -- NLV BK01FML Extend -- Media Pack -- English BK01BNA Extend -- Media Pack -- NLV BK01CML Experience -- Media Pack -- English BK01DNA Experience -- Media Pack -- NLV BK01AML WebSphere Portal Enable Multiplatforms Processor LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV D50TTLL LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV D50TULL SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV E006ZLL SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV D50TVLL Part Program Name Number WebSphere Portal Extend Multiplatforms Processor LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV D50TNLL LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV D50TPLL SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV E006YLL SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV D50TQLL WebSphere Portal Exper Multiplatforms Processor LIC/SW MAINT 1 ANNIV D50TWLL LIC/SW MAINT 2 ANNIV D50TXLL SW MAINT RNWL 1 ANNIV E0070LL SW MAINT AFT LIC 1 ANNIV D50TYLL WebSphere Portal Extend Multiplatforms Trade-up From Portal Enable Multiplatforms or D50TRLL Workstation Server
Passport Advantage Customer Media Pack Entitlement Information
Customers with an active Maintenance for WebSphere Portal Family V2.1 are entitled to receive the WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V4.1 media packs at no additional charge as follows:
Entitled Maintenance Part Offerings Number Portal Enable MAINT D50TTLL/D50TULL/ E006ZLL/D50TVLL Portal Extend MAINT D50TNLL/D50TPLL/ E006YLL/D50TQLL Portal Experience MAINT D50TWLL/D50TXLL/ E0070LL/D50TYLL
Media Pack From V2.1 To V4.1 Description Part Number Part Number Portal Enable 45P7312/45P7316 BK01ENA/BK01FML Portal Extend 45P7301/45P7300 BK01BNA/BK01CML Portal 45P7306/45P7309 BK01DNA/BK01AML Experience
Terms and Conditions
Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.
This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.
Money-Back Guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date, to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it, for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Subscription and Technical Support, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this letter is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances customer productivity by providing voice and/or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.
IBM includes Software Maintenance with each program acquired during the coverage period. The coverage period is the period commencing on the date you acquire the program up to the first or second anniversary date, depending on whether you acquired coverage for one or two anniversaries. The coverage period for Software Maintenance acquired in the two months preceding an anniversary date will be extended to the next applicable anniversary date.
While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your:
This assistance is not available to your end users. IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Consult your IBM Software Support Guide for details:
Software Maintenance does not include assistance for:
For more information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, refer to the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Software Announcement 201-202 , dated July 10, 2001, or visit the Passport Advantage Web site at:
The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
This product is available from Passport Advantage only.
WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V4.1 is priced as follows:
For Passport Advantage and charges, contact your authorized IBM Lotus Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage Web site:
Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit:
Use the "Select a Country" menu to find a contact in your location (or country).
Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: email@example.com Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. YE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690
You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.