IBM United States
Software Announcement 202-093
April 9, 2002

IBM WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V4.1 Delivers the Most Complete Portal Solution

 ENUS202-093.PDF (45KB)

(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:

  • WebSphere Portal Enable
  • WebSphere Portal Extend
  • WebSphere Portal Experience

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

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:

Enable

Your e-business can build highly scalable portals to help simplify and speed up user access to personalized information and applications.

Extend

You can access, organize, and share information and applications with other portal users.

Experience

This complete IBM solution for developing, deploying, and maintaining enterprise portals is a first-class experience for employees, business partners, and customers.

Key Prerequisites

  • Windows NT® or Windows® 2000
  • AIX® V4.3 or 5.1
  • Solaris 7 or Solaris 8
  • Linux/Intel® Redhat 7.1 or SuSE 7.1

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

  • May 31, 2002 — Passport Electronic Download (English)
  • June 26, 2002 — Media Pack on CD-ROM (English)
  • June 28, 2002 — Passport Electronic Download (Multilingual)
  • July 25, 2002 — Media Pack on CD-ROM (Multilingual)

Description

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:

  • Increased employee productivity via collaboration and single-point access to applications and information
  • Improved customer and business loyalty with personalized and dynamic portal access
  • Reduced costs for building and maintaining first-class portals

The WebSphere for Multiplatforms V4.1 consists of three products:

  • WebSphere Portal Enable
  • WebSphere Portal Extend
  • WebSphere Portal Experience

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.

  • Connectivity services give you access to enterprise data, newsfeeds, or other external networks such as your trading partner's applications.
  • Presentation services let you customize your computing desktop to match your own work patterns and needs. You can also configure your portal to aggregate content onto different device types such as laptops and mobile phones. The active flow and display of information a user views is controlled by portlets running within WebSphere Portal.

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:

  • Parallel, distributed, heterogeneous searching capability. Searches may include Lotus Notes® databases, legacy data stores, Web search sites, Microsoft Index Server, Site Server, and Exchange 2000.
  • Individual and shared team workspaces with built-in collaborative capabilities that allow administrators or end users to manage membership, customize their workplace, effectively manage projects, ideas, content, and tasks which can then be organized and communicated around any project or ad-hoc initiative.
  • Collaborative software components for easily integrating collaborative functionality in any portal or portlet.
  • Analyses of Web content integrity and site performance, and usage statistics.

Portal Extend includes collaboration technology to provide customizable work environments for individuals, teams, or communities. You can:

  • Create discussion areas and collaborate on documents stored in documents libraries
  • Set up group calendars, assign tasks, and communicate through instant messaging
  • Use the Portlet API to build collaborative work environments for decisionmaking based on shared knowledge and access to dynamic information.

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:

  • Data storage for a broad spectrum of digital information, including facsimiles, images, PC files, XML, and multimedia, among others. Content Manager also has folder management and document workflow. Included is the content infrastructure for applications such as call centers, high-volume claims processing, and accounts payable.
  • Sample Java™ applications as well as advanced application development tools help develop data management solutions for Content Manager functions.
  • SecureWay® policy management tools for e-business and distributed applications.
  • Advanced collaboration: eMeetings, application sharing, and whiteboarding for effective online collaboration as well as the ability to take team rooms offline

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:

  • Features for vision-impaired users:
    • Supports interfaces commonly used by screen readers (Windows only)
    • Can be operated using only the keyboard
    • Allows the user to request more time to complete timed responses
    • Supports customization of display attributes such as color, contrast, and font size
    • Communicates all information independently of color
    • Supports interfaces commonly used by screen magnifiers (Windows only)
    • Supports the attachment of alternative output devices
    • Provides documentation in an accessible format
  • Features for users with mobility impairments or limited hand use:
    • Can be operated using only the keyboard
    • Allows the user to request more time to complete timed responses
    • Supports the attachment of alternative input and output devices
  • Features for the deaf and hard of hearing users:
    • Supports alternatives to audio information
    • Supports adjustable volume control
  • For cognitively impaired users, the user can request more time to complete the activity.
  • Does not flash the screen at rates that could induce epileptic seizures.

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 eServer iSeries, IBM eServer zSeries, and z/OS™ starting in the second half of 2002.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

Reference Information

Refer to Software Withdrawal 902-088 , dated April 9, 2002, for detailed information on the withdrawal of WebSphere Portal Family V2.1.

Trademarks

 
z/OS is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, AIX, DB2 Universal Database, and SecureWay are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
Lotus Notes and Lotus are registered trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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.

Education Support

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.

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

No printed publications are shipped with these programs. Product documentation is included with the program software and may be printed by the customer.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V4.1 requires one of the following:

  • IBM-compatible PC with Windows NT®, Windows 2000, Redhat, or SuSE
  • RS/6000® with AIX® V4.3 or AIX 5.1
  • Sun processor with Solaris 7 or Solaris 8

Software Requirements

One of the following:

  • Windows NT or Windows® 2000
  • Linux Intel® — Redhat or SuSE with 7.1 kernel
  • AIX V4.3 or V5.1
  • Solaris V7 or V8

Planning Information

Packaging: The WebSphere Portal for Multiplatforms V4.1 is available to Passport Advantage customers via electronic download from the Passport Web site, or as a CD-ROM media package.

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:

  • Portal Server
  • WebSphere Personalization V4.01 (including the Recommendation Engine powered by LikeMinds)
  • WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition, V4.0 plus Fixpack 2
  • WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Single Server Edition V4.0 plus Fixpack 2
  • IBM HTTP Server V1.3.19.1
  • SecureWay® Directory V3.2.2
  • DB2 Universal Database® V7.2 + Fixpack 5
  • WebSphere Studio Application Developer V4.0.3
  • Web Content Publisher
  • Lotus Domino™ Application Server R5.0.8 (Domino included to support capability in the Web content publisher component only and not licensed for stand-alone use)
  • Lotus Workflow R3.0A (Lotus Workflow included to support capability in the Web content publisher component only and not licensed for stand-alone use)
  • Portal Toolkit

WebSphere Portal Extend includes:

  • All products in Portal Enable
  • Lotus Workplaces
  • Lotus Collaborative components
  • Lotus Extended Search R3.7
  • Lotus Sametime® R2.5 (Sametime is included in Extend to support capability in the Lotus Collaborative Places and Lotus Collaborative Components only. In Extend, it has limited functionality and is not licensed for stand-alone use.)
  • Lotus QuickPlace R2.08 (QuickPlace is included in Extend to support capability in the Lotus Collaborative Places and Lotus Collaborative Components only. In Extend, it has limited functionality and is not licensed for stand-alone use.)
  • WebSphere Site Analyzer V4.1

WebSphere Portal Experience includes:

  • All products in Portal Extend
  • Lotus Sametime R2.5 (Including a full product license. Refer to the License Information that accompanies this product for details.)
  • Lotus QuickPlace R2.0.8 (Including a full product license. Refer to the License Information that accompanies this product for details.)
  • IBM Content Manager V7.1
  • IBM Enterprise Information Portal Client Kit V7.1.2
  • Tivoli® Access Manager for e-business V3.9

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.

Ordering Information

WebSphere Portal for Multiplatform V4.1 is priced as follows:

  • Enable and Extend — per processor
  • Experience — per processor or for up to four processors in a multiprocessor configuration

Passport Advantage

                                                       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:

  • WebSphere Portal Enable V2.1 customers are entitled to WebSphere Portal Enable V4.1 media packs.
  • WebSphere Portal Extend V2.1 customers are entitled to WebSphere Portal Extend V4.1 media packs.
  • WebSphere Portal Experience V2.1 customers are entitled to WebSphere Portal Experience V4.1 media packs.

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.

License Information Form Number: License information is provided with the electronic media.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services: Available until December 31, 2003

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.

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: No

Volume Orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes and through the Passport Advantage Web site at:

Software Maintenance Applies: Yes

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:

  • Routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions.
  • Code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center.

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:

  • The design and development of applications
  • Your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment
  • Failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement

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:

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

Entitled Upgrade for Current AIX/UNIX Upgrade Protection Licensees: No

IBM eServer™ iSeries Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Educational Allowance Available: Not applicable

Prices

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 Portal Enable and Portal Extend — Per processor
  • For Portal Experience — One license per processor or for up to four processors in one multiprocessor configuration

Passport Advantage

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).

Order Now

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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.

Trademarks

 
IBM eServer is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
WebSphere, AIX, RS/6000, SecureWay, and DB2 Universal Database are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows NT and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Tivoli is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation or Tivoli Systems Inc. in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
Lotus and Sametime are registered trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.