IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-167
June 24, 2003

IBM WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager V5 Can Enable Enterprises to Extend Existing Applications to Mobile Users Over Multiple Networks; WECM Starter Edition Updated

 ENUS203-167.PDF (49KB)


At a Glance

WebSphere® Everyplace™ Connection Manager (WECM) V5 offers:

  • Wireless network data optimization via improved data communication efficiencies for a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • High level of security with AES, DES, 3DES, RC5, SSL, WTLS, and FIPS 140-2 certification
  • Seamless cross network roaming and session stability
  • Network intelligence that senses, selects, and prioritizes network connections
  • High reliability and scalability by supporting gateway clustering, distribution across multiple sites, and High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing (HACMP)
  • Clientless connection to allow Web browser access to information behind the firewall
  • Thin client access options
  • Server integration with existing AAA via Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) support, and directory via Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and ODBC databases
  • Two-way messaging for WAP, SMS, packet radio, and paging networks

WECM Starter Edition V5 replaces WECM Starter Edition V4.2.

Overview

WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager (WECM) V5 allows enterprises to efficiently extend existing applications to mobile workers over many different wireless and wireline networks. It allows users with different application needs (based on transmission costs, coverage, or devices) to select the wireless network that is best for their specific situation. WECM V5 can be used by service providers to provide highly encrypted, optimized solutions to their enterprise customers.

WECM V5 is a distributed, scalable, multipurpose communications platform designed to optimize bandwidth, help reduce costs, and help ensure security. It creates a mobile VPN that encrypts data over vulnerable wireless LAN and wireless WAN connections. It integrates an exhaustive list of standard Internet Protocols (IP) and non-IP wireless bearer networks, server hardware, device operating systems, and mobile security protocols.

WECM V5 supports the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), including WAP Wireless Session Protocol (WSP). When configured as a WAP gateway, WECM V5 can provide connectivity for multivendor WAP V1.1 and V1.2 client services. As a WAP push proxy gateway, it allows external applications to push various content down to WAP devices.

Refer to the Description section for more information about the features, functions, and benefits of WECM V5.

WECM V5 Without WAP: For customers who do not need WAP functions, WECM V5 without WAP is available for a lower price.

WECM V5 Updates WECM Starter Edition: WECM Starter Edition V5 provides the same functionality as WECM V5 with WAP but licensing is limited to a maximum of 50 users. Terms and pricing are designed for customers who want to start with a smaller initial investment, then expand at a later time. Conversion to the full entitlement licensing of WECM V5 or WECM without WAP is available for a 25% discount.

For more information, contact your Pervasive Computing Division representative or visit our Web site at:

Key Prerequisites

WECM V5 operates in selected AIX®, Solaris, and Linux environments.

Refer to the Technical Information section for detailed requirement information.

Planned Availability Dates

  • June 27, 2003: Electronic Download (English)
  • July 25, 2003: Media Pack on CD-ROM (English)
  • July 25, 2003: Electronic Download (Multilingual)
  • August 22, 2003: Media Pack on CD-ROM (Multilingual)

Description

WECM V5.0 offers a communications platform for compression, security, and persistence to drive higher wireless data throughput and lower costs. The platform supports highly encrypted access over a wide range of wireless and wireline networks.

WECM V5 provides a standard TCP/IP communications interface to a variety of wireless, dial-up, and LANs with data optimization and security. The components that make up WECM are designed to run on multivendor hardware and operating system platforms. WECM has three major components: Connection Manager, the Distributed Administration, and the Mobility Client.

Connection Manager

Connection Manager supports a comprehensive spectrum of communication protocols for both IP and non-IP networks. Flexible connections are created by configuring multiple Mobile Network Connections (MNC) for many combinations of public or private physical networks. Each MNC can be tuned for optimal performance, compensating for latency, link speed, and other characteristics that vary across different communications technologies.

Mobile Network Interfaces (MNI) and IP Addressing

MNI is implemented to allow the operating system IP layer to communicate with all supported wireless, dial, or wireline networks. The platform controls one or more IP subnets of users whose traffic is routed through the appropriate MNI. In order to help reduce and control data traffic, each MNI can be customized with packet filtering or packet mapping. The built-in Network Address Translation feature helps manage scarce corporate IP addresses.

HTTP/HTTPS Access Service

For mobile devices with an SSL-capable browser, connectivity for both unsecured HTTP and authenticated HTTP over SSL (HTTPS) is supported. Lightweight Third Party Authentication (LTPA) token support enables single sign on through Web servers or portals.

Mobile Access Services

An encrypted tunnel helps secure wireless connections between the Connection Manager and the Mobility Client, which work in conjunction to help offer enhanced functionality, improved performance, and a high level of security.

Applications are supported by using industry-standard socket programming interfaces provided by the operating system. This helps reduce the need for developers to learn special programming interfaces or proprietary tools and protocols.

Cluster Support

Gateway clustering helps enable a highly scalable architecture and distributes the load geographically across multiple sites to help adapt to the mobile needs of the customer. Support for HACMP helps obtain high reliability.

Security

Multiple levels of authentication and encryption are provided to help assure the identity of the mobile user, prevent unauthorized access, and protect data privacy. In addition to the mobile VPN option, SSL, Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS), and PPP protocols are incorporated. WECM V5 is certified for FIPS 140-2, 197, 46-3, 186-2, and 180-1 standards.

A symmetric encryption key encodes or decodes data with varying key lengths, the strongest being the 256-bit (AES). Customers can choose from DES, Triple DES, RC5, AES, and other algorithms.

Connection Manager validates users against corporate LDAP directory servers and RADIUS-compliant authentication servers.

WECM V5.0 has been enhanced for two-factor authentication by tying user credentials with hardware identifiers, such as hardware serial number, modem network address, or call line identifier. Connection Manager can also verify valid X.509 client certificates, comparing the information in the certificate against a trusted certificate authority.

Data Optimization

Connection Manager and the Mobility Client work in tandem to help reduce data transmission costs over wireless networks by utilizing advanced data compression, byte reduction, and minimization of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) retransmissions. This helps reduce data loads, increase effective bandwidth, and can lower reconnection fees.

Messaging Services

Messaging services support several types of messaging modes, including SMS, e-mail using SMTP, unconfirmed WAP push, message delivery over proprietary networks such as Mobitex or Motien, and Simple Network Paging Protocol (SNPP). The Wireless Communication Transfer Protocol (WCTP) has been added to enable delivery of wireless messages to appropriate receiving devices.

The WECM Messaging Services and Push Toolkit and the API for WAP V1.2. services are available to create push applications by specifying the address type. The Messaging Services are tightly integrated with WebSphere Everyplace Access Intelligent Notification Services (INS), adding another rich layer of functionality.

WAP

Connection Manager can be configured as a WAP proxy to provide connectivity for multivendor WAP V1.1 and WAP V1.2 client services. It fully supports the WAP WSP which links the microbrowser with cellular phones and PDAs.

WECM V5 functions as a WAP Push Proxy Gateway allowing external applications to push various content down to WAP devices. WTLS helps secure the connection to the WAP client, and SSL is used to establish a highly encrypted connection to the back-end Web servers.

WECM V5 without WAP Gateway

For customers who do not need the WAP functionality, WECM V5 without WAP is available. It provides all of the other components and capabilities of WECM V5 but at a lower price.

Distributed Administration

Administration of single or multiple Connection Managers is simplified with a Java™ remote console, called the Gatekeeper, and optional user administration portlets using the WebSphere Portal Server or WebSphere Everyplace Access. Multiple levels of administration delegation may be defined, each with the desired access or change permissions. This flexibility lets you create central or distributed administrators to match the IT needs of your organization. All administration and configuration data resides in a common LDAP directory.

Remote Gatekeeper administration communicates in a secure manner to the Connection Manager via XML over SSL connections.

Seamless Cross-network Roaming

Mobile users can maintain session persistence when a mobile device changes network connections. This dynamic roaming feature supports a wide variety of network communication protocols and can enable access across physical networks without breaking the application's end-to-end TCP sessions. This helps provide mobile users with uninterrupted connectivity to critical applications.

Clientless Connection

The WECM V5 gateway HTTP/HTTPS capability supports an encrypted SSL connection from a user device to the WECM gateway. For example, an HTML browser may be used to make an encrypted SSL connection without requiring any additional application software on the mobile or remote device.

Mobility Client

The Mobility Client, formerly referred to as the Wireless Client, runs locally on mobile devices. With an authenticated network connection to the Connection Manager, you can assign a client intranet or Internet IP address. IP applications can run on a wireless network using the standard TCP/IP provided by the operating system on the mobile device.

Standard IP routings are supported, even over non-IP wireless bearer networks. This helps provide unbroken, end-to-end TCP sessions between mobile devices and application servers.

The Mobility Client is supported on multiple platforms and environments, including:

  • Palm OS 3.5.x and 4.x
  • Microsoft™ Windows® 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows ME
  • Linux desktop using Red Hat 7.3 or 8.0, SuSE 7.3, 8.0, or 8.1, or UnitedLinux 1.0

Mobility Client includes a toolkit and APIs to create network-aware applications. One type of application, for example, selects the exact type of data to transmit based on the type of connectivity, costs, and bandwidth. Another application can monitor Wi-Fi signal strength, decide to start a General Packet Radio Switching (GPRS) connection and roam to GPRS before Wi-Fi connectivity is lost.

Support for Standard PPP Clients

WECM V5 supports a broad category of devices that can establish a PPP connection to the gateway as the Network Access Server. For this PPP client support, wireless client software is not required on the mobile device. With PPP connections, performance optimization is much less and security functionality is restricted to authentication (no encryption). With PPP connections, you will not receive the benefits of the mobility client such as data optimization.

WECM V5 Updates WECM Starter Edition

WECM Starter Edition provides the same functionality as the full entitlement WECM V5, including WAP, but licensing is limited to a maximum of 50 users. The Starter Edition is designed for customers who want to start using WECM on a small scale and at a lower price.

When you are ready to expand your WECM environment, you may convert your license to the full entitlement version of WECM V5 or WECM V5 without WAP for a 25% discount off your normal Passport Advantage® price. You may not have to reinstall software.

WECM Starter Edition V5 replaces WECM Starter Edition V4.2, according to terms of the Passport Advantage Agreement. For more information about WECM Starter Edition, refer to Software Announcement 203-116 , dated April 29, 2003.

Product Positioning

WECM V5 extends the IBM Application Framework for e-business and allows customers to extend their existing applications to the mobile portion of their workforce, over multiple wireless networks, across multiple devices and platforms, and in a highly secure, optimized manner. This can help enterprise customers, suppliers, and employees conduct business cost effectively, virtually anywhere, anytime.

For customers who do not require the WAP protocol, IBM offers WECM V5 without the WAP function for a lower cost.

WECM V5 can be used together with other products in the WebSphere Everyplace family to enable highly secure wireless access and e-business.

WECM V5 replaces WECM V4.2, according to the terms of your Passport Advantage Agreement. Customers who are still using Everyplace Wireless Gateway, the predecessor of WECM V4.2, should contact their IBM Pervasive computing representative to discuss a transition to WECM V5.

WECM Starter Edition

The program code in WECM Starter Edition V4.2 is replaced by WECM V5, creating WECM Starter Edition V5. Although the functions of the WECM V5 and WECM Starter Edition V5 are the same, the WECM Starter Edition V5 has unique terms, and licensing is limited to a maximum of 50 users. Customers who purchased WECM Starter Edition V4.2 are entitled to receive WECM Starter Edition V5 for no additional charge, according to the terms of their Passport Advantage Agreement.

When customers who purchase WECM Starter Edition are ready to expand their WECM environment beyond the 50-user limitation of WECM Starter Edition, they may convert to the full entitlement licensing of WECM V5 or WECM V5 without WAP for a discounted price. If they select WECM V5 with WAP, they do not have to reinstall the program software.

For additional information or assistance, contact an IBM Pervasive Computing Division representative.

Reference Information

More information about WECM V5 and wireless computing is available on the IBM Pervasive Computing Division Web site:

For more information about WECM Starter Edition, refer to Software Announcement 203-116 , dated April 29, 2003.

For more information about WECM V4.2, refer to Software Announcement 202-289 , dated October 15, 2002.

Trademarks

 
Everyplace is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX, WebSphere, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Benefits

  • Companies can extend their e-business IP networks and applications more efficiently and in a more secure manner to mobile devices over wireless and wireline networks.
  • Companies can support multiple networks, both wired and wireless, to make it easier for users to use the network that meets their individual needs and cost objectives.
  • Applications using industry-standard sockets programming interface are supported so developers do not need to learn special programming interfaces or proprietary tools and protocols. In effect, TCP/IP applications can run unchanged with wireless networks.
  • This comprehensive network access solution features bidirectional user and server authentication and data encryption for security.
  • Data compression and header reduction help enable faster response times and lower data volumes over the network.
  • The ability to automatically disconnect from connection-oriented dial networks during idle periods and then reconnect for new data transmissions can help lower reduce connection time, thereby lowering connection fees. A virtual connection is preserved when the physical connection is dropped accidentally or intentionally.

    High scalability and reliability is provided by supporting gateway clustering, distribution across multiple sites, and HACMP for 24 x 7 reliability to support an on-demand environment.

  • WECM provides its own Java™ user interface that enables easy setup and configuration across multiple platforms.
  • WECM is available with or without WAP so that customers may select the functionality that best suits their needs.

Offering Information

Product information is available through the Offering Information Web site:

Or through the Passport Advantage® Web site:

Publications

No printed publications are shipped with this program. All documentation is provided in softcopy form with the program code, and can be viewed or printed by the customer.

Technical Information

Hardware Requirements

The technical information for WebSphere® Everyplace™ Connection Manager (WECM) V5 also applies to WECM Starter Edition V5.

Connection Manager minimum requirements:

  • AIX® operating environment:
    • RS/6000® 7043-150 tower with 250 MHz 32-bit 604e processor
    • 128 MB RAM
    • Sufficient disk storage for logging
  • Sun Solaris operating environment:
    • Ultra 10
    • 1 GB RAM
    • Minimum 9 GB available disk space
  • Linux environment:
    • X86 platform server with minimum of 400 MHz processor
    • 256 MB RAM
    • 100 MB available disk space

Gatekeeper minimum requirements:

  • On Intel® platforms: Pentium® processor — 400 MHz, or higher
  • On RISC platforms: Processor that supports AIX — 250 MHz, or higher
  • For either platform: Minimum of 128 MB RAM and 30 MB available disk space

Mobility Client minimum requirements:

  • A mobile computer or device with sufficient resources (processor speed, hard drive, and memory) to run the operating system, manage modem communications, and run your other applications
  • A modem or interface adapter to connect to the network provider

Disk space required to install the full Mobility Client image:

  • Microsoft™ Windows 98, Windows NT®, Windows® ME, Windows 2000, and Windows XP: 1 MB to 3 MB
  • Windows CE: .5 MB to 2 MB

    The full 2 MB is required for the installation process from desktop system, but the final image on the Windows CE device is smaller.

  • Palm OS: 6 MB

Software Requirements

The technical information for WECM V5 also applies to WECM Starter Edition V5.

Connection Manager requirements:

  • One of the following operating systems
    • AIX V5.1 or V5.2

      For X.25 support, the following is also required:

      • AIXLink 1.1.3.0, or later
      • AIXLink/X.25 runtime environment
      • AIXLink/X.25 server support
      • AIXLink/X.25 NPI (network programming interface)

    • Sun Solaris V7 or V8, or Trusted Solaris 8:

      For X.25 support, X.25 StreamSuite from Gcom, Inc. is also required.

    • Linux Red Hat 7.3, Red Hat 8.0, SuSE 7.3, SuSE 8.0, SuSE 8.1, or UnitedLinux 1.0

      For X.25 support, X.25 StreamSuite from Gcom, Inc. is also required.

    For more information visit:

  • An ODBC-compliant relational database:
    • DB2® 7.2
    • Oracle 8.1.5 or 8.1.6 (requires Merant DataDirect Connect ODBC V3.6.0)
    • Oracle 8.1.7 (requires Merant DataDirect Connect ODBC V3.7.0)
  • Directory service that uses an LDAP V3 or V4 database, both server and client, such as
    • SecureWay® Directory Server V3.2.1
    • IBM Directory V4.1
    • Netscape 4.1.x
    • iPlanet Directory Server V5.x
  • HTTP Proxy Server (if using WAP proxy or HTTP access services)

Gatekeeper requirements:

You may install the Gatekeeper component on a system with one of the following operating systems with TCP/IP protocol installed:

  • AIX V5.1 or V5.2
  • Windows 98, NT, 2000, ME, XP
  • Solaris V7 or V8, or Trusted Solaris 8
  • A Linux distribution such as Red Hat Linux 7.2, Turbolinux Workstation 7.0, or SuSE Linux 7.2

Mobility Client requirements:

You may install the Mobility Client on a device or system with one of the following systems that also has TCP/IP protocol installed:

  • Windows 98
  • Windows NT V4 with Service Pack 4, or higher
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Linux Red Hat 7.3 or 8.0, SuSE 7.3, 8.0, or 8.1, or United Linux 1.0
  • Handheld PC 2000, and Windows CE Pocket PC 2002
  • Palm OS 3.5.x and 4.x client

Limitations: Refer to the Terms and Conditions section.

Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities: Customers are responsible for acquiring any system requirements or additional software products that may be needed for their specific environments. They are also responsible for implementing any security measures that are appropriate for their organization.

Conversion: Conversion from WECM Starter Edition licensing to the full entitlement license of WECM V5 (with WAP) is available for a 25% discount off of the customer's normal Passport Advantage price of WECM V5. The software does not have to be reinstalled.

Conversion from WECM Starter Edition licensing to the full entitlement license of WECM V5 without WAP is also available for a 25% discount off of the customer's normal Passport Advantage price of WECM V5 without WAP. This change does require reinstallation of the program software.

Packaging: WECM V5, with or without WAP, is available through the Passport Advantage Agreement. The program is provided on CD-ROMs in a media pack and is also available for electronic download from the Passport Advantage Web site. All of the supported languages, including English, are in the same code image. The language is selected at the time of installation and configuration.

WECM Starter Edition V5 is also available via Passport Advantage. It contains the same code image as WECM V5 with WAP. WECM Starter Edition licensing is limited to a maximum of 50 users.

Ordering Information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

                                  Part
Description                       Number
 
WECM V5 (with WAP)                BK03TML
WECM V5 without WAP               BK03SML
WECM Starter Edition V5           BK03RML

Product Category: WSEVPCNM

  • The charge structure for WECM V5, with or without WAP, is based on a per processor one-time charge (OTC).
    • WECM V5 — includes all functions and components, including WAP
    • WECM V5 without WAP — provides all functions and components except WAP

    Customers who choose WECM V5 or WECM V5 without WAP should order the applicable Passport Advantage licensing part number in a quantity equal to the number of processors on which the product will be used.

    Customers who purchased WECM V4.2 and are still in the coverage period are entitled to WECM V5 (with WAP) for no additional charge, according to the terms of their Passport Advantage Agreement.

  • The charge structure for WECM Starter Edition is an OTC for a group of up to a maximum of 50 users.

    To license one group of up to 50 users, customers should order the applicable WECM Starter Edition V5 licensing part number in a quantity of one.

    When they are ready to expand their WECM environment, WECM Starter Edition customers may convert to the full entitled WECM V5 or WECM V5 without WAP at a 25% discount off their normal Passport Advantage price.

    Customers who purchased WECM Starter Edition V4.2 and are still in the coverage period are entitled to WECM Starter Edition V5 for no additional charge, according to the terms of their Passport Advantage Agreement.

For more information or assistance, contact an IBM Pervasive Computing Division representative.

Passport Advantage

WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager V5 with WAP

                                  Part
Description                       Number
 
WECM V5 with WAP, Proc,           D52CSLL
 LIC + SW MAINT 12 months
WECM V5 with WAP, Proc,           E00R2LL
 ANNUAL SW MAINT RENEWAL
WECM V5 with WAP, Proc,           D52CTLL
 SW MAINT REINSTATE 12 months
WECM Starter Edition to           D52CULL
 WECM V5 with WAP,
 CONV to full WECM V5
 LIC+SW MAIN 12 months
WECM V5 with WAP,                 BK03YIE
 MEDIA PACK (English)
WECM V5 with WAP,                 BK03TML
 MEDIA PACK (Multilanguage)

WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager V5 without WAP

                                  Part
Description                       Number
 
WECM V5 no WAP, Proc,             D52CVLL
 LIC + SW MAINT  12 months
WECM V5 no WAP, Proc,             E00R3LL
 ANNUAL SW MAINT RENEWAL
WECM V5 no WAP, Proc,             D52CWLL
 SW MAINT REINSTATE 12 months
WECM Starter Edition to           D52CXLL
 WECM V5 without WAP,
 CONV to full WECM V5
 No WAP LIC+SW MAIN 12 months
WECM V5 no WAP,                   BK03XIE
 MEDIA PACK (English)
WECM V5 no WAP,                   BK03SML
 MEDIA PACK (Multilanguage)

WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager Starter Edition V5

                                  Part
Description                       Number
 
Up to 50 Users, LIC + SW          D52CYLL
 MAINT  12 months
Up to 50 Users, ANNUAL SW         E00R4LL
 MAINT RENEWAL
Up to 50 Users, SW MAINT          D52CZLL
 REINSTATE 12 months
WECM Starter Edition V5           BK03WIE
 Media Pack (English)
WECM Starter Edition V5           BK03RML
 Media Pack (Multilanguage)

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA). Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) 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.

License Information (LI) Form Number: L-TDAY-5LFQAP

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

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: Yes

Volume Orders (IVO): No

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

Usage Restriction: Yes

In addition to the terms of the IPLA, WECM V5 includes unique terms and conditions relating to the use of client components. The specific terms are included in the LI document which is associated with this product.

Additional limitations and terms apply if the program is acquired as WECM Starter Edition V5. Licensing for WECM Starter Edition entitles you to have up to a maximum of 50 users to access the program.

On or near the planned availability date of the product, the LI document will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement 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 product 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 means 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 and 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. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Guide at:

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or 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:

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

Other Support: Passport Advantage

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

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

iSeries™ Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

Prices

Passport Advantage

The price each customer pays for WECM V5, with or without WAP, depends on their Passport Advantage level and discount percentage. The price for converting from the WECM Starter Edition to the fully licensed WECM V5, with or without WAP, is discounted 25% off of the Passport Advantage price that the customer would normally pay for WECM V5 or WECM V5 without WAP. For pricing information, contact your IBM Pervasive Computing Division representative or authorized Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage Web site:

Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers and Business Partners to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors, as well as commercial financing (revolving lines of credit, terms loans, acquisition facilities, and inventory financing credit lines) for Business Partners. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at:

Trademarks

 
Everyplace and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Passport Advantage, AIX, RS/6000, DB2, SecureWay, WebSphere, and Lotus are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks 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.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.