IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-183
July 22, 2003

IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for Multiplatforms including the Extension for SWIFTNet expands to the IBM AIX and Sun Solaris platforms

 ENUS203-183.PDF (63KB)


At a glance

Network integration infrastructure for high-volume, accurate payment message processing

  • A resilient, scalable, centrally managed messaging foundation
  • AIX and Sun Solaris support, along with z/OS®

Supports your immediate and future network connectivity requirements with:

  • Open architecture
  • Investment protection
  • Flexibility

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base provides:

  • Message warehousing
  • Event logging
  • Auditing and control
  • Centralized monitoring

The WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet offers:

  • SWIFTNet FIN support in combination with IBM MERVA ESA

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview

This announcement delivers the foundation for financial networks messaging infrastructure on AIX® and Sun Solaris platforms:

  • WebSphere® Business Integration for Financial Networks Base
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Entry Edition Base
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet

Expanding to the AIX and Sun Solaris platforms, WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks and the Extension for SWIFTNet help financial institutions remain competitive in the ever-changing world of wholesale payments messaging.

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks, part of the WebSphere Business Integration set of offerings, offers this leading-edge financial message integration platform and delivers a robust, scalable, and flexible solution.

Based on industry-leading middleware, WebSphere MQ technology, the open architecture of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks meets today's network integration requirements and establishes a foundation for future communications extensions.

Financial institutions can use WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks to access various networks or network applications such as SWIFT Secure IP Network (SIPN) and FIN.

The Extension for SWIFTNet is a logical migration path for moving IBM MERVA X.25-based SWIFT FIN messaging traffic over to the SIPN to help protect your investment in MERVA.

The previously announced WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for Multiplatforms per processor offering for AIX is withdrawn and replaced by this announcement.

IBM plans to deliver additional capabilities in a phased approach consistent with the Statement of General Direction for WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks. Refer to Software Announcement 203-097 , dated April 8, 2003.

Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.

Planned availability date

Electronic distribution begins on July 25, 2003.

For details, refer to Planned availability dates in the Description section.

Description

Financial institutions can employ this foundation of services to centralize common tasks such as:

  • Controlling access to resources
  • Recording audit data
  • Logging events
  • Storing messages

Advantages for sharing these services include:

  • Simplified operations
  • Improved productivity
  • Consolidation and centralization of resources

The WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base is the central messaging infrastructure. It provides the common elements needed by all external network connections along with centralized control and tracking capabilities.

The Extension for SWIFTNet offers a solution to financial institutions needing to migrate from the X.25-based SWIFT Transport Network (STN) to SWIFT SIPN. A bridge enables IBM MERVA customers to redirect traffic to SIPN. You can also use configure, administer, operate, and monitor the SWIFT Alliance Gateway (SAG) workstations centrally. Customers must have an appropriate IBM MERVA ESA license to use the WBI-FN Extension for SWIFTNet.

The WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base is available as a standard offering and also as a lower priced entry edition. The standard offering allows financial institutions to truly take advantage of the cost reduction benefits offered by connecting the base to up to three extensions. WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base provides access to a specific network or services over networks. Possible examples of such extensions would be WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet, for CHIPS, for Fedwire, for RTGS+, and for EBA Step 2, though only the Extension for SWIFTNet has been released to date, and IBM reserves the right to decide whether to release additional extensions.

Alternately for customers primarily interested in connecting to a particular network in the near term, such as SWIFTNet, WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Entry Edition Base offers a more cost-effective option, allowing customers to connect the base to a single extension only.

The WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base, the WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Entry Edition Base, and the WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet are priced based upon the customer's message usage volume (message-based value units), the same metric used for the WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks offering on the z/OS platform. For additional information refer to the Ordering information section.

Message-based value unit pricing provides more transparency and enables customers to better align timing of IT investment with business operation needs.

This product is provided in International English only.

Planned availability dates

AIX

  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base
    • Electronic delivery: August 29, 2003
    • Media packs: September 26, 2003
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Entry Edition Base
    • Electronic delivery: September 26, 2003
    • Media packs: October 24, 2003
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet
    • Electronic delivery: August 29, 2003
    • Media packs: September 26, 2003

Solaris

  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base
    • Electronic delivery: July 25, 2003
    • Media packs: August 22, 2003
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Entry Edition Base
    • Electronic delivery: August 22, 2003
    • Media packs: September 19, 2003
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet
    • Electronic delivery: July 25, 2003
    • Media packs: August 22, 2003

Product positioning

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for Multiplatforms is a financial messaging integration platform for enabling financial message consolidation.

For financial market customers, WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for Multiplatforms helps provide the process flows and additional external connections needed for straight-through processing requirements around virtual matching utilities like OMGEO.

Tivoli® Access Manager for Business Integration delivers application-level, end-to-end message integrity and confidentiality services. This protects financial transactions as they move between application servers running WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks. These services are above and beyond the security built into WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks, which is designed to secure access to the specific networks.

Tivoli Monitoring for Business Integration comprises a complete management solution for WebSphere MQ and WebSphere MQ Integrator® Broker to allow systems administrators to configure, monitor, and manage these products across host and distributed platforms.

Reference information

For information on WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS, refer to Software Announcement 202-267 , dated October 8, 2002.

To review the Statement of General Direction for WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks, refer to Software Announcement 203-097 , dated April 8, 2003.

Trademarks

 
AIX, WebSphere, z/OS, Tivoli, and MQ Integrator are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Offering information

Product information is available through the Offering Information Web site at:

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site at:

Publications

Softcopy publications: The following publications for WebSphere® Business Integration for Financial Networks are available.

                                                  Form
Name                                              Number
 
Format:  PDF
 
General Information                               GH12-6753
Base Concepts and Components                      SH12-6754
Base Planning, Installation, and                  SH12-6768
 Customization for AIX(R)
Base Planning, Installation, and                  SH12-6774
 Customization for Solaris
Base System Administration                        SH12-6756
Base Application Programming                      SH12-6757
Base Messages and Codes                           SH12-6758
Extension for SWIFTNet Concepts and               SH12-6759
 Components
Extension for SWIFTNet Planning,                  SH12-6769
 Installation, and
 Customization for AIX
Extension for SWIFTNet Planning,                  SH12-6775
 Installation, and
 Customization for Solaris
Extension for SWIFTNet                            SH12-6761
 System Administration
Extension for SWIFTNet                            SH12-6762
 Application Programming
Extension for SWIFTNet                            SH12-6763
 Messages and Codes

These publications are available at:

Technical information

Hardware requirements

Any hardware explicitly compatible and fully capable of running the specified operating system, the corresponding software, and associated applications unmodified. Responsibility to provide a statement of full compatibility between machines lies with the original equipment provider.

Server products:

For AIX

  • Processor: RS/6000® or IBM eServer pSeries™
  • Clock rate: 450 MHz minimum
  • System memory: 4 GB
  • Disk space: 36 GB
  • Any communication hardware supporting the chosen WebSphere MQSeries® configuration
  • A graphical display supporting X-Windows is recommended (a Telnet-capable display is sufficient)

For Solaris

  • Processor: Sun UltraSPARC
  • Clock rate: Minimum 900 MHz
  • System memory: Minimum 2 GB (4 GB recommended for use with WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet)
  • Disk space: Minimum 36 GB
  • Any communication hardware supporting the chosen WebSphere MQSeries configuration
  • A graphical display supporting X-Windows is recommended (a Telnet capable display is sufficient)

For Microsoft™ Windows® 2000

  • Intel® Uniprocessor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Any communication hardware supporting the chosen WebSphere MQSeries configuration; this hardware is necessary to configure and deploy the WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks message flow

SWIFT Alliance Gateway (SAG)

  • Requirements as defined for the SAG
  • Additional requirement of 30 MB disk storage for SAG add-on software

For MERVA ESA

For hardware requirements for MERVA ESA, refer to Programming Announcement ZP99-0272, dated May 4, 1999, if WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet supports SWIFTNet FIN.

Software requirements

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base and Entry Edition Base

For AIX

  • AIX V5.1 (5692-A5L)
  • DB2 Universal Database® for AIX V7.2 (5648-D48) Fix Pack 8

    DB2® is to be configured to enable SQLJ stored procedures. For example, a particular Java™ Development Kit (JDK) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) are needed. For details, refer to the DB2 library.

  • DB2 XML Extender V7.2 (5648-D48) — shipped with DB2 UBD, but not automatically installed
  • JRE 1.1.8 — provided with the operating system
  • MQSeries for AIX V5.2 (5765-B73) — (limited license included)
  • One of the following:
    • WebSphere MQ Integrator® Broker for Multiplatforms (5724-D07) plus APAR/PTF IY37094/U455928 (limited license included)
    • WebSphere MQ Integrator for AIX V2.1 (5724-A82) plus APAR/PTF IY36047/U485544
  • Object REXX V1.1.9 (5765-D62)

For Sun Solaris

  • Sun Solaris 8 (minimum Sun Solaris 8 10/2000) with the following patches: Recommended and security patch cluster of May 1, 2003, or later
  • JRE 1.2 (provided with Sun operating system)
  • DB2 Universal Database Enterprise Edition for Sun Solaris V7.2 (5648-D48) plus Fix Pack 8
  • DB2 Universal Database XML Extender V7.2 (5648-D48)
  • One of the following:
    • MQSeries for Sun Solaris V5.2 (5765-B75) plus APAR/PTF IY30407/U482979 (limited license included)
    • WebSphere MQ for Multiplatforms V5.3 (5724-B41) plus APAR/PTF IY32729/U484025
  • One of the following:
    • WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 for Solaris (5724-A82) plus APAR/PTF IY36048/U485556
    • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for Multiplatforms V2.1 (5724-D07) plus APAR/PTF IY37098/U485967 (limited license included)

Windows Workstation for WMQI Configuration Manager and WMQI Control Center

  • One of the following:
    • WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 (5724-A82) plus APAR/PTF IC34773/U200186 (fix pack level should be the same as on the runtime environment)
    • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for Multiplatforms V2.1 (5724-D07), (limited license included), plus APAR/PTF IC34997/U200188 (fix pack level should be the same as on the runtime environment)
  • Software prerequisites listed on the WebSphere MQ Integrator and WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker Web sites

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet

For AIX

  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for Multiplatforms (5724-D96). One of the following:
    • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base (for AIX)
    • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Entry Edition Base (for AIX)
  • One of the following (needed only if WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet is to provide SWIFTNet FIN support)
    • IBM MERVA ESA V4.1 (MVS™) (5648-B29) plus APAR/PTF PQ72903/UQ76384, and PTF that fixes PQ75285
    • IBM MERVA ESA V4.1 (VSE) (5648-B29) plus APAR/PTF PQ74392/UQ77597
  • IBM MERVA ESA Components V4.2 (5648-B30) (needed only if WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet is providing SWIFTNet FIN support)

For Sun Solaris

  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for Multiplatforms (5724-D96). One of the following:
    • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base (for Solaris)
    • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Entry Edition Base (for Solaris)
  • IBM MERVA ESA V4.1 (MVS) (5648-B29) plus APAR/PTF PQ72903/UQ76384, and PTF that fixes PQ75285. Needed only if WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet is to provide SWIFTNet FIN support.
  • IBM MERVA ESA Components V4.2 (5648-B30). Needed only if WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet is providing SWIFTNet FIN support.

SAG

Note: SAG is a product of SWIFT SCRL.

A SAG is required.

  • SAG add-on for AIX, requires the following:
    • AIX JRE (part of the operating system)

      One of the following:

      • AIX JRE 1.1.6
      • AIX JRE 1.1.8
      • AIX JRE 1.2.2
      • AIX JRE 1.3.0

    • SAG 4.0.0.18 for AIX plus the following auxiliary software (order from SWIFT)
      • SAG Remote API (on the SAG CD, must be selected during installation)
      • MQ Host Adapter (MQHA) feature (only for FIN support — requires a separate license)
    • WebSphere MQSeries Client for AIX V5.2 (MQSeries Support-Pac MACL)

    Note: A SWIFT Alliance WebStation is not a prerequisite, but can be used to display information of the SAG.

  • SAG add-on for Solaris requires the following:
    • Sun Solaris JRE (part of the operating system)

      One of the following:

      • Sun Solaris JRE 1.1.8
      • Sun Solaris JRE 1.2.2
      • Sun Solaris JRE 1.3, or later
      • Sun Solaris JRE 1.4.0

    • SAG 4.0.0.18 for Solaris plus the following auxiliary software (order from SWIFT)
      • SAG Remote API (on the SAG CD, must be selected during installation)
      • MQ Host Adapter (MQHA) feature (only for FIN support — requires a separate license)
    • WebSphere MQ Client for Solaris V5.2 (MQSeries Support-Pac MACO)

    Note: A SWIFT Alliance WebStation is not a prerequisite, but can be used to display information of the SAG.

For documentation: Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0, or later, or an equivalent tool for displaying PDF documents

Performance considerations: This announcement satisfies or partially satisfies one requirement from one or more of the worldwide user group communities. Groups include Australasian SHARE/GUIDE (ASG), COMMON, COMMON Europe, GUIDE International, G.U.I.D.E. Europe, Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS), Guide Latin American (LAG), SHARE EUROPE, and SHARE Incorporated. Requirement satisfied:

    This announcement provides key components of the overall messaging solution for distributed platform support.

Planning information

Packaging: Media Pack contents:

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base and WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Entry Edition Base for AIX each consist of seven CDs:

  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base for AIX 1.1.0
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for Windows NT® and Windows 2000 V2.1
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for AIX V2.1
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker V2.1 Supplement
  • MQSeries for AIX V5.2
  • MQSeries for Windows NT/2000 V5.2.1
  • MQSeries V5.2 Client

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base and WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Entry Edition Base for Solaris each consist of seven CDs:

  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base for Solaris 1.1.0
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for Windows NT and Windows 2000 V2.1
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for Solaris V2.1
  • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker V2.1 Supplement
  • MQSeries for Solaris V5.2
  • MQSeries for Windows NT/2000 V5.2.1
  • MQSeries V5.2 Client

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet AIX consists of two CDs:

  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet AIX 1.1
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks SWIFTAlliance Gateway Add-on CD

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet Solaris consists of two CDs:

  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet Solaris 1.1
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks SWIFTAlliance Gateway Add-on CD

This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate, and 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.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks uses the security and auditability features of the system 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

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

Product Group: WebSphere Business Integration

Product Identifier Description (PID): WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for Multiplatforms (5724-D96)

Product Category: WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks

The charge unit for WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for Multiplatforms is message-based value units.

The WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base, the WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Entry Edition Base, and the WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet are priced based on the customer's message usage volume (message-based value units), the same metric used for the WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks offering on the z/OS® platform.

A message is defined as a transaction external to WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks. Such transactions are typically measured when leaving WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks and entering the network or network access controller (such as the SAG), and when leaving the network or network access controller (such as the SAG) and entering WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks. Importantly, a transaction may constitute a single message even though the transaction includes multiple messages. For example, a single SWIFTNet FIN message may consist of:

  • The FIN message
  • An associated InterAct message, and
  • The acknowledgment message from SWIFTNet (ACK in case of a positive response) with its associated InterAct message

On the other hand, a business service may consist of multiple transactions that constitute multiple messages. For example, when a SWIFTNet FIN payment order gets confirmed by the receiving bank, this constitutes two transactions and two messages. Messages sent and received over SWIFTNet on an attached MERVA USE and Branch with SWIFT Link are to be added to the number calculated for the central MERVA ESA installation; additional features or authorizations, as appropriate, must be obtained to extend use levels.

Additional examples and other information regarding how to calculate message/value units for other extensions; WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks will be provided if and when these extensions are available.

The volume of messages relevant for pricing purposes is the total number of messages a licensed user sends and receives using WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks in the month (the peak month), of the preceding 12 months, during which the licensed user sent and received the highest number of messages (the peak volume). These messages will then be converted to value units for pricing purposes.

Customer must pay for additional licenses and maintenance if their message volumes exceed the peak volumes used in determining their current pricing.

Value Unit Exhibit VUE002

 
Usage      VU/Message    Minimum      Maximum
 
Tier 1          250             1            1
Tier 2       0.0195             2       10,000
Tier 3       0.0053        10,001      100,000
Tier 4       0.0016       100,001    1,000,000
Tier 5       0.0010     1,000,001            n

Example 1 — Customer's monthly messages of 1,500,000, converts to 2,862 value units as calculated below:

          Messages
Usage     by tier     VUs/Message   Value units
 
Tier 1           1           250       250
Tier 2       9,999        0.0195       195
Tier 3      90,000        0.0053       477
Tier 4     900,000        0.0016     1,440
Tier 5     500,000        0.0010       500
 
Total    1,500,000                   2,862

Customer orders 2862 Value units of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base and 2862 Value units of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet.

Example 2 — Customer's monthly messages of 250,000, converts to 1,162 value units as calculated below:

          Messages
Usage     by tier     VUs/Message   Value units
 
Tier 1          1           250       250
Tier 2      9,999        0.0195       195
Tier 3     90,000        0.0053       477
Tier 4    150,000        0.0016       240
 
Total     250,000                   1,162

Customer orders 1,162 Value units of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base and 1,162 Value units of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet.

Passport Advantage

                                                       Part
Description                                            Number
 
WebSphere Business Integration for
Financial Networks Base -- Per Value Unit
 License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                D52UMLL
 SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                    E00ZILL
 SW Maintenance after License to                       D52UNLL
  1 Anniv. Date
 
WebSphere Business Integration for
Financial Networks Entry Edition Base --
Per Value Unit
 License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                D52UPLL
 SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                    E00ZJLL
 SW Maintenance after License to                       D52UQLL
  1 Anniv. Date
 
                                                       Part
Description                                            Number
 
WebSphere Business Integration for
Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet --
Per Value Unit
 License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date                D52URLL
 SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                    E00ZKLL
 SW Maintenance after License to                       D52USLL
  1 Anniv. Date

Passport Advantage customer: Media Pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed below are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Entitled maintenance offerings

Sub ID Description                                     Sub ID Code
 
WebSphere Business Integration for                     WMQIBFNBSB01
 Financial Networks Base Processor

Media packs

                                                       Part
Description                                            Number
 
WebSphere Business Integration for                     BA0BCIE
 Financial Networks Base V1.1
 AIX Media Pack English
WebSphere Business Integration for                     BA0BDIE
 Financial Networks Base V1.1
 Solaris Media Pack English
WebSphere Business Integration for                     BA0BEIE
 Financial Networks Entry Edition
 Base V1.1 AIX Media Pack English
WebSphere Business Integration for                     BA0BFIE
 Financial Networks Entry Edition
 Base V1.1 Solaris Media Pack English
WebSphere Business Integration for                     AF04FIE
 Financial Networks Extension for
 SWIFTNet V1.1 AIX Media Pack English
WebSphere Business Integration for                     AF04GIE
 Financial Networks Extension for
 SWIFTNet V1.1 Solaris
 Media Pack English

Withdrawal of previous Passport Advantage part numbers: The following Passport Advantage part numbers are replaced or made obsolete by this announcement. The effective withdrawal date is October 22, 2003.

Orders for these part numbers will not be accepted after the stated effective date of withdrawal, nor will normal marketing activities or educational support be available unless previous agreement exists between the customer and IBM.

                                                       Part
Description                                            Number
 
WebSphere Business Integration for
 Financial Networks for Multiplatforms
 Base -- Per Processor
  License & SW Maintenance 1 Anniv. Date               D52A1LL
  SW Maintenance Renewal to 1 Anniv.                   E00Q4LL
  SW Maintenance after License to                      D52A2LL
   1 Anniv. Date
 
                                                       Part
Description                                            Number
 
Media pack
 
WebSphere Business Integration for                     BA0ALIE
 Financial Networks Base V1.1.0
 AIX Media Pack English

Terms and conditions

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

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.

License information form number: The license information form numbers are:

  • L-ABAC-5NFCZA — WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base
  • L-ABAC-5NFD7A — WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet
  • L-ABAC-5L7CWT — WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Entry Edition Base

Limited warranty: Yes

Warranty

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Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at:

Usage restriction: Yes. For details on license information and usage restrictions, refer to:

Pricing for WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks is based on the volume of messages used by a licensed user converted to value units.

Software maintenance applies: Yes

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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

IBM eServer iSeries™ software subscription applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

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