IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-287
October 21, 2003

IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Bridge for SWIFTNet

 ENUS203-287.PDF (54KB)


At a glance

Processing incoming and outgoing financial messages from and to the SWIFT Secure IP Network (SIPN), Bridge for SWIFTNet provides:

  • Functions to centrally configure, administer, operate, and monitor SWIFTAlliance Gateways (SAGs)
  • Services that let customers send FIN messages via the SIPN

Overview

To remain competitive, financial institutions must offer innovative products while reducing time to market and minimizing development costs. Financial institutions realize that integrating and upgrading their heterogeneous systems and business applications lets them take a giant step toward achieving these goals. You have to do this in an environment where reliability, availability, and resilience are paramount.

One challenge that financial institutions currently face is to migrate from the X.25-based SWIFT Transport Network (STN) to the new SWIFT Secure IP Network (SIPN).

WebSphere® Business Integration for Financial Networks Bridge for SWIFTNet (Bridge for SWIFTNet), with the previously announced IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Financial Networks Base and Entry Edition Base, specifically addresses these issues.

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks is a business integration platform that serves as a messaging hub from which any number of financial applications can share centralized message-processing services, especially services that provide centralized access to various financial networks such as the SIPN, FEDNET, RadianzNet, and clearing and settlement systems such as RTGSplus, Fedwire, CHIPS, and EBA STEP2.

Bridge for SWIFTNet is designed for financial institutions that require access to the SIPN in AIX® or Solaris environments. It provides valuable services both for customers who are first-time users of the SIPN, as well as for current users of the X.25-based STN who need to migrate to the SIPN.

Bridge for SWIFTNet provides the means to centrally:

  • Configure, administer, operate, and monitor any number of SWIFTAlliance Gateways (SAGs) from within WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks
  • Issue SWIFTNet administration commands such as Local Registration Application (LRA), Key Management Authority (KMA), and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

Bridge for SWIFTNet also provides SWIFTNet FIN services that let customers send FIN messages via the SIPN.

Key prerequisites

AIX V5.1 or Sun Solaris 8.

For details, refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.

Planned availability dates

  • AIX:
    • November 14, 2003 (electronic software delivery)
    • November 28, 2003 (media and documentation)
  • Solaris:
    • December 5, 2003 (electronic software delivery)
    • December 19, 2003 (media and documentation)

Description

Most financial institutions realize that integrating and upgrading their heterogeneous systems and business applications moves them a giant step toward achieving their business goals. This is especially true for:

  • Financial institutions that have recently merged that must consolidate diverse product portfolios and application sets
  • IT centers that serve several financial institutions that must be able to provide a wide variety of applications while keeping the data of their various customers completely segregated

In addition, financial institutions that currently use the X.25-based STN are required to migrate to the new SIPN. According to recent studies from the Boston Consulting Group, payment processing represents 35% of a bank's revenue stream and 40% of a bank's cost structure. Furthermore, financial institutions must do this in an environment where reliability, availability, and resilience are paramount.

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks addresses exactly these issues. WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks is a business integration platform that serves as messaging hub from which any number of financial applications can share centralized message-processing services, especially services that provide centralized access to various financial networks such as the SIPN, FEDNET, RadianzNet, and clearing and settlement systems such as RTGSplus, Fedwire, CHIPS, and EBA STEP2.

Having many applications share such services reduces the cost, complexity, and time needed to implement each application. The consolidation, centralization, and reuse of message-processing services result in increased productivity and simplified operation, which in turn result in cost savings.

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks uses the following established IBM middleware to improve overall stability and to allow you take advantage of special capabilities:

  • WebSphere MQ Integrator® Broker
  • WebSphere MQ
  • DB2 Universal Database®

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks consists of a base product, plus additional, optional extensions. The base product provides a collection of easy-to-use message-processing services that enable customers to centralize common tasks such as:

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

The extensions are collections of additional, special-purpose services that extend the capabilities of the base product, for example, access to specific financial networks.

Anyone — customers, independent software vendors, or IBM — can create these extensions.

IBM previously announced the Extension for SWIFTNet on July 22, 2003, as part of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for Multiplatforms, an extension designed for existing IBM MERVA customers only. It provides access to the SIPN for IBM MERVA ESA customers who wish to continue to use MERVA in the SIPN environment. This announcement of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Bridge for SWIFTNet is designed for financial institutions not IBM MERVA customers that require access to the SWIFT SIPN in AIX or Solaris environments. It provides valuable services both for customers who are first-time users of the SIPN and for current users of the X.25-based SWIFT STN who need to migrate to the SIPN.

Bridge for SWIFTNet provides:

A central interface to SWIFTNet components

Applications gain access to the SIPN via one or more SWIFTAlliance Gateways (SAGs). SAGs are available from SWIFT and provide file transfer commands and APIs to support communication between financial applications and SWIFTNet services. Applications can access these services, such as SWIFTNet FIN, through a single SAG. To increase availability and throughput, customers can run more than one SAG concurrently. Bridge for SWIFTNet provides the means to centrally:

  • Configure, administer, operate, and monitor any number of SAGs from within WebSphere Business Integration for FN
  • Issue SWIFTNet administration commands such as Local Registration Application (LRA), Key Management Authority (KMA), and Role Based Access Control (RBAC)

SWIFTNet FIN support for new applications

Bridge for SWIFTNet provides services that let customers send FIN messages via the SIPN. It implements a SWIFT Computer Based Terminal (CBT) that:

  • Carries out FIN message validation for all major message types
  • Implements the SWIFTNet FIN protocol, including the new Regional Processor (RP) User Resync protocol
  • Lets customers operate and monitor any number of SWIFTNet FIN logical terminal (LT) sessions
  • Uses SWIFT User Security Enhancements (USE) services such as SecureLogin and Select (SLS) and Bilateral Key Exchange (BKE)

Use of base services

The Bridge for SWIFTNet services that handle SWIFT message traffic and let customers administer SAGs and use services provided by the WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Network base products. For example, recording audit data, event handling, configuration, access control, monitoring, and message storage are all handled by WebSphere Business Integration for FN Base and Entry Edition Base services.

This product is provided in International English only.

Product positioning

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Bridge for SWIFTNet is a scalable, high-volume financial message processing platform supporting SWIFTNet that:

  • Provides a messaging hub and integration platform for SWIFT-related applications
  • Supports the new SWIFT SIPN
  • Is an extension to WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base, which is a component of IBM business integration middleware infrastructure

The WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks base product with the Bridge for SWIFTNet extension enables:

  • Management of mission-critical, high-volume, and high-value message networks
  • Integration of applications utilizing centralized, shared services of the base and the extensions. Additional services may be written by:
    • IBM organizations
    • Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)
    • Customer IT shops
  • Quick response to future network consolidation requirements with integrated solutions

Reference information

Refer to the following Software Announcements:

Letter                                  Announce
number                                  date
 
Software Announcement

203-143
                                        May 27, 2003
Software Announcement

202-267
                                        October 8, 2002
Software Announcement

203-183
                                        July 22, 2003

Trademarks

 
WebSphere, AIX, MQ Integrator, and DB2 Universal Database 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

The publications for WebSphere® Business Integration for Financial Networks Bridge for SWIFTNet are available online. Visit:

The publications are:

  • Bridge for SWIFTNet: Concepts and Components (SH12-6797)
  • Bridge for SWIFTNet: Planning, Installation, and Customization for AIX® (SH12-6784)
  • Bridge for SWIFTNet: Planning, Installation, and Customization for Solaris (SH12-6785)
  • Bridge for SWIFTNet: System Administration (SH12-6798)
  • Extension for SWIFTNet and Bridge for SWIFTNet: Application Programming (SH12-6799)
  • Extension for SWIFTNet and Bridge for SWIFTNet: Messages and Codes (SH12-6801)

No publications are shipped with this product.

Technical information

Hardware requirements

Server products

For AIX

  • Processor: Processor RS/6000® or 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 IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Bridge 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 other hardware requirements, refer to Software Announcement 203-183 , dated July 22, 2003.

A SWIFT Alliance Gateway (SAG) is required.

  • Hardware requirements as defined for the SAG
  • Additional requirements for SAG add-on software: 30 MB disk storage

A Microsoft® Windows™ workstation is required for IBM MERVA ESA Components V4.2, feature MERVA USE, and Branch for Windows 2000. For details, refer to the documentation of feature MERVA USE and Branch for Windows 2000.

Software requirements

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Bridge for SWIFTNet

For AIX

  • AIX V5.1 (5692-A5L)
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet for AIX is included, plus APAR PQ77126
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for Multiplatforms. One of the following:
    • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base (for AIX) plus APAR PQ77125
    • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Entry Edition Base (for AIX) plus APAR PQ77125
    • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Enterprise Edition plus APAR PQ77125
  • One of the following is mandatory:
    • WebSphere MQ Integrator® Broker for Multiplatforms V2.1 (included in the WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base V1.1 package with a limited license) plus APAR/PTF IY41591/U487643 and APARs IY42240, PQ73602, IC36392, IC36628, and IC37382
    • WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 (for AIX) plus APAR/PTF IY41497/U487579 and APARs IY42240, PQ73602, IC36392, IC36628, and IC37382

SAG add-on on AIX requires:

  • Java Run-time Environment (JRE) (one of the following versions is mandatory):
    • AIX JRE 1.1.6
    • AIX JRE 1.1.8
    • AIX JRE 1.2.2
    • AIX JRE 1.3.0
  • The following are mandatory:
    • SAG Release 4.0.0 Patch 4.0.20 (May 2003), order from SWIFT
    • SAG Remote API (on the SAG, install separately)
    • WebSphere MQ Client AIX V5.2 (MQ Series Support-Pac MACL)

      Note: The IBM MQ Host Adapter (MQHA) feature is mandatory if FIN is used (separate license).

For Solaris

  • Sun Solaris 8 with the security patch cluster of May 1, 2003, or later. Visit:
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet is included plus APAR PQ79055
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for Multiplatforms. One of the following:
    • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base plus APAR PQ79052
    • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Entry Edition Base plus APAR PQ79052
  • One of the following is mandatory:
    • WebSphere MQ Integrator V2.1 (for Solaris) plus APAR/PTF IY41518/U487641 and APARs IY42240, PQ73602, IC36392, IC36628, and IC37382
    • WebSphere MQ Integrator Broker for Multiplatforms V2.1 (included in the WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base V1.1 package with a limited license) plus APAR/PTF IY41628/U487769 and APARs IY42240, PQ73602, IC36392, IC36628, and IC37382

SAG add-on on Solaris requires:

  • Java Run-time Environment (JRE) (one of the following versions is mandatory):
    • Sun Solaris JRE 1.1.8
    • Sun Solaris JRE 1.2.2
    • Sun Solaris JRE 1.3.x
    • Sun Solaris JRE 1.4.0
  • The following are mandatory:
    • SAG Release 4.0.0 Patch 4.0.20 (May 2003), order from SWIFT
    • SAG Remote API (on the SAG, install separately)
    • WebSphere MQ Client for Solaris V5.2 (MQ Series Support-Pac MACO)

      Note: The IBM MQHA feature is mandatory if FIN is used (separate license).

Other requirements: A Windows workstation for IBM MERVA ESA Components with Use and Branch feature is required:

  • IBM MERVA ESA Components V4.2; feature MERVA USE and Branch/2000 (5648-B30 — feature #5970) (must be ordered separately)

A SAG add-on on Windows 2000 requires:

  • SAG Release 4.0.0 Patch 4.0.20 (May 2003), order from SWIFT
  • SAG Remote API (on the SAG, install separately)
  • WebSphere MQ Client for Windows V5.2.1 (MQ Series Support-Pac)

Planning information

Packaging

Media pack contents: WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Bridge for SWIFTNet (AIX) consists of three CDs:

  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Bridge for SWIFTNet AIX 1.1
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet AIX 1.1
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks SAG Add-on CD

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Bridge for SWIFTNet (Solaris) consists of three CDs:

  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Bridge for SWIFTNet Solaris 1.1
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Extension for SWIFTNet Solaris 1.1
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks SAG 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 Bridge for SWIFTNet uses the security and auditability features of the 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 information

Licensed               Product       Product
function               group         category
title
 
WebSphere Business     WebSphere     WebSphere Business
 Integration for                      Integration for
 Financial Networks                   Financial Networks
 Bridge for SWIFTNet

The charge unit for WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Bridge for SWIFTNet is Value Unit.

New licensees

Message-based pricing: Pricing for WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks is based on the volume of message units used by a licensed user.

A message unit 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 SWIFTAlliance Gateway), and when leaving the network or network access controller (such as the SWIFTAlliance Gateway) and entering WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks. Importantly, a transaction may constitute a single message unit even though the transaction includes multiple messages. For example, a single SWIFTNet FIN message unit may consist of:

  • The FIN message
  • The acknowledgment message from SWIFTNet (ACK in case of a positive response)

On the other hand, a business service may consist of multiple transactions that constitute multiple message units. For example: When a SWIFTNet FIN payment order gets confirmed by the receiving bank, this constitutes two transactions and two message units.

The volume of message units relevant for pricing purposes is the total number of monthly message units a licensed user sends and receives using WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Bridge for SWIFTNet (Bridge for SWIFTNet) based on the peak monthly message volume from the preceding 12 months.

Initial pricing

Initial Pricing will be calculated based on either:

  • The customer's peak monthly messages from the history reports the customer provides for the preceding 12 months
  • The customer's estimation of its anticipated peak monthly message volume.

If initial pricing was based on a customer's estimate, the customer shall utilize the message counting procedure identified by IBM to create a message usage report from the audit log the fourth working day of each month during the first six months. The customer agrees to send these six message usage reports to IBM in the seventh month for assessment of the monthly message volumes. If the peak monthly volume is higher than the estimate used in initial pricing, the customer will be charged for additional licenses.

Subsequent pricing/annual adjustment: Bridge for SWIFTNet pricing for the second year and subsequent years will be reassessed based on relevant message-based usage reports provided by the customer. Appropriate Bridge for SWIFTNet pricing for the following year will be determined based on the peak monthly volume in the preceding 12 months. In addition to the annual maintenance fees for the product originally licensed, additional license and maintenance fees will apply if the peak monthly volume is higher than the volume used in the prior year pricing calculation.

Value unit exhibit

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

An example of converting 1.5 million (1,500,000) messages to Value Units is shown 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      1440
 
Tier 5      500,000        0.0010       500
 
Total     1,500,000                    2862

Note: This example covers only the pricing of the Bridge for SWIFTNet. The pricing for the base product is separate. Refer to Software Announcement 203-183 , dated July 22, 2003.

Passport Advantage licensing

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Bridge for SWIFTNet

                                                            Part
Description                                                 number
 
WBI FN Bridge for SWIFTNet                                  D52Z9LL
 Value Units License and
 SW Maintenance 12 Months
WBI FN Bridge for SWIFTNet                                  E011YLL
 Value Units
 SW Maintenance
 
 Annual Renewal
WBI FN Bridge for SWIFTNet                                  D52ZALL
 Value Units
 SW Maintenance
 Reinstatement 12 Months

Passport Advantage supply

                                                            Part
Description                                                 number
 
WBI FN Bridge for SWIFTNet V1.1
 Media Pack English International                           AF04ZIE
  Solaris (Sun Microsystems)
  CD-ROM Digital Disk --
  ISO 9660 Standard V1.1
 Media Pack English International                           AF04YIE
  AIX V5.x CD-ROM Digital Disk --
  ISO 9660 Standard V1.1

Passport Advantage customer: media pack entitlement details

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

WBI FN Bridge for SWIFTNet V1.1.0

Entitled maintenance          Media packs                   Part
offerings description         description                   number
 
WebSphere                     WBI FN Bridge for             AF04ZIE
 Business                      SWIFTNet English
 Integration                   International Solaris
 for Financial                 (Sun Microsystems)
 Networks Ex                   CD-ROM Digital Disk --
                               ISO 9660 Standard
 
WebSphere                     WBI FN Bridge for             AF04YIE
 Business                      SWIFTNet English
 Integration                   International
 for Financial                 AIX V5.x CD-ROM
 Networks Ex                   Digital Disk --
                               ISO 9660 Standard

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.

License information form number: L-ABAC-5P9FAM

Limited warranty: Yes

This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized Business Partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to databases (read Web sites) for program information, FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at their leisure.

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 one year of Software Maintenance with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option.

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

Educational allowance available: Not applicable

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Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.

Trademarks

 
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Passport Advantage, WebSphere, AIX, pSeries, RS/6000, MQSeries, MQ Integrator, and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.