IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS V2.2 enhances the interface to SWIFTNet FileAct

IBM United States Software Announcement 207-204
September 18, 2007

 

 ENUS207204.PDF (41KB)

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Publications
TOC link Overview TOC link Technical information
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Planned availability date TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Description TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
TOC link Offering Information  
 
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At a glance

IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct helps you meet your SWIFTNet access requirements for new business solutions and financial market infrastructures, such as TARGET2 or SEPA. It supports financial institutions and corporations who use SWIFTNet FileAct as the transport vehicle for secure file exchange.

For ordering, contact:

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

IBM WebSphere® Business Integration for Financial Networks Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct, a feature of IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks for z/OS® V2.2, gives you enhanced functionality and flexibility to connect applications to the SWIFTNet FileAct service. SWIFTNet FileAct is increasingly being used by new business applications or market infrastructures such as TARGET2, SEPA, and the SWIFT corporate access initiative.

With WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct, you get the interface layer to the FileAct service of the SWIFT Network. It handles the SWIFT network protocol and presents an easy to use file transfer interface for the business application.

The core functions of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct are:

  • Sending and receiving files via the FileAct service of SWIFTNet
  • Downloading files via SWIFTNet FileAct from a server or provide files for download via SWIFTNet FileAct
  • Handling of the SWIFTNet FileAct protocol including Store and Forward
  • Interface to business applications via MQ and Filesystem
  • Dynamic use of transfer parameters for flexible control of the data flow
  • Status information for each file that was sent or received
  • Start and stop of WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networds Enhanced Support for FileAct service per organizational unit
  • Retry and cancel of transfers
  • Data segregation to support multiple financial institutions in one instance (Organizational Units)
  • Same operational environment (configuration, access control, message warehouse, audit logging, event logging) as for other WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks features

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct can be used in combination with other WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks features, for example, Support for SWIFTNet FIN and Support for SWIFTNet Interact, or it can be used alone to just implement a SWIFTNet FileAct interface. To provide a smooth transition from the existing feature, Support for SWIFTNet FileAct, to Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct, the two features can be run in coexistence.
 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Software requirements and Hardware requirements sections.
 
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Planned availability date

September 28, 2007
 
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Description

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct is capable as of September 28, 2007, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the following Web site


 
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Product positioning

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks is the IBM on demand solution for financial message processing. It provides a highly flexible messaging infrastructure for financial applications and, thereby, takes advantage of new technologies, while establishing a single window to the SWIFTNet services FIN, InterAct, and FileAct.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 207-204

Trademarks

 
WebSphere and z/OS 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.

 
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Education support

Visit the following Web site for additional information

The appropriate curriculum will include the enhancements described in this announcement.

Also refer to the IBM Learning Services Home Page for available courses in your country

Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.
 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this program.

The following publications are available in .pdf format at

Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct for z/OS® V2.2, including all features, is described in:

  • Concepts and Components
  • Planning, Installation, and Customization
  • System Administration
  • Application Programming
  • Messages and Codes
  • Program Directory

 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

z/OS hardware: Any hardware explicitly compatible with 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: Any server capable of running the z/OS releases listed in Software requirements and Message Broker for z/OS, V6.0.

Workstation products : A Microsoft™ Windows™ workstation is required for WebSphere® Message Broker V6.0 Toolkit component. A Microsoft Windows Workstation or a z/OS server, as outlined in Hardware requirements Server products section, is required for WebSphere Message Broker V6.0 Configuration Manager component. For additional information, refer to Software Announcement 205-208 , dated September 6, 2005.

SWIFTAlliance Gateway: WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct requires SWIFTAlliance Gateway V6.0. For S.W.I.F.T. hardware requirements, visit

Software requirements

For the latest updates of software requirements, check the Preventive Service Planning (PSP) Bucket information. PSP information is provided in RETAIN® and on IBM e-Support. Visit

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct:

  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Base on z/OS V2.2 (5655-R18) and its prerequisites. Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct requires the following release levels of prerequisite software:
    • z/OS V1.7 (5694-A01) at RSU0511 or z/OS V1.8 (5694-A01) at RSU0611
    • WebSphere Message Broker V6.0 (5655-M74) FixPack 3 plus IBM WebSphere Message Broker V6.0 Toolkit and Configuration Manager with FixPack 2 plus IFix005
    • WebSphere MQ V5.3.1 (5655-F10) or V6.0 (5655-L82)
    • IBM DB2® UDB V8.1 (5625-DB2) at RSU0511 or DB2 UDB for z/OS V9.1 (5635-DB2) at RSU0703
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS V5.3.1 (5655-F10) or V6.0 (5655-L82) client attachment feature installed on the z/OS system is required if the SAG workstation uses WebSphere MQ Client and connects to WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V5.3.1 or V6.0.
  • IBM SDK for z/OS, Java™ 2 Technology Edition, V1.4.0, (5655-I56), cm142-20050929 (SR8).
  • Network File System (NFS) server corresponding to the z/OS system installed is required if Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct is using NFS.
  • SWIFT Alliance Gateway (for details, refer to the SWIFTAlliance Gateway Workstation section).

SWIFTAlliance Gateway Workstation: The following features of SWIFTAlliance Gateway V6.0 (provided by S.W.I.F.T. SCRL) are required for WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct:

  • SWIFTAlliance Gateway Remote API
  • SWIFTNet Link
  • MQ Host Adapter (MQHA)
  • WebSphere MQ — refer to SWIFTAlliance Gateway for software requirements
  • NFS Client, if NFS is used to exchange files between WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks and SWIFTAlliance Gateway

Refer to S.W.I.F.T. for software requirements.

SWIFTAlliance Webstation: SWIFTAlliance Webstation V6.0 is mandatory if Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct is used.

Software prerequisites for documentation: Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 (or later), or an equivalent tool, for displaying PDF documents.

Planning information

Packaging: The IBM WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct consists of:

  • A 3480 Uncomp tape containing WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct Program Directory, GI19-0043
  • WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct License Information, GH12-6888

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks 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.

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Ordering information

Charge metric

WebSphere Business Integration    5655-R18    Messages converted to
 for Financial Networks                        Value Units
 for z/OS V2.2
   — Enhanced Support for
     SWIFTNet FileAct
 
WebSphere Business Integration    5639-N51    Messages converted to
 for Financial Networks                        Value Units
 for z/OS V2.2 S & S
   — Enhanced Support for
     SWIFTNet FileAct

The program in this announcement has Value Unit-Based pricing.

Program                                             Value Unit
number      Program name                            exhibit
 
5655-R18    WebSphere Business Integration for
             Financial Networks V2.2
             - Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet        VUE002
             FileAct

For each System z™ IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The System z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full-capacity or sub-capacity

The Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct feature has Value Unit charging

Value Unit Exhibit VUE002

             Value Unit/
Usage        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 messages (which corresponds to 1.5 GByte accumulated file size) to Value Units is shown below:

          Messages         Value Units/
Usage     by tier          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

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site at

Basic license: To order, specify the program product number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks V2.2 - Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct
Program PID: 5655-R18

The following information is a summary of all license options and pricing metrics offered for the above PID number.

Entitlement                           License options/
identifier      Description           Pricing metrics
 
S01413K         Enhanced Support for  Basic OTC, Value Units
                SWIFTNet FileAct
 
Orderable supply ID    Language         Distribution medium
 
S01413G                English           3480

Subscription and Support PID: 5639-N51

The following information is a summary of all license options and pricing metrics offered for the above PID number.

Entitlement                        License options/
identifier   Description           Pricing metrics
 
S0144KH      Enhanced Support for  Basic ALC, Value Units SW S & S
             SWIFTNet FileAct      (for EMEA & Brazil only) Basic MLC,
                                   Value Units SW S & S No Charge
                                    Decline SW S & S
 
Orderable supply ID    Language         Distribution medium
 
S01413J                English          Paper

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®).

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery of ServerPac may help improve automation and software delivery time. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

Media type for this software product is chosen during the Customized Offerings ordering process. Based on your customer environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape media is selected. Currently offered media types are:

  • CBPDOs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
  • ServerPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*
  • SystemPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 3590, 3592*

*
3592 is highest density media. Selecting 3592 will ship the fewest number of media.

Once a product becomes generally available, it will be included in the next ServerPac and SystemPac monthly update.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

  • CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.
  • ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after inclusion in ServerPac.
  • SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after inclusion in SystemPac due to additional customization, and data input verification.

 
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Terms and conditions

The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage® Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:

  • IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

S/390® and System z IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Limited warranty: IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Guide for further information at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program support: Enhanced support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance, as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. You will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement

Passport Advantage applies: No

Usage restriction: Yes

Use limitation applies: Message-based pricing, based on the volume of message units used by a licensed user, applies for this feature:

  • Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct

A message unit is defined as a transaction that is external to the program. Such transactions are typically measured when leaving the program and entering a network (for example, SWIFT Secure IP Network (SIPN) or company internal network) or network access controller (such as the SWIFTAlliance Gateway), and when leaving a network or network access controller and entering the program.

Since the Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct feature can be used to send and receive a variety of information including financial messages, the amount of data sent and received via FileAct is measured in kilobytes (KB). Each KB of transferred data corresponds to one message unit. For example, 800 MB of transferred data equates to 819,200 message units (800 x 1024).

The volume of message units that is relevant for pricing purposes is the total number of monthly message units of each service a licensed user sends and receives, using the program, based on the peak monthly message volume from the preceding twelve 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 either the message counting procedure identified by IBM to create a message usage report or another message usage reporting mechanism agreed by IBM for extensions developed external to IBM for 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 and maintenance.

Subsequent pricing and annual adjustment: Pricing of the program for the second year and subsequent years will be reassessed based on relevant message-based usage reports provided by the customer. Appropriate pricing of the program 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.

The responsibility of end users to cooperate: To support the message-based pricing described above, each end user of the program also agrees:

  1. To promptly install any enabling code required for message-based pricing.
  2. To collect and provide to IBM the relevant message usage report at least once per year, and to retain that data for at least six months after providing it to IBM.
  3. To measure message usage based on the latest message counting mechanism provided by IBM, and to conduct such measurements in accordance with new terms specified in new versions or releases of the program.
  4. To send to IBM the message usage report for each license of the program the end user possesses.
  5. That usage data, which reflect increased usage, will be deemed to be orders placed by the end user without further action on the end user's part, and that IBM is authorized to make any resulting billing increase. (Late submission of usage reports will result in retroactive billing.)
  6. That, for as long as message-based pricing remains in effect for the program, and for six months thereafter, IBM has the right to review the data used to prepare the usage report for the previous six months. The review will be at the end user's premises, at the mutual convenience of IBM and the end user, during the end user's normal business hours, and in a manner that minimizes disruption to the end user's business. IBM may use an independent auditor for this with the end user's prior approval, which will not be unreasonably withheld. If the end user prefers the review to occur off its premises, the end user may send data to IBM.

Software Maintenance applies: No. For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering. This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised SoftwareXcel offering, visit

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: Yes

Other support: Subscription Support

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available: Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
 
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

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Prices

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Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

Program name: WebSphere Business Integration for Financial Networks V2.2 -  Enhanced Support for SWIFTNet FileAct
Program PID: 5655-R18

Entitlement                          License option/
identifier      Description          Pricing metric
 
S01413K         Enhanced Support for  Basic OTC, Value Units
                SWIFTNet FileAct

Subscription and Support PID: 5639-N51

Entitlement                           License option/
identifier      Description           Pricing metric
 
S0144KH         Enhanced Support for  Basic ALC, Value Units SW S & S
                SWIFTNet FileAct -    Basic MLC, Value Units SW S & S
                Subscription and
                Support               Decline SW S & S (no charge)

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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
             3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
             Markham, Ontario
             Canada
             L3R 2Z1
 
 Reference:  YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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