Software Announcement 299-325
October 26, 1999

IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1 Improves Productivity for Mobile Workforce

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At a Glance

IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway V5.1 builds on eNetwork Wireless Gateway V4 with powerful new features:

  • Satellite network support, providing solutions for customers in areas with poor land-based network coverage
  • Windows CE clients, securely connecting new handheld devices directly to the corporate network
  • PPP client support, providing connectivity services for standard clients that are not SecureWay Wireless Clients
  • New client architecture enabling users to configure modems and connections through standard operating system features
  • SecureWay Wireless Gatekeeper, a user-friendly graphical administration utility, to remotely manage any number of SecureWay Wireless Gateways from a wide variety of platforms, including Windows NT

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Overview

IBM's eNetwork™ Wireless Gateway has been enhanced and renamed to IBM SecureWay™ Wireless Gateway for AIX® V5.1. This software helps improve productivity for mobile employees by giving them the enterprise network access they need for top performance.

SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1 includes:

  • IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway and Clients, which extend TCP/IP communications to mobile clients running over a wide variety of wireline network connections
  • IBM SecureWay Wireless Gatekeeper, a user-friendly graphical administration application that enables users to remotely administer a Wireless Gateway server from multiple platforms

SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1 offers enhanced:

  • Performance and operations of network connections using the SecureWay Wireless Gateway
  • Reliability and scalability to help you address enterprise or customer needs through fewer Gateway servers

Key Prerequisites

  • SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX requires AIX V4.3.2 or higher
  • SecureWay Wireless Clients for Windows™ requires Windows 95 R2, Windows 98, Windows NT™ V4 plus SP4 or SP5, or Windows CE H/PC 2.00 or H/PC PRO 2.11
  • SecureWay Wireless Gatekeeper requires one of the following:
    • Microsoft™ Windows 95/98/NT platform that supports Java™ Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.1.7
    • IBM AIX platform that supports Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.1.8
    • Sun Solaris RISC platform that supports Java Runtime Environment 1.1.8
    • Red Hat Linux V5.2 using Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.1.7 available from Blackdown organization

Planned Availability Date

October 29, 1999

Description

IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1

The IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1 continues to be the strategic software for IBM customers to extend applications such as 5250 (AS/400®) and 3270 (CICS®, IMS™, and so on) Web-based client applications to mobile and/or wireless users. In addition to features seen in eNetwork Wireless Gateway V4, the IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1 adds several new features:

  • Satellite Support
  • Windows CE clients
  • PPP client support
  • User-friendly remote administration application (called the Gatekeeper)

SecureWay Wireless Gateway

New functions available with the SecureWay Wireless Gateway include:

  • New network support:
    • Norcom/Bellsouth Wireless Data combination which provides a satellite solution for customers needing extra coverage issues.
    • Also, with advances in secure IP connections both in the industry and at network providers, customers can now setup IP connections across the Internet with service providers instead of using X.25 connections in some cases.
  • New Clients:
    • Windows CE (Handheld) and Windows CE Professional (larger Handheld).
    • PPP, allowing customers to use the SecureWay Wireless Gateway as an access point for any client that uses PPP for access.
    • Windows 32 clients using standard Windows APIs, meaning customers can use and configure any modem via the Microsoft Dial-up Networking application/box.
  • SecureWay Gatekeeper:
    • This new server administration program is a user-friendly GUI application that allows customers to remotely manage a large number of gateways and users from any platform.

Limitations

National language versions of IBM SecureWay Wireless Gatekeeper are supported on the Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, and AIX platforms.

Year 2000

These products do not have date dependencies and are, therefore, Year 2000 ready.

Euro Currency

These programs are not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

Intended Customers: Customers fall into several distinct categories for IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1.

Direct Customers

The first set of customers are those that have a direct need to grant enterprise network access to their mobile employees. These have several distinct needs, depending on the company size, the nature of the workers, and the line of business to which the mobile workers report.

One set of these customers is looking to take a current application (such as an AS/400-based dispatch system or a Sales Force application) and simply grant wireless access to mobile employees, making better use of the software application already installed.

Another set of customers actually installs a new application and considers mobile clients different from LAN-connected clients.

For both sets of customers that data transmitted over the wireless connection requires optimization, encryption,and authentication to some degree. This product contains 56-bit encryption. Customers who purchase a new system usually leave middleware decisions up to the vendor providing the wireless solution, whereas customers wishing to extend current applications tend to evaluate middleware themselves.

Resellers and Business Partners

The differences mentioned above provide the need for a second set of customers, specifically wireless solution, device, and network providers that require some type of wireless middleware for connection optimization, encryption, and authentication. IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1 appeals to these customers because they can use traditional networking software methods (for example, Sockets) for communications, as opposed to a proprietary API. This reduces development time and enables solution providers to address certain concerns. Customers might have multiple applications across a single wireless connection.

Trademarks

 
eNetwork, SecureWay, and IMS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX, AS/400, and CICS are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows, Windows NT, and Microsoft are trademarks 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.

Publications

The following publication can be ordered from Mechanicsburg immediately upon planned availability. To order, contact your IBM representative.

                                                  Order
Title                                             Number
 
IBM SecureWay(TM) Wireless Gateway
Administrator's Guide
 English                                          GC31-8633
 Brazilian Portuguese                             GC17-1325
 German                                           GC12-2546
 Hungarian                                        GC22-5217
 Russian                                          GH43-0098
 Portuguese                                       GC17-5366
 Japanese                                         GD88-7819
 Korean                                           GA30-0355
 Traditional Chinese                              GC40-0203
 Russian                                          GH43-0098

Displayable Softcopy Publications: The IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway offers a manual in displayable softcopy form. Administrator's Guide is available in portable document file (PDF) format on the CD-ROM.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements

Gateway Install Hardware Requirements

The following hardware is required to use the IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1:

  • RS/6000® with 100MB disc space available.
  • IBM X.25 coprocessor card is required if you are connecting IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX® V5.1 to any of the following packet radio networks:
    • ARDIS-X.25
    • DataTAC-SCR-X.25
    • Mobitex-X.25
    • Modacom-SCR

    Note: If you connect to ARDIS, DataTAC-SCR, or Mobitex directly, rather than through X.25, they do not require an X.25 coprocessor card.

    • For MCA-bus RS/6000 machines, use the IBM X.25 Interface Co-Processor/2 card.
    • For ISA-bus RS/6000 machines, use the IBM X.25 Interface Co-Processor/1 card.
  • Asynchronous adapter and modem if you are connecting the IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1 to a circuit-switched cellular network using RS232 communication, for example, PSTN, GSM, or AMPS.
  • LAN adapter for connection to the IP network, and to the RNG of either a DataTAC-TCP, Mobitex, or RNC3000 radio network.
  • Because the data from a CDPD network provider is typically routed to the IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1 over the Internet, there is no specific adapter that is required to attach the Wireless Gateway to a CDPD network. The IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1 could use LAN cards that eventually connect to an IP router, or it could have some other type of connection, such as frame relay. Make sure the CDPD system is fully operational before starting the IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1.
  • To attach a DATARADIO network to the IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1, connect each multi-site controller (MSC) using TCP/IP over Ethernet. Set up and test the network for standard DATARADIO operation before configuring for the Wireless Gateway.

Client Install Hardware Requirements

The following hardware is required to use the IBM SecureWay Wireless Client:

  • A mobile computer with sufficient resources (processor speed, hard drive, and memory) to run the operating system, manage modem communications, and run your other applications. The only additional resource required for the SecureWay Wireless Client is disk space, as described in "Client disk space requirements" in the manual ( SecureWay Wireless Gateway Administrator's Guide ).
  • A modem or interface card for your network.

Software Requirements

Gateway Install Software Requirements

The following system software is required to use the IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1:

  • AIX Version 4.3.2
  • AIX V4.3.2 required software:
    • Base Operating System, level 4.3.2:
    • TCP/IP Server
    • TCP/IP Client
    • AIXlink 1.1.3.0 or later

    Note: AIXlink is needed only if using an X.25 adapter.

    • AIXlink/X.25 Runtime Environment
    • AIXlink/X.25 Server Support
    • AIXlink/X.25 NPI (Network Programming Interface)
    • To use the network management function, you must install TME 10™ NetView® for AIX V3.1.2. Note that NetView for AIX requires other software, for example, X-Windows.

Client Install Software Requirements

You can install the SecureWay Wireless Client on any of these operating systems:

  • Windows™ 95 R0 or R1 with the Winsock 2 update (the Winsock 2 update will be installed with the SecureWay Wireless Client if it is needed)
  • Windows 95 R2
  • Windows 98
  • Windows NT™ Version 4 with Service Pack 4 or 5
  • Windows CE Version H/PC 2.00, or H/PC PRO 2.11

Corequisite Software

The SecureWay Wireless Client requires a SecureWay Wireless Gateway.

Limitations: National language versions of SecureWay Wireless Gatekeeper are supported on the Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, and AIX platforms.

Planning Information

Packaging: IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1 packages have the following contents:

  • CD-ROM for all languages
  • Proof of Entitlement
  • Service Key Card
  • International Program License Agreement
  • IPLA Pointer
  • License Information
  • Year 2000 Service Notice
  • SecureWay Flyer
  • IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway Administrator's Guide manual.

Security, Auditability, and Control

IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1 uses the security and auditability features of the RS/6000 software 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

Each program package includes authorization for one user. In addition, customers can purchase a POE (Proof of Entitlement) which will allow the customer use of a single program package license up to the quantity of use acquired. Media packs acquired through the Passport Advantage program do not include a user authorization.

Under this Agreement, you may copy and use Your Product on every computer for which a user POE has been obtained.

                                 Program       Feature    Part
Description                      Number        Number     Number
 
SecureWay Wireless
 Gateway for AIX V5.1
 1 Server/1 Registered
 Package Program
 User Install
  English                        5801-AAR      6707       11K6181
SecureWay Wireless
 Gateway for AIX V5.1
 1 Additional Server
 Install                         5802-AAR      3042       11K6187
SecureWay Wireless
 Gateway for AIX V5.1
 1 Registered User
 Install                         5807-AAR      1461       11K6189

Upgrades

Upgrades for IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway for AIX V5.1 can be obtained if you have the IBM eNetwork™ Wireless Gateway Version 4.

                                 Order
                                 Type          Feature    Part
Description                      Number        Number     Number
 
SecureWay Wireless
 Gateway for AIX V5.1
 CD-ROM 1 Server/
 1 Registered User
 Install Program
 Package Upgrade
  English                        5803-AAR      3493       11K6184
SecureWay Wireless
 Gateway for AIX V5.1
 1 Additional Server
 Install Upgrade                 5804-AAR      1239       11K6188
SecureWay Wireless
 Gateway for AIX V5.1
 1 Registered User
 Install Upgrade                 5808-AAR      0691       11K6190

Passport Advantage
                                                            Part
Program Name/Description                                    Number
 
VPO Instl           SecureWay Wireless Install              D16QGML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
VPO Instl/SW Sub    SecureWay Wireless Install 1 Year       D16QIML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
VPO Instl/SW Sub    SecureWay Wireless Install 2 Years      D16QMML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
VPO SW Sub Rnwl     SecureWay Wireless Install              E06TLML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
VPO SW Sub          SecureWay Wireless Install 1 Year       D16QUML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
VPO SW Sub          SecureWay Wireless Install 2 Years      D16QVML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
                                                            Part
Program Name/Description                                    Number
 
CO Instl/SW Sub     SecureWay Wireless Install 1st Anniv    D16QWML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
CO Instl/SW Sub     SecureWay Wireless Install 2nd Anniv    D16UVML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
CO SW Sub Rnwl      SecureWay Wireless Install              E06U8ML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
CO SW Sub           SecureWay Wireless Install 1st Anniv    D16UYML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
CO SW Sub           SecureWay Wireless Install 2nd Anniv    D16UZML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
CO Supt             SecureWay Wireless Install 1st Anniv    E06UDML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
CO Instl/SW Sub/    SecureWay Wireless Install 1st Anniv    D16V0ML
 Supt               Gateway for AIX 5.1
CO Instl/SW Sub/    SecureWay Wireless Install 2nd Anniv    D16V1ML
 Supt               Gateway for AIX 5.1
CO SW Sub/Supt      SecureWay Wireless Install 1st Anniv    D16V3ML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
CO SW Sub/Supt      SecureWay Wireless Install 1st Anniv    E06UIML
 Rnwl               Gateway for AIX 5.1
 
VPO Instl           SecureWay Wireless User                 D16V9ML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
VPO Instl/SW Sub    SecureWay Wireless User 1 Year          D16VAML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
VPO Instl/SW Sub    SecureWay Wireless User 2 Years         D16VBML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
VPO SW Sub Rnwl     SecureWay Wireless User                 E06UVML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
VPO SW Sub          SecureWay Wireless User 1 Year          D16VEML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
VPO SW Sub          SecureWay Wireless User 2 Years         D16VFML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
 
CO Instl/SW Sub     SecureWay Wireless User 1st Anniv       D16VGML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
CO Instl/SW Sub     SecureWay Wireless User 2nd Anniv       D16VHML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
CO SW Sub Rnwl      SecureWay Wireless User                 E06V2ML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
CO SW Sub           SecureWay Wireless User 1st Anniv       D16VKML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
CO SW Sub           SecureWay Wireless User 2nd Anniv       D16VLML
                    Gateway for AIX 5.1
VPO Trd Inst/SW     SecureWay Wireless 1 SvrIns. 1 Year     D16QNML
 Sub                Gateway for AIX 5.1
CO Trd Inst/SW      SecureWay Wireless 1 SvrIns. 1st Anniv  D16UWML
 Sub                Gateway for AIX 5.1
CO Trd Ins/SW       SecureWay Wireless 1 SvrIns. 1st Anniv  D16V2ML
 Sb/Spt             Gateway for AIX 5.1
VPO Trd Inst/       SecureWay Wireless 1 Reg.Usr 1 Year     D16VCML
 SW Sub             Gateway for AIX 5.1
CO Trd Inst/        SecureWay Wireless 1 Reg.Usr 1st Anniv  D16VIML
 SW Sub             Gateway for AIX 5.1

Media Pack Numbers
 
Program Name/                                                 Part
Description                   Type Package -- Country         Number
 
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Media Package -- Internat.      BE7LEIE
 AIX V5.1                      English
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Media Package -- Brazilian      E7LEBP
 AIX V5.1                      Portuguese
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Media Package -- Portuguese     BE7LEPT
 AIX V5.1
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Media Package -- German         BE7LEDE
 AIX V5.1
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Media Package -- Spanish        BE7LEES
 AIX V5.1
Program Name/                                                 Part
Description                   Type Package -- Country         Number
 
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Media Package -- Trad.          BE7LETC
 AIX V5.1                      Chinese
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Media Package -- Simp.          BE7LESC
 AIX V5.1                      Chinese
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Media Package -- Japanese       BE7LEJA
 AIX V5.1
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Media Package -- Korean         BE7LEKO
 AIX V5.1
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Media Package -- Canadian       BE7LECF
 AIX V5.1                      French
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Media Package -- Hungarian      BE7LEHU
 AIX V5.1
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Media Package -- Russian        BE7LERU
 AIX V5.1
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Media Package -- Polish         BE7LEPL
 AIX V5.1
 
Document Pack Numbers
 
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Document Package -- Internat.   BE7V0IE
 AIX V5.1                      English
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Document Package -- Brazilian   BE7V0BP
 AIX V5.1                      Portuguese
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Document Package -- Portuguese  BE7V0PT
 AIX V5.1
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Document Package -- German      BE7V0DE
 AIX V5.1
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Document Package -- Spanish     BE7V0ES
 AIX V5.1
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Document Package -- Trad.       BE7V0TC
 AIX V5.1                      Chinese
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Document Package -- Simp.       BE7V0SC
 AIX V5.1                      Chinese
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Document Package -- Japanese    BE7V0JA
 AIX V5.1
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Document Package -- Korean      BE7V0KO
 AIX V5.1
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Document Package -- Canadian    BE7V0CF
 AIX V5.1                      French
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Document Package -- Hungarian   BE7V0HU
 AIX V5.1
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Document Package -- Russian     BE7V0RU
 AIX V5.1
SecureWay Wireless Gateway    Document Package -- Polish      BE7V0PL
 AIX V5.1

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

License Information Form Number: There is no License Information Form Number at this time. The form number of the manual, IBM SecureWay Wireless Gateway and Client Administrator's Guide , in English, is GC31-8633-01.

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Program Services

Available until October 31, 2001

Money-back Guarantee: Two-month, money-back guarantee

Copy and Use on Home/Portable Computer: Yes

Support Line: Yes

Volume Orders: Yes, contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage Applies: Yes

Passport Advantage Subscription Applies: Yes

Upgrades: Customers can acquire upgrades up to the currently authorized level of use of the qualifying programs.

AIX/UNIX® Upgrade Protection Applies: No

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

AS/400® Software Subscription Applies: No

Variable Charges Apply: No

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Trademarks

 
SecureWay and eNetwork are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
RS/6000, AIX, NetView, and AS/400 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
 
TME 10 is a trademark of Tivoli Systems, Inc. in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.