IBM Mobile Connect V6.1.5 provides enhanced platform support and integration with IBM Connections Mobile, IBM Sametime Mobile, and IBM Lotus Traveler

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-313
November 20, 2012


Table of contents
Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order now Order now
Publications Publications


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At a glance
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IBM® Mobile Connect V6.1.5 helps make it easier for mobile users to:

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
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IBM Mobile Connect V6.1.5 is a distributed, scalable, multipurpose communications software platform. IBM Mobile Connect is designed to help:

New features



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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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November 26, 2012: Electronic availability

December 4, 2012: Media availability



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Description
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IBM Mobile Connect V6.1.5 is application agnostic and can be used in conjunction with many applications that are both web based (via clientless Virtual Private Network (VPN) and client based (via traditional VPN client) including IBM Lotus iNotes , IBM Lotus Notes Traveler, IBM Lotus Notes , IBM Sametime , IBM Connections, IBM WebSphere® Portal, and IBM Lotus Quickr® . You can encrypt business applications and extend them to mobile users using a desktop, laptop, or handheld mobile device outside of the traditional office while providing an additional layer of access security to enterprise applications whose infrastructure is located in corporate intranets.

IBM Mobile Connect helps protect sensitive information transmitted over wireless networks and allows mobile users to maintain session persistence through seamless network roaming. It also helps reduce mobile transmission costs and lowers connection fees through data optimization.

With IBM Mobile Connect, you can use an extensive list of standard Internet Protocol (IP) and non-IP wireless bearer networks, server hardware, device operating systems, and mobile security protocols. By creating a mobile VPN, IBM Mobile Connect goes well beyond the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) level of security offered by other (mobile and nonmobile) products.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Mobile Connect is capable as of December 4, 2012, 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 US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following website

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language        GA date
 
IBM Mobile Connect V6.1.5      Multilingual    December 4, 2012
                               (French,
                               Korean,
                               Chinese -
                               Simplified,
                               Spanish,
                               Portuguese-Brazilian,
                               German,
                               Japanese,
                               Chinese -
                               Traditional,
                               English US,
                               Italian)


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Program number
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-R20   6.1.5                        IBM Mobile Connect


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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training website

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

IBM Software Services for Education provides education to support many IBM offerings. For a complete list of offerings visit the website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/training


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For the most up-to-date requirements, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=swg27008473
Software requirements

For the most up-to-date supported operating systems and software, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=swg27008473

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations

Mobility Client is software that runs locally on user devices and offers a full-function interface to communicate with Connection Manager. Once Mobility Client authenticates to Connection Manager, a VPN is established and the device securely joins the enterprise intranet. Connection Manager supports standard IP routing (includes routing over non-IP wireless bearer networks) to help ensure unbroken, end-to-end Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) sessions between mobile devices and application servers. Mobility Client also includes a toolkit and application program interfaces to create network-aware applications. Limitations may apply to some devices.

For additional information, refer to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Planning information

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express® . Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

This product is available through IBM Passport Advantage on CD-ROMs in a Passport Advantage media pack or via electronic download. Publications are not shipped with the product.

Security, auditability, and control

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

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Mobile Connect                  IBM Mobile      IBM Mobile
                                    Connect         Connect
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Mobile Connect                    5724-R20   Processor-Days
IBM Mobile Connect                    5724-R20   PA Per VU Value
                                                  Unit
IBM Mobile Connect                    5724-R20   PA Per
                                                  Authorized User

Charge metrics definitions

Authorized User

Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the program. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers and each Authorized User may have simultaneous access to any number of instances of the program at one time. Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User accessing the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User an may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Mobile Connect

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Mobile Connect
IBM Mobile Connect per Authorized User Annual SW S&S     E033MLL
 Rnwl
IBM Mobile Connect per Authorized User Lic + SW S&S 12   D59QLLL
 Mo
IBM Mobile Connect per Authorized User SW S&S Reinstate  D59QNLL
 12 Mo
IBM Mobile Connect per Value Unit Annual SW S&S Rnwl     E033LLL
IBM Mobile Connect per Value Unit Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo     D59QKLL
IBM Mobile Connect per Value Unit SW S&S Reinstate 12    D59QMLL
 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Mobile Connect V6.1.5
IBM Mobile Connect SUSE Linux family,Solaris SPARC       AH177ML
 Platform Edition (Sun)

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.

IBM Mobile Connect V6.1.5

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Mobile Connect per      IBM Mobile Connect SUSE     AH177ML
 Authorized User             Linux family,Solaris SPARC
                             Platform Edition (Sun)
IBM Mobile Connect per      IBM Mobile Connect SUSE     AH177ML
 Value Unit                  Linux family,Solaris SPARC
                             Platform Edition (Sun)

On/Off CoD

IBM Mobile Connect

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Mobile Connect Processor Day Per Use-DAY, On Off     D59QJLL
Capacity on dem


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Terms and conditions
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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.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage , where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

License Information form number
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM Mobile Connect                        5724-R20   L-PMMR-83LH3L

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
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. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

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

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM , including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

For clarification, note that 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 the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

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

International Passport Agreement
Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

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

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express . Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support 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, 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, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support 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 the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Other terms
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

Statement of good security practices

IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered destroyed or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract - Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries® and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand - Software - must be signed prior to use.



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IBM Electronic Services
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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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IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.



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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or 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).

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Reference: YE001

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