IBM InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for DB2 , InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for IMS , and InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for VSAM on z/OS help you collect and report changes to data

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-383
October 9, 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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IBM® InfoSphere® Guardium® S-TAP® for DB2® on z/OS® , V9.0 includes support for:

InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for IMS™ on z/OS , V9.0 includes support for:

InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for VSAM on z/OS , V9.0 includes support for:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).



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InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for DB2 on z/OS is a software component of the InfoSphere Guardium solution that is designed to enable you to capture and deliver database SQL and related activity to a Guardium appliance for processing.

InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for IMS on z/OS is a software component of the InfoSphere Guardium solution that is designed to enable you to capture and deliver database activity to a Guardium appliance for processing.

InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for VSAM on z/OS is also a software component of the InfoSphere Guardium solution that is designed to enable you to capture and deliver selected VSAM data sets, records, and RACF events to a Guardium appliance for processing

You can employ all three solutions independently in the mainframe environment only, or integrate them with other InfoSphere Guardium database security and monitoring components across the enterprise to help enable a more secure centralized audit repository and management point.

For more information on the InfoSphere Guardium family of products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/guardium/


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For InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for DB2 on z/OS :

For InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for IMS on z/OS :

For InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for VSAM on z/OS : z/OS 1.11 (5694-A01), or later



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Planned availability date
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October 12, 2012



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Description
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The InfoSphere Guardium appliance is a simple, robust solution for preventing data leaks from databases and files, helping to ensure the integrity of information in the data center and automating compliance controls. It delivers a scalable platform, intended to help enable continuous monitoring of heterogeneous database and document sharing infrastructures, as well as enforcement of your policies for sensitive data access enterprise-wide. Designed to be a secure, centralized audit repository combined with an integrated compliance workflow automation application, the appliance is intended to streamline compliance validation activities across a wide variety of mandates.

The InfoSphere Guardium appliance's architecture enables users to select the modules appropriate for their immediate needs, adding modules as requirements grow and change. Available modules include1 :

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Not all modules available for all platforms

The InfoSphere Guardium appliance is intended to address the entire database security and compliance lifecycle with a unified web console, back-end data store, and workflow automation system, helping enable you to:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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

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

Value Unit-based pricing

Value Unit pricing for eligible IBM System z® IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) programs enables a lower cost of incremental growth and enterprise aggregation. Each System z IPLA product with Value Unit pricing has a single price per Value Unit and a conversion matrix, called Value Unit Exhibit, for converting from some designated measurement to Value Units. Most commonly, Millions of Service Units (MSUs) is the measurement designated by IBM to be converted to Value Units. Some other measurements are engines or messages. Since MSUs are the most common measurement, that measurement will be used for the remainder of this description.

Value Unit pricing offers price benefits for you. 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 . Each of the various Value Unit Exhibits stipulate that the larger your required license capacity, the fewer Value Units per MSU you will need. Value Unit Exhibits are uniquely identified by a three digit code and referred to using the nomenclature VUExxx, where xxx is the three digit code.

Subsequent acquisitions of Value Unit priced programs offer additional price benefits. The quantity of each System z IPLA program that you have acquired is referred to as entitled license capacity . If you wish to grow your entitled license capacity for a System z IPLA program, the calculation to determine additional needed Value Units is based upon the number of Value Units already acquired.

For each System z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, you should:

To simplify conversion from the designated measurement to Value Units or vice-versa, use the Value Unit Converter Tool. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the Value Unit Converter Tool, visit the Value Unit Converter Tool website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice/vuctool

Note that Value Units of a given product cannot be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Units of another product.

To determine the required license capacity for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Terms and conditions section.



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Program               Program
number     VRM        name

 
5655-STX  V9.0    InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
                       for VSAM on z/OS
 
5655-STY  V9.0    InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
                       for IMS on z/OS
 
5655-STR  V9.0    InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
                       for DB2 on z/OS
 

Product identification number

 
Program PID     Subscription and
number          Support PID number

5655-STX        5655-STW
 
5655-STY        5655-STN
 
5655-STR        5697-K16


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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

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).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=212-383


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The IBM Publications Center portal is at

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 or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats. They can all be downloaded free of charge.

The following publications are available on the IBM Publications Center. Also, one copy is shipped automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

Title                                Order number

InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for DB2    SC27-4467
 on z/OS Users Guide
 
InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for VSAM   SC27-4468
 on z/OS Users Guide
 
InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for IMS    SC27-4469
 on z/OS Users Guide
 


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Refer to the Software requirements section for the website that lists all requirements.

Software requirements

All software requirements for InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for VSAM on z/OS , V9.0, InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for IMS on z/OS , V9.0 and InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for DB2 on z/OS , V9.0 are available at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=swg27035836

Each 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.

Planning information

Packaging

InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for VSAM on z/OS

InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for IMS on z/OS

InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for DB2 on z/OS

Security, auditability, and control

The InfoSphere Guardium family of products uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. 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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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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Charge metric
PID       Charge
number    metric       Program Name

 
5655-STX  Value Units  InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
                        for VSAM on z/OS
 
5655-STY  Value Units  InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
                        for IMS on z/OS
 
5655-STR  Value Units  InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
                        for DB2 on z/OS
 

The programs in this announcement all have Value Unit-based pricing.

Value
unit     Program
exhibit  number     Program Name

VUE007   5655-STX   InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
                     for VSAM on z/OS
 
VUE007   5655-STY   InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
                     for IMS on z/OS
 
VUE007   5655-STR   InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
                     for DB2 on z/OS
 

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:

Value Unit exhibit VUE007

            MSUs      MSUs
            minimum   maximum   Value Units/MSU
 
Base          1         3       1
Tier A        4        45       0.45
Tier B       46       175       0.36
Tier C      176       315       0.27
Tier D      316         +       0.2

Value Units for mainframes without MSU ratings:

 
 Hardware    Value Units/machine
 
MP3000 H30    6
MP3000 H50    8
MP3000 H70   12
ESL models    2

Ordering example

The total number of Value Units is calculated according to the following example.

If your required license capacity is 1,500 MSUs for your selected System z IPLA product, the applicable Value Units would be:

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
          MSUs    *  Value Units/MSU = Value Units
Base          3   *  1.00            =    3.00
Tier A       42   *   .45            =   18.90
Tier B      130   *   .36            =   46.80
Tier C      140   *   .27            =   37.80
Tier D    1,185   *   .20            =  237.00

Total     1,500                         343.50

When calculating the total number of Value Units, the sum is to be rounded up to the next integer.

Basic license

On/Off CoD

All products in this announcement are eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

 
Program name:
InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for VSAM on z/OS, V9.0
Program PID: 5655-STX
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric   Description

S01738G      Basic OTC, per   InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
              MSU-day TUC      for VSAM on z/OS
 
Program name:
InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for IMS on z/OS, V9.0
Program PID: 5655-STY
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric   Description

S01738H      Basic OTC, per   InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
              MSU-day TUC      for IMS on z/OS
 
Program name:
InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for DB2 on z/OS, V9.0
Program PID: 5655-STR
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric   Description

SO1738J      Basic OTC, per   InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
              MSU-day TUC      for DB2 on z/OS
 

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:
InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for VSAM on z/OS, V9.0
Program PID: 5655-STX
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric   Description

S01738G      Basic OTC, per   InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
              Value Unit       for VSAM on z/OS
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                Distribution medium

S0172Z4                English                 3590 tape
 
 
Program name:
InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for IMS on z/OS, V9.0
Program PID: 5655-STY
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric   Description

S01738H      Basic OTC, per   InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
              Value Unit       for IMS on z/OS
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                Distribution medium

S0172Z5              English                   3590 tape
 
Program name:
InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for DB2 on z/OS, V9.0
Program PID: 5655-STR
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric   Description

SO1738J      Basic OTC, per   InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
              Value Unit       for DB2 on z/OS
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                Distribution medium

S0172Z7                English                 3590 tape
 
Program name:
InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for VSAM on z/OS S&S
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-STW
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric   Description

S016T7B      Basic ASC, per   InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
              Value Unit       for VSAM on z/OS S&S
              SW S&S
 
             Per MSU SW S&S
              registration
 
             No charge,
              decline SW S&S
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                Distribution medium

S016T7C                English                 Hardcopy pub
 
 
 
Program name:
InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for IMS on z/OS S&S
Subscription and Support PID: 5655-STN
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric   Description

S016T7J      Basic ASC, per   InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
              Value Unit       for IMS on z/OS S&S
              SW S&S
 
             Per MSU SW S&S
              registration
 
             No charge,
              decline SW S&S
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                Distribution medium

S016T7K                English                 Hardcopy pub
 
Program name:
InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for DB2 on z/OS S&S
Subscription and Support PID: 5697-K16
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric   Description

S012JP7      Basic ASC, per   InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
              Value Unit       for DB2 on z/OS S&S
              SW S&S
 
             Per MSU SW S&S
              registration
 
             No charge,
              decline SW S&S
 
 
Orderable supply ID    Language                Distribution medium

S012JP8                English                 Hardcopy pub
 

Subscription and Support

To receive voice technical support via telephone and future releases and versions at no additional charge, Subscription and Support must be ordered. The capacity of Subscription and Support (Value Units) must be the same as the capacity ordered for the product licenses.

To order, specify the Subscription and Support program number (PID) referenced above and the appropriate license or charge option.

IBM is also providing Subscription and Support for these products via a separately purchased offering under the terms of the IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance. This offering:

When Subscription and Support is ordered, the charges will automatically renew annually unless cancelled by you.

The combined effect of the IPLA license and the Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance gives you rights and support services comparable to those under the traditional ICA S/390® and System z license or its equivalent. To ensure that you continue to enjoy the level of support you are used to in the ICA business model, you must order both the license for the program and the support for the selected programs at the same Value Unit quantities.

Single version charging

To elect single version charging, you must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program, and the machine the programs are operating on.

Customized Offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac® .

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for Internet delivery in countries where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. Internet delivery reduces software delivery time and allows you to install software without the need to handle tapes. For more details on Internet delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information at

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

You choose the delivery method when you order the software. IBM recommends Internet delivery. In addition to Internet and DVD, the supported tape delivery options for CBPDO, ServerPac, and SystemPac , include:

Most products can be ordered in ServerPac and SystemPac the month following their availability on CBPDO. z/OS can be ordered via all three offerings at general availability. Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.



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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.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures:

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide 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.

License Information form number
Form           Product
number         number    Product name

GI13-2065   5655-STX  InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
                           for VSAM on z/OS
 
GI13-2066   5655-STY  InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
                           for IMS on z/OS
 
GI13-2064   5655-STR  InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
                           for DB2 on z/OS

The programs' 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 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.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes

For information on usage restrictions, refer to the License Information document that is available for each product on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support 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 Software Subscription and Support (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 offering, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.

Sub-capacity terms and conditions

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:

For more information on the Value Unit Exhibit for the System z IPLA program you selected, refer to the Ordering information section.

Program                                           Parent,
number      Program name         Terms            if applicable
 
5655-STX    InfoSphere Guardium  z/OS-based
             S-TAP for VSAM
             on z/OS
 
 
5655-STY    InfoSphere Guardium  Reference-based  IMS 9 for z/OS
             S-TAP for IMS                        IMS 10 for z/OS
             on z/OS                              IMS 11 for z/OS
 
5655-STR    InfoSphere Guardium  Reference-based  DB2 10 for z/OS
             S-TAP for DB2 on z/OS
              
Full-capacity mainframes

In cases where full capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based, z/OS based, full machine based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, visit

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Sub-capacity mainframes

In cases where sub-capacity is applicable, the following terms apply.

Execution based: The required capacity of a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with these terms equals the capacity of the LPARs where the System z IPLA program executes.

z/OS based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of z/OS on the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

Reference based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with these terms equals the license capacity of the applicable monthly license charge (MLC) program. This MLC program is called the parent program.

Full machine based: The required license capacity of a System z IPLA program with full machine based terms equals the MSU-rated capacity of the machines where the System z IPLA program executes.

For more information on mainframe MSU-rated capacities, refer to The IBM System z Machines Exhibit , Z125-3901, or visit the Mainframes section of the System z Exhibits website

http://ibm.com/zseries/library/swpriceinfo/

For additional information for products with reference-based terms, System z IPLA sub-capacity programs with reference-based terms adds value to the parent program across the environment, regardless of where in the environment the System z IPLA program executes.

An environment is defined as either a single or stand-alone machine or a qualified Parallel Sysplex® . You may have one or more different environments across the enterprise. To determine the required license capacity for each System z IPLA program with referenced-based terms, each environment should be assessed separately.

When a System z IPLA sub-capacity program with reference-based terms is used in a qualified Parallel Sysplex environment, the required license capacity of the System z IPLA program must equal with the license capacity of the parent program across the Parallel Sysplex . Qualified Parallel Sysplex refers to one:

Sub-capacity eligibility

To be eligible for sub-capacity charging on select System z IPLA programs, you must first implement and comply with all terms of either sub-capacity Workload License Charges (WLC) or sub-capacity Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC). To implement sub-capacity WLC or EWLC, a machine must be System z (or equivalent). On that machine:

For that machine, you must create and submit a Sub-Capacity Report to IBM each month. Sub-Capacity Reports must be generated using the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT). For additional information or to obtain a copy of SCRT, visit the System z Software Pricing website

http://ibm.com/zseries/swprice

You must comply with all of the terms of the WLC or EWLC offering, whichever is applicable:

Additionally, you must sign and comply with the terms and conditions specified in the amendment to the IPLA contract - Amendment for IBM System z9® and System z Programs Sub-Capacity Pricing (Z125-6929). Once the amendment is signed, the terms in the amendment replace any and all previous System z IPLA sub-capacity terms and conditions.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization for some products is determined based on the utilization of an eligible operating system and machine (for example, z/OS running in z/Architecture (64 bit) mode on a System z ((or equivalent) server).

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the utilization of a sub-capacity eligible reference product and machine.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Attachment for IBM System z On/Off Capacity on Demand (Z125-7883) must be signed prior to use.



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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.

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Information on charges is available at

http://www.ibm.com/support

Choose the option entitled Purchase/upgrade tools.

 
Program name:
InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for VSAM on z/OS, V9.0
Program PID: 5655-STX
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric   Description

S01738G      Basic OTC, per   InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
              Value Unit       for VSAM on z/OS
 
             Basic OTC, per
              MSU-day TUC
 
Program name:
InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for IMS on z/OS, V9.0
Program PID: 5655-STY
 
Entitlement  License option/
identifier   Pricing metric   Description

S01738H      Basic OTC, per   InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
              Value Unit       for IMS on z/OS
 
             Basic OTC, per
              MSU-day TUC
 
Program name:
 InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for DB2 on z/OS, V9.0
 Program PID: 5655-STR
 
 Entitlement  License option/
 identifier   Pricing metric   Description
 
 SO1738J      Basic OTC, per   InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP
               Value Unit       for DB2 on z/OS
 
              Basic OTC, per
               MSU-day TUC
 

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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).

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: LE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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