Advanced messaging security provided by IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS V7.0.1

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-335
October 5, 2010


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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
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(Corrected on February 4, 2011)

The Ordering information and Terms and conditions sections are revised.

(Corrected on October 18, 2010)

The At a glance, Description, and Product positioning sections are revised.

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WebSphere® MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS® V7.0.1 extends the security features of IBM® WebSphere MQ with:

  • Application-level, end-to-end data protection
  • Comprehensive security without writing complex security code or modifying or recompiling existing applications
  • Administration of security policies across mainframe and distributed servers through MQ explorer or Command Line
  • WebSphere MQ server and WebSphere MQ client support
  • Integration with a IBM WebSphere File Transfer Edition to provide end-to-end secure messaging solution

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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Information security is one of the top concerns both for business leaders and for those responsible for IT.

Ensuring that information moving around the enterprise retains its integrity and is protected from unauthorized access is an ongoing challenge and responsibility for all organizations.

Based on WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS V6.0, WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS V7.0.1 is designed to remove many technical prerequisites to simplify installation and configuration. WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS V7.0.1 will help address these challenges when moving information around the enterprise between virtually every type of commercial IT system.

These advanced security services are compatible with:

  • WebSphere Message Broker
  • WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition V7.0.3

WebSphere MQ for z/OS is a prerequisite for WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS V7.0.1. A separate license of WebSphere MQ for z/OS is required for this product on the IBM system z platform. WebSphere MQ for z/OS is offered under a monthly license charge (MLC) license model, and IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS is offered under one-time-charge license (zOTC).

For any customers who are currently paying for WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition on z/OS V6.0, contact an IBM sales representative for help with new license purchase for WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS V7.0.1, when you are ready to migrate to WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS V7.0.1. You are advised to stop paying MLC for WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS V6.0, and start paying MLC for WebSphere MQ for z/OS after migrating to WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS V7.0.1.



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z/OS V1.8, or later

For a comprehensive list of prerequisites, refer to the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date
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October 8, 2010



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Description
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WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS V7.0.1 delivers a special edition of WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0.1 with increased security features.

In addition to providing the reliable messaging services of WebSphere MQ, WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS also offers a multiplatform security management solution that provides data protection for WebSphere MQ-based applications, without the need to modify or even recompile them.

This enhanced data protection acts at the application layer, above the link or channel level, so that the integrity and confidentiality of messages can be preserved and demonstrated not just while messages are in transit between systems, but also while they are under the control of WebSphere MQ (that is, while residing in a message queue). This is critical when using WebSphere MQ to process personally identifiable information or other types of sensitive data, such as high value transactions. WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS can help clients as part of their regulatory compliance efforts to meet their security goals and obligations.

With WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS, you gain the flexibility to add application-level data protection and security policy administration to the broad set of security services previously available in WebSphere MQ. The application-level data protection services in WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS adds another dimension to the link-level data protection services available in WebSphere MQ. For example, application-level data protection captures message data and secures it before the message is placed onto a queue.

For even greater flexibility, messages can be individually and digitally signed or signed and encrypted based on the policy you set. If you want, you can define your security policy so that only a subset of the messages passing over a single channel is secured. Further, when using the application-level data protection, each message is signed with a unique private key associated with the sending application. Message origination can be traced to the originating application instead of only to the originating channel.

Individual messages are encrypted under unique keys, helping to remove the threat of compromising the encryption key through repetitive use.

WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS can save you development expense and time. It can remove the need to reengineer and modify your applications to secure message data from within each application. Reengineering existing production applications is an expensive process, the costs of which only begin with the application recoding expenses.

Licensing cryptography routines, training your staff, designing and implementing a real-time key exchange process, and budgeting for your ongoing maintenance cost of custom security code make this approach to solving your security problems impractical. With WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS, you may see an immediate return on investment upon deploying it.

For processing sensitive data like financial transactions, Human Resources records, medical records, or any other type of personally identifiable information (PII), application-level data protection yields a true end-to-end security model.

WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS also enables administration of security policies on queue managers and on individual queues. These include:

  • Put and get access control permissions, including time of day and day of week restriction.
  • Data protection options (none, integrity, and privacy).
  • Audit options that allow generation of a specific security audit record for each open, put, get, and close operation showing the security policy in place and whether it was successfully enforced. This can be critical in demonstrating compliance with legislation like the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or similar mandates in other countries.

Administration is performed via MQ explorer or Command Line for setting, viewing, and updating policies. A delegation capability allows IT organizations to maintain control over the enterprise security infrastructure for WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS and still grant a specific department or line-of-business the ability to manage its subset of resources. Administration can also be done via scripting using a command line interface.

An enterprise-wide view of these security policies, with the ability for authorized administrators to update them, can greatly improve efficiencies and reduce administrative costs.

The advanced security services offered in this release of WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS, require the installation of z/OS V1.8 or later.

For more details on the base-level, security functions available in WebSphere MQ for z/OS refer to Software Announcement 209-248, dated August 25, 2009.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A U.S. 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

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS V7.0.1 is capable as of October 8, 2010, 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) can be requested on the following website

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:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

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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WebSphere MQ family offers a messaging backbone for SOA connectivity. It connects new and existing applications, as well as Web services, with reliable messaging. WebSphere MQ is a first step to SOA as a transport layer to underpin an enterprise service bus. It delivers assured, reliable messaging - as well other qualities of service - offering choice in the class of delivery.

WebSphere MQ supports industry-standard Java™ Messaging Service (JMS) messaging. It enables simple, RESTful access from Web 2.0 to core back-end applications. WebSphere MQ integrates virtually any commercial IT system with support for more than 80 platform configurations. It integrates Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) applications, Microsoft® .NET applications, IBM CICS®, IBM IMS™, IBM DB2®, and packaged applications.

WebSphere MQ can help organizations get more from their IT investments by offering a reliable and flexible integration backbone for exchanging messages between applications and Web services.

  • WebSphere MQ, the core of application integration, delivers the reliable, proven messaging backbone for SOA connectivity, as the universal, multipurpose data transport. It connects many commercial IT systems, with support for more than 80 platform configurations. WebSphere MQ supports industry-standard JMS messaging and offers a choice of APIs. WebSphere MQ interoperates with the JMS embedded in WebSphere Application Server, extending its reach to non-JEE environments. WebSphere MQ is a flexible connectivity solution that can grow incrementally with changing business needs.
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS exploits the capabilities of the IBM System z platform to deliver a messaging powerhouse.
  • WebSphere MQ for HP OpenVMS, WebSphere MQ for HP NonStop Server, and MQSeries® for z/VSE™ all extend the reach of WebSphere MQ to these specific computing platforms.
  • WebSphere MQ Telemetry extends messaging beyond enterprise boundaries to remote sensors and devices making data and events from the real-world readily available to existing applications, services and decision makers enabling organizations to sense-and-respond faster.
  • WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition adds file-specific features to the proven WebSphere MQ transport. It delivers a managed file transfer solution that enables the movement of files between IT systems with reliability and without the need for programming.
  • WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security expands the industry-standard security supplied by WebSphere MQ with end-to-end data protection for applications. It enables enterprise-wide, management of security polices on an MQ network and can be deployed to existing production environments without changes to existing WebSphere MQ applications.
  • WebSphere MQ Low Latency Messaging (on Linux®, Microsoft Windows®, and Solaris platforms) extends the WebSphere MQ product family with low-latency, high-throughput delivery. It is optimized for the high-volume, low-latency requirements typical of financial markets firms and other industries where speed of data delivery is paramount.

The WebSphere portfolio provides additional connectivity capabilities that can build on, and take advantage of, the SOA Messaging provided by WebSphere MQ:

  • WebSphere Service Registry and Repository provides an SOA Repository that can help publish, find, enrich, manage, and govern services and policies in your SOA. Using the MQ Service Definition, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository can now be used visualize the relationships between MQ services and to govern the lifecycle of MQ applications and messaging services in the same way as for other SOA services.
  • WebSphere Message Broker is an enterprise service bus (ESB) built for universal connectivity and transformation in heterogeneous IT environments. It builds on the WebSphere MQ messaging layers with ESB capabilities that add transformation, intelligent routing, and information flow modelling.
    • WebSphere Message Broker Starter Edition is an entry-level starting point to deploy an ESB with the ability to grow as your clients' business needs increase.
    • WebSphere Message Broker for Remote Adapter Deployment enables deployment of adapters with a compact and efficient runtime at an affordable price.
  • WebSphere ESB leverages Web services standards and builds on the embedded messaging in WebSphere Application Server. WebSphere MQ extends the reach of this ESB to non-JEE environments and a broader range of platforms.
  • WebSphere DataPower® Integration Appliance XI50 offers an ESB in an appliance form factor. It is a 1U (1.75-in thin) rack-mountable network device capable of transforming between disparate message formats, including binary, legacy, and XML, and providing message routing and security. XI50 delivers client connectivity into the WebSphere MQ backbone.
  • WebSphere Partner Gateway enables trading partner business-to-business (B2B) integration. It provides centralized and consolidated B2B trading partner and transaction management to enable and manage process and data integration with trading partners. It supports standards-based transport protocols such as EDIINT AS1, AS2 or AS3, RosettaNet RNIF 1.1 and 2.0, cXML, CIDX Chem eStandards 4.0, ebXML Messaging Service (ebMS) 2.0 to support the connectivity needs of various trading partners, and FIPS 140-2 enablement to be compliant with the FIPS standard.
  • WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB60 provides purpose-built B2B hardware that supports AS2 and AS3 protocols and trading partner profile management in a high-performance demilitarized zone (DMZ)-ready appliance.
  • WebSphere DataPower Low Latency Appliance XM70 is a purpose-built Low Latency Messaging hub for simplified deployment, content-based routing and extreme performance.
  • WebSphere Transformation Extender is a universal data transformation and validation engine. It helps tackles the challenges of integrating enterprise systems and information with a codeless, graphical approach to development.
  • WebSphere Adapters deliver generic technology and business application adapters with wizards that quickly and easily service enable legacy applications, enterprise resource planning (ERP), human resources (HR), customer relationship management (CRM), and supply chain systems.

In addition, the IBM Tivoli® portfolio offers systems management for large-scale WebSphere MQ solutions. IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON® XE for Messaging can help the availability and performance of WebSphere MQ solutions. It can identify common problems and automate corrective actions using predefined industry best-practice situations, while monitoring key WebSphere MQ metrics.

IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for Messaging can help improve management of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) by monitoring availability and capacity using real-time and historical data analysis. Out-of-the-box capabilities, such as auto-discovery and monitoring of complex WebSphere MQ environments, can improve IT staff productivity and reduce administration costs.

In addition, SupportPac™ product extensions which enable additional function are available. Visit

http://www.ibm.com/webspheremq


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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
 5655-W50     7.0.1    WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security
                        for z/OS
 

Product identification number

                    Subscription and
Program PID number  Support PID number
 
5655-W50            5655-W5S


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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=210-335


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The following publication can be ordered after planned availability. To order, use the Publications Center.

         Title                 Order number
 
   Administration Guide        GC34-7142-00
 
   Program Directory           GI13-0559-00
 

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, free of charge.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • z/OS V1.8 or later
Software requirements

Prerequisite: WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7.0.1

Software requirements:

  • Operating systems
    • z/OS V1.8 or later (1)

The Program Directory shipped with the product contains the latest level of information, including APAR or PTF levels of supported products.

For information on software requirements, visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/integration/wmq/

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.

Compatibility

IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS V7.0.1 is upwardly compatible with IBM WebSphere MQ applications using the message level protection function from IBM WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition for z/OS V6.0

Planning information

Packaging

For WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS V7.0.1, one printed copy of each of the following:

                                                     Order
  Title                                              Number
 
 WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS
 License Program Specification                       GC34-7144
 WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS
 Program Directory                                   GI13-0559

The WebSphere MQ Documentation: Information Center and PDF CD-ROM (SK3T-6971) and the WebSphere MQ Documentation: HTML CD-ROM (SK3T-6970) are provided with the product. This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS V7.0.1 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system 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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This product is only available via Passport Advantage®. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Charge metric
 
                 Part number or       
Program name     PID number           Charge metric

WebSphere MQ     5655-W50             Value Unit
Advanced
Message
Security for
z/OS V7.0.1

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:

  • Determine the required license capacity, in MSUs
  • Aggregate the MSUs across the enterprise
  • Convert the total MSUs to Value Units, using the applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • Multiply the price per Value Unit by the total number of Value Units to determine the total cost

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.

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

Program
number      Program name      Value Unit exhibit
 
5655-W50   WebSphere MQ       Value Unit
           Advanced Message
           Security for z/OS
           V7.0.1

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

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.

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 website at

http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/ShopzSeries/ShopzSeries.jsp
Basic license

On/Off CoD

WebSphere MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS V7.0.1 is eligible for On/Off CoD with a temporary use charge calculated based on MSUs per-day usage.

Translation from MSUs to Value Units
 
           MSUs       Value Units/MSU
Base         1-3      1.00
Tier A       4-45     0.45
Tier B      46-175    0.36
Tier C     176-315    0.27
Tier D     316+       0.20

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 MQ Advanced Message Security for z/OS V7.0.1
Program PID:   5655-W50
 
Entitlement                                  
identifier     Description                     License option/Pricing metric
 
S016H50        WS MQ Adv Msg Sec for z/OS V7   Basic OTC, Value units
                                               Basic OTC, Per MSU-day
 
Orderable
supply ID      Language                        Distribution medium
 
S016H56        English                         3480 Uncomp Tape
S016H54        English                         3590 Tape


Subscription and Support PID:  5655-W5S
 
Entitlement                          
identifier    Description                      License option/Pricing metric
 
S016H6R       WS MQ Adv Msg Sec for            Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
              z/OS S&S                         No charge, decline SW S&S
                                               No charge, Per MSU SW S&S
                                               registration
 
Orderable 
supply ID    Language                          Distribution medium

S016H6P       English                          Paper
 

 

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:

  • Includes and extends the support services provided in the base support to include technical support via telephone.
  • Entitles you to future releases and versions, at no additional charge. Note that you are not entitled to new products.

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, and 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:

  • 3590
  • 3592

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.

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


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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.

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

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:

  • 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 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.

IBM System z Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel is an option if you desire added services.

License Information form number

License Form number: GC34-7144-00

License identifier : L-APIG-856RCH

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 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 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
Software Subscription and Support (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 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

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

Yes

Educational allowance available

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

Products eligible for single version charging
 
 Replaced program           Replacement program
 Program     Program        Program        Program
 number      name           number         name
 
 5697-NQZ    WebSphere      5655-W50       WebSphere
             MQ Extended                   MQ Advanced
             Security                      Message
             Edition                       Security for z/OS
             V6.0                          V7.0.1
 

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:

  • 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

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

Program                                            
number     Program name       Terms   
              
5655-W50   WebSphere MQ       Value Unit
           Advanced Message
           Security for z/OS
           V7.0.1
 
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 where MLC pricing is aggregated across the sysplex.

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:

  • All instances of the OS/390® operating system must be migrated to the z/OS operating systems.
  • Any licenses for the OS/390 operating system must be discontinued
  • All instances of the z/OS operating systems must be running in z/Architecture® (64-bit) mode.

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:

  • The complete terms and conditions of sub-capacity WLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for System z Workload License Charges (Z125-6516).
  • The complete terms and conditions for sub-capacity EWLC are defined in the IBM Customer Agreement - Attachment for IBM System z 890 and 800 License Charges (Z125-6587).

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.

IBM Getting Started Sub-capacity Pricing for z/OS IPLA Software applies.

Sub-capacity utilization determination

Sub-capacity utilization is determined based on the product's own execution as reported to IBM in accordance with the requirements for reporting sub-capacity utilization for products.

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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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.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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                                            Processor-based
                             Type/model     one-time charge 
Order type description       number         feaure number   
 
WS MQ Adv Msg Sec for        5635-W50       S016H50
 z/OS V7

For current prices, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support

Variable charges: The applicable processor-based one-time charge will be based on the group of the designated machine on which the program is licensed for use. If the program is designated to a processor in a group for which no charge is listed, the charge of the next higher group listed applies. For movement to a machine in a higher group, an upgrade charge equal to the difference in the then-current charges between the two groups will apply. For movement to a machine in a lower group, there will be no adjustment or refund of charges paid.



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

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Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
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            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
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