IBM Secure File Transfer delivers cutting-edge managed file transfer capabilities that evolve with your organization's business requirements

IBM United States Software Announcement 219-005
March 19, 2019


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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Product positioningProduct positioningPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now


At a glance

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Capabilities of IBM® Secure File Transfer:

  • Core managed file transfer (MFT) capabilities: Core capabilities of component offerings are included in each edition.
  • Right-sized to address MFT challenges: Editions are right-sized to address the central file transfer challenges of your organization.
  • Simplified metrics and consumption-based pricing: Editions feature simplified metrics and tiered, consumption-based pricing that is focused on data volumes and communication protocol requirements.


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Overview

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Secure File Transfer editions provide a modern file transfer solution designed to evolve with your organization's changing managed file transfer (MFT) business requirements.

Component offerings are included in all editions:

  • IBM File Gateway enables organizations to consolidate virtually all internet-based file transfers on a single, scalable, always-on multiprotocol gateway designed with security in mind.
  • IBM Connect:Direct® provides highly secure point-to-point file transfers to lessen dependency on unreliable file transfer protocol (FTP) transfers.
  • IBM Control Center tracks the critical events across your B2B and MFT infrastructure for improved operations and customer service.
  • IBM Secure Proxy delivers advanced perimeter security technology to help secure your network and data exchanges at the network edge.

Secure File Transfer Essentials Edition

Secure File Transfer Essentials Edition is designed for smaller organizations that are starting to research the capabilities of a centralized MFT solution. These organizations may experience challenges with FTP-based file transfer products and are looking at MFT solutions to offer increased reliability, security, and visibility of file transfer exchanges. Secure File Transfer Essentials Edition is an entry-level solution that addresses these common MFT challenges by focusing on FTP remediation.

Secure File Transfer Standard Edition

Secure File Transfer Standard Edition is designed for midsize companies with growing data file transfer requirements and diversifying business relationships that span geographical regions. In growing organizations, file transfer products often include a combination of in-house and publicly available, multiple vendor MFT products. These organizations experience problems associated with the reliability, lack of scalability, and cost of supporting and maintaining multiple, disparate products. Secure File Transfer Standard Edition includes the capabilities provided in Secure File Transfer Essentials Edition, focuses on standardization of MFT protocols, and adds support for additional communication protocols and file transfer volumes.

Secure File Transfer Premium Edition

Secure File Transfer Premium Edition is designed for large corporations. These organizations have businesses that span time zones, countries, and continents. To manage their file transfer requirements, large organizations rely on multiple file transfer applications from multiple vendors across business units and geographical regions. To support their worldwide operations, large organizations require a consolidated file transfer solution that is reliable, highly secure, automated, and auditable. Secure File Transfer Premium Edition offers unrestricted, enterprise grade MFT capabilities, supports all common communication protocols, and provides unlimited file transfer volumes.



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Key requirements

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The component products in the Secure File Transfer solution run on common, distributed operating systems that include Linux®, multiple UNIX® platforms, and Microsoft™ Windows™.

For additional information, see the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date

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March 22, 2019



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Description

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Secure File Transfer editions include the following component offerings:

  • File Gateway V6.0 connects your internal systems with your external business partners by supporting high-volume electronic file exchange, multiprotocol, complex routing, and data translation.

    For more information about File Gateway, see IBM File Gateway on IBM Marketplace.

  • Connect:Direct V6.0 delivers point-to-point managed file transfer (MFT) capabilities and is optimized for high performance and throughput, and moves files containing any type of data across multiple platforms, disparate file systems, and disparate media.

    For more information about Connect:Direct, see IBM Connect:Direct on IBM Marketplace.

  • Control Center V6.1.2 tracks the critical events across your B2B and MFT infrastructure for improved operations, customer service, and B2B governance.

    For more information about Control Center, see IBM Control Center on IBM Marketplace.

  • Secure Proxy V6.0 helps secure and shield your trusted network by preventing direct connectivity between external partners and internal servers.

    For more information about Secure Proxy, see IBM Secure Proxy on IBM Marketplace.

For more information about Secure File Transfer and other B2B integration software, see:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Accessibility Compliance Report containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the Product accessibility information website.



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Product positioning

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File Gateway, Connect:Direct, Control Center, and Secure Proxy belong to the Watson™ Supply Chain portfolio and B2B Collaboration solutions. B2B Collaboration solutions improve the management and information exchange across B2B relationships, including managed file transfer and B2B integration offerings. For more information, see Connect and collaborate across your B2B network website.



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Reference information

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For information about component offerings of IBM Secure File Transfer, use the IBM Offering Information website to search for product announcements.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-J53 1.0.0 IBM Secure File Transfer


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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 can be found on the IBM Training and Skills website.

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



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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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Technical documentation for Secure File Transfer products can be accessed in IBM Knowledge Center.

Version 6.0 documentation will be available on the planned availability date.



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Services

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Software Services

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, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

The component products in the Secure File Transfer solution run on a variety of distributed platforms. Common platforms include Linux, multiple UNIX platforms, and Microsoft Windows.

Software Product Compatibility Reports is a good resource for the latest system requirements. Select Detailed system requirements, then search for a product and version.

Companion products

Secure File Transfer can be integrated with the following products to provide additional value from the broader B2B Collaboration portfolio. See Watson Supply Chain website and select B2B Collaboration.

  • Global High Availability Mailbox add-on to IBM File Gateway
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise®
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Express
  • IBM Transformation Extender Advanced

Planning information

None.

Packaging

Products in Secure File Transfer are delivered through the internet as electronic downloads. There is no physical media.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which 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

Secure File Transfer component offerings use the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

The client 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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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner.

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

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards.

More information can be found on the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

To locate IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards in your geography for a specific Channel Value Rewards portfolio, go to the Find a Business Partner page.


Passport Advantage

IBM Secure File Transfer Essentials Edition (5737-J53)

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Secure File Transfer-Essentials Edition Connection License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D22I3LL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Essentials Edition Connection SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D22I4LL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Essentials Edition Connection Monthly License D22I5LL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Essentials Edition Connection Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0PXQLL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Essentials Edition for Non-Production Environment Connection License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D22ICLL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Essentials Edition for Non-Production Environment Connection SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D22IDLL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Essentials Edition for Non-Production Environment Connection Monthly License D22IELL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Essentials Edition for Non-Production Environment Connection Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0PXTLL

IBM Secure File Transfer Standard Edition (5737-J53)

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Secure File Transfer-Standard Edition Connection License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D22I6LL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Standard Edition Connection SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D22I7LL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Standard Edition Connection Monthly License D22I8LL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Standard Edition Connection Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0PXRLL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Standard Edition for Non-Production Environment Connection License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D22IFLL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Standard Edition for Non-Production Environment Connection SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D22IGLL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Standard Edition for Non-Production Environment Connection Monthly License D22IHLL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Standard Edition for Non-Production Environment Connection Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0PXULL

IBM Secure File Transfer Premium Edition (5737-J53)

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Secure File Transfer-Premium Edition Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D22I9LL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Premium Edition Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D22IALL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Premium Edition Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D22IBLL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Premium Edition Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0PXSLL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Premium Edition for Non-Production Environment Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D22IILL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Premium Edition for Non-Production Environment Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D22IJLL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Premium Edition for Non-Production Environment Processor Value Unit (PVU) Monthly License D22IKLL
IBM Secure File Transfer-Premium Edition for Non-Production Environment Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0PXVLL

Charge metric

The charge metrics for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-J53 IBM Secure File Transfer - Essentials Edition 1.0.0 L-PBOR-B97SWN
5737-J53 IBM Secure File Transfer - Standard Edition 1.0.0 L-PBOR-B97TDG
5737-J53 IBM Secure File Transfer - Premium Edition 1.0.0 L-PBOR-B97TEL

See the License Information documents website for more information.



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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.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

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.

Software Maintenance

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License Information number

The following License Information document applies to the offerings in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-J53 IBM Secure File Transfer - Essentials Edition 1.0.0 L-PBOR-B97SWN
5737-J53 IBM Secure File Transfer - Standard Edition 1.0.0 L-PBOR-B97TDG
5737-J53 IBM Secure File Transfer - Premium Edition 1.0.0 L-PBOR-B97TEL

See the License Information documents website for more information.

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, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

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

Program support

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 (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) 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

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Usage restrictions

Yes. This offering is subject to usage restrictions. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. 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 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 by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only 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 users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Software 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.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Software Support Handbook.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion 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 regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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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 clients. Rates are based on a client'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.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, can help accelerate implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified clients.



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