Mainframe network security for on demand transactions

z/OS® Communications Server provides a high-performance foundation for building and deploying networking applications. Providing mainframe network security, z/OS Communication server enables SNA and TCP/IP applications running on z/OS to interact with partner applications and users on the same or different systems. This high availability enterprise transaction and data server provides common applications such as File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Telnet and remote execution of applications.
z/OS Communications Server provides a secure platform for developing and sharing mainframe workloads in a TCP/IP environment. Built for optimum productivity, z/OS Communications server is designed for:

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z/OS Communications Server

Mainframe network security for on demand transactions

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What’s New in z/OS V2R1 Communications Server?

It has been said "z/OS is not just a node on the network, z/OS is the network," and that is largely due to the wide array of networking technologies included in z/OS Communications Server, including both TCP/IP and SNA. System and data security technologies, fault tolerance, autodetection and autorecovery capabilities—all mean that z/OS can provide reliable and trustworthy networking services. With intelligent configuration, dynamic optimization, self tuning, and network routing, it adapts to different networking conditions and is capable of shifting workloads and traffic to meet quality of service and business needs.

This page provides an overview of select enhancements provided by z/OS V2R1 Communications Server.

System z Platform Efficiency
With z/OS V2R1 and related System z technologies, IBM delivers improved performance, scale, and economics to the platform. These technologies are intended to help you to leverage existing resources better or to free up existing resources to run more workload within your existing System z servers more efficiently.

z/OS Simplification Enhancements and Ease of Use
z/OS V2R1 introduces many new simplification capabilities. This is to address the need for skills by making existing personnel more productive and by reducing the time needed for someone new to gain proficiency on the platform.

Application Integration
z/OS V2R1 introduces new capabilities to help you write applications and systems programs, and extend existing programs. z/OS V2R1 Communications Server provides these new and enhanced application programming interfaces:

Security
The z/OS Communications Server can provide highly secure networking, via capabilities such as IPSec, Application Transparent Transport Layer Security (AT-TLS), and Intrusion Detection Services (IDS).

Availability
According to IBM market research, the System z platform is recognized by both customers and industry analysts for its industry-leading resilience capabilities; furthermore, high availability is the top reason for running existing workloads on and migrating new workloads to System z. z/OS V2R1 improves availability by delivering the following enhancements:

Standards and Statements of Direction

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

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