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What IBM z/OS Communications Server can do for your business

IBM® z/OS® Communications Server enables SNA and TCP/IP applications running on z/OS to interact with partner applications and users in a secure manner. 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, built for optimum productivity, provides a secure platform for developing and sharing mainframe workloads in a TCP/IP environment.

High-speed connectivity

Supports high-bandwidth and high-speed networking technologies, including Shared Memory Communications (SMC), which provides significant performance improvements for TCP protocol workloads.

High availability

Uses z/OS Parallel Sysplex® technology to enable high availability application support.

Network security

Protects sensitive data and the operation of the TCP/IP stack on z/OS.

IPv6 enablement

Enables IPv6, the successor to aging IPv4 technology, to handle the demands of internet usage with 128-bit addressing.

Network management

Collects network topology, status, and performance information.

Simplification and usability

Makes it faster and easier to configure policy-based networking functions by using Configuration Assistant.

IBM z/OS Communications Server features

  • What is new in z/OS V2R3 Communications Server
  • Shared Memory Communications - Direct Memory Access (SMC-D)
  • Improved scalability with z/OS V2R2 Communications Server
  • z/OS Encryption Readiness Technology (zERT)
  • IBM Configuration Assistant for z/OS Communications Server
  • Network Mgmt. for IBM Cloud Provisioning and Mgmt. for z/OS

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Enhanced security, data protection and hardware support (V2R3)
Enhanced security, data protection and hardware support (V2R3)
Simplification, usability, skills, scalability and performance (V2R3)
Simplification, usability, skills, scalability and performance (V2R3)
Systems management and application development (V2R3)
Systems management and application development (V2R3)