IBM WebSphere Automation for IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps 1.1 tracks and notifies clients of new security vulnerabilities for the WebSphere platform

IBM Japan Software Announcement JP21-0080
April 20, 2021

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
Statement of general directionStatement of general directionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices


At a glance

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IBM® WebSphere® Automation for IBM Cloud Pak® for Watson AIOps 1.1 offers the following features:

  • Automates tracking and notification of new security vulnerabilities of WebSphere platforms
  • Provides a single, consolidated dashboard that can help increase awareness and reduce response time to security vulnerabilities
  • Reduces the work effort of WebSphere administrators and operators to track their WebSphere inventory and correlate it with new and existing security vulnerabilities



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Overview

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WebSphere Automation for IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps helps clients realize immediate value for their existing WebSphere Application Server environment. WebSphere Automation helps clients track unresolved security vulnerabilities across their WebSphere environment for both traditional WebSphere Application Servers and IBM WebSphere Liberty. This helps reduce and potentially eliminate the cost of tracking the security vulnerabilities that burden most WebSphere operations teams. WebSphere Automation offers clients smaller, achievable steps to gain value, while quickly gaining operational efficiencies and cost savings.

Working with the IBM Product Security Incident Response Team, WebSphere Automation provides automated tracking and alerts of new security vulnerabilities on the WebSphere platform. WebSphere Automation provides a single, consolidated, automated dashboard that can increase awareness and reduce response time to security vulnerabilities. This automation reduces the manual work effort of WebSphere administrators and operators by tracking their WebSphere inventory and correlating it with new and existing security vulnerabilities.



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Key requirements

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For details, see the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date

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May 28, 2021



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Accessibility by people with disabilities

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Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report Request website.



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Statement of general direction

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The mission of the IBM WebSphere Automation for IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps team is to extend the lifetime value of clients' WebSphere investments through automated insights and actions.

IBM intends to continue to deliver capabilities and enhancements to the WebSphere Automation portfolio, delivering AI-Infused automation to removal manual toil for WebSphere admins and operators focused on

  • Vulnerability remediation
  • Assisted problem determination
  • Automated tuning advice

Statements by IBM regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at the sole discretion of IBM. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for IBM products remain at the sole discretion of IBM.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5900-AH1 1.1.0 IBM WebSphere Automation


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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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Documentation for WebSphere Automation for IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps can be found on the IBM Documentation website.


Note: The documentation will not be available until May 28, 2021.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

WebSphere Automation for IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps runs on an embedded, restricted use Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform, which is included in the product. Detailed requirements for WebSphere Automation for IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps can be found on the IBM Documentation website.


Note: The documentation will not be available until May 28, 2021.

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Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

This program is only available through Passport Advantage.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by IBM Business Partners.

To locate IBM Business Partners in your geography, see the Find a Business Partner page.


Passport Advantage

IBM WebSphere Automation(5900-AH1)

IBM WebSphere Automation introduces the following parts:

Part Description Part number
IBM WebSphere Automation for Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D05K7ZX
IBM WebSphere Automation for Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E05K6ZX
IBM WebSphere Automation for Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D05KAZX
IBM WebSphere Automation for Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps Virtual Processor Core Subscription License D05K9ZX


Cross-platform product for use on IBM Z®

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on IBM Z or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and an IBM Z. Otherwise order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

IBM WebSphere Automation(5900-AH1)

IBM WebSphere Automation introduces the following parts:

Part description Part number
IBM WebSphere Automation for Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps Virtual Processor Core for IBM Z License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D05KCZX
IBM WebSphere Automation for Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps Virtual Processor Core for IBM Z Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E05KBZX
IBM WebSphere Automation for Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps Virtual Processor Core for IBM Z SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D05KFZX
IBM WebSphere Automation for Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps Virtual Processor Core for IBM Z Subscription License D05KEZX

Charge metric

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

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5900-AH1 IBM WebSphere Automation for IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps V1.1 L-MCAO-BXLQGX

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. 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 offering in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5900-AH1 IBM WebSphere Automation for IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps V1.1 L-MCAO-BXLQGX

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. 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 Support Guide.

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

Program technical support

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This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support also provides you with access to versions, releases, and updates (CD releases, Long Term Support Releases or fixes) of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Continuous Delivery Support Lifecycle Policy website.

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.

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 Support Guide. 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 Support Guide.

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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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For all local charges, contact your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.


Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage or IBM PartnerWorld® website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Trademarks

IBM, WebSphere, IBM Cloud Pak, PartnerWorld, Passport Advantage and IBM Z are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Red Hat and OpenShift are registered trademarks of Red Hat Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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