Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 Improves Performance and Security of Business-Critical e-Commerce

Software Announcement
October 28, 1997
Announcement Letter Number: 297-447


Table of Contents:



At a Glance

With this software, OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 customers can use a S/390 Web server to establish a secure company intranet or Internet that adheres to networking industry standards, integrate transactions and data into Web applications, and submit secure transactions such as transmit personnel data, make purchases, and make payments. The new/enhanced functions include:

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Overview

As the Internet becomes a more integral part of conducting electronic business, OS/390 (TM) servers are making it easier and safer to put your business data on the Web with additional and improved functions. These functions, along with the proven strengths of S/390 (R) -- continuous computing, secure transactions, large business databases, and scalable servers -- allow you to build a secure presence on the Internet, extend the value of existing content, and expand network applications by providing better service and more capabilities to your customers.

Domino (TM) Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 replaces Internet Connection Secure Server for OS/390 Version 2.2 (ICSS 2.2). It adds to the rich list of functions already available in Domino Go Webserver 4.6 for OS/390, which includes Web Usage Mining, integrated into OS/390 Version 2 Release 4.

Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 is orderable as a no-charge product now and will be integrated into OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 in March 1998. The highlights of the new Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 are:



Intended Customers

For customers who want to create a secure intranet within their organization, establish a secure World Wide Web presence on the Internet, integrate existing S/390 transactions and data into Web applications, and/or start conducting electronic commerce on the Internet



Key Prerequisites

Hardware: Operates on all ESA-capable machines supporting OS/390 Version 2 Release 4 or later.

Software



Planned Availability Date

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DESCRIPTION

IBM provides a comprehensive set of Internet products and solutions that can Web-enable your business. With the new Domino Go Webserver product, a business can effectively promote its corporate messages, provide marketing information, give sales support to customers, gain a competitive edge by having its own home pages accessible, and conduct electronic commerce on the Web. Access to the Web pages can be kept within a company or made available outside of the company.

The predecessor product, IBM Internet Connection Secure Server for OS/390Version 2 Release 2, provides the capability to establish a WWW secure presence on the Internet and conduct secure business-critical electronic commerce. Some of the features and functions that provide this capability are:



New Features

Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 (Domino Go Webserver) has incorporated improvements that extend its leadership position.

The availability of Domino Go Webserver can offer important benefits for business and government customers such as: Support for the SSL, and the S/390 Cryptographic Hardware feature are part of IBM's SecureWay (TM) portfolio of security offerings. For additional information about SecureWay, visit the IBM Security Home Page at URL: For more information about products that may be used with Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 to provide additional capabilities and functions, refer to Software Announcement 297-355 297-355,:elink. dated September 9, 1997.

Three implementations of the security function exist, one for the U.S. and Canada, one for France, and one for all other countries. The U.S. and Canadian version cannot be made available outside the U.S. or Canada since it contains DES, triple DES, 128-bit RC2, and 128-bit RC4 cryptographic algorithms for bulk data encryption as well as up to 1024-bit RSA key exchange. Additionally, this product cannot be exported outside the U.S. and Canada to any entities. The version of the product announced outside of U.S., Canada, and France uses DES, 40-bit RC2, and 40-bit RC4 cryptographic algorithms for bulk data encryption as well as up to 512-bit RSA key exchange. The version of the product for France uses 40-bit RC2, and 40-bit RC4 cryptographic algorithms for bulk data encryption as well as up to 512-bit RSA key exchange. Because the cryptographic export regulations are subject to change, refer to the ICS Web pages at:

The Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 can be ordered as a stand-alone product immediately. It will be integrated into OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 March 1998. It can be ordered without the security feature for those installations not requiring it. Refer to the Ordering Information section for selection of the appropriate feature number.



Year 2000

This product is Year 2000 Ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, provided all other products, (for example, software, hardware, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange date data with it.



PRODUCT POSITIONING

Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 with scalability, improved performance and security, and a policy-driven Workload Manager (WLM) has established itself as the leader in Web serving for business critical electronic commerce. It provides OS/390 customers with an opportunity to apply Internet tools and techniques, such as HTTP, to information and services solutions for corporate users. In addition, the server can be the gateway allowing corporate users to participate in the World Wide Web of information and uses.

Many servers may be present in a network. Hypertext links enable Web clients to automatically and transparently access data stored on any server. For example, OS/2 (R) or AIX (R) servers sited in branch offices or plants can store documents with links to information centrally stored or dynamically provided by an OS/390 server. When centrally-maintained data is requested interactively by a web user, the client request can be processed by the server nearest the required data, if there is a server on the same platform as the data. If there is no server on the host system, the remote server must rely on distributed data techniques for access.

Domino Go Webserver is especially important to OS/390 installations desiring to position themselves for delivery of information, products, and services to the millions of users with Web browsers. With the increasing importance of electronic commerce, the security feature provides a means of conducting secure business transactions on the Internet for those Web browsers enabled with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Examples of the types of transactions users may want to use the secure function for are customer registration, product search, product display, product purchasing, and payment.

OS/390 proxy servers, which make requests on behalf of clients, can simplify network design, provide additional privacy, and improve responsiveness by caching frequently accessed information.

HTML documents and binary resources (images, sound clips, and video clips) to be stored on an OS/390 repository may originate anywhere. Typically, image, sound, and video data are originated by multi-media workstations. HTML text can be created by using any suitable authoring tool available on workstations, or by using editors and text processors available on OS/390.

The Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 will be orderable, for no charge, beginning October 28, 1997, under program number 5697-C58.

For customers that run MVS/ESA (TM) SP (TM) Version 5.2.2, OS/390 Release 1, or OS/390 Release 2 and want Internet server capability, IBM Internet Connection Secure Server V2R1 (ICSS V2R1) will continue to be available at no charge.

For customers that run OS/390 Release 3, ICSS V2R2 will continue to be available at no charge.



EDUCATION SUPPORT

The appropriate curricula will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements in this announcement.

Details of the education support will be provided by product availability through separate Education Announcement letter(s).

Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are contained in the IBM education catalogs.

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



AVAILABILITY OF NATIONAL LANGUAGES

                                                       Feature
Description                                            Number

Available Worldwide on December 19, 1997

Domino Go Webserver 6030 4.6.1 for OS/390 w/export security 9/6250 Tape

Domino Go Webserver 6031 4.6.1 for OS/390 w/export security 3480 tape cartridge

Domino Go Webserver 6032 4.6.1 for OS/390 w/export security 4mm tape

Domino Go Webserver 6080 4.6.1 for OS/390 w/o security 9/6250 Tape

Domino Go Webserver 6081 4.6.1 for OS/390 w/o security 3480 tape cartridge

Domino Go Webserver 6082 4.6.1 for OS/390 w/o security 4mm tape

Trademarks

      OS/390, SecureWay, MVS/ESA, and SP are trademarks of
      International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      S/390, System/390, AIX, and OS/2 are registered trademarks of
      International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
      Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION



Open Enterprise

The following key networking industry standards are supported by Domino (TM) Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 (TM):



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 operates on all ESA-capable machines supporting OS/390 Version 2 Release 4, and later. Additional requirements include:

Software Requirements Compatibility: Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 uses industry-standard protocols and is compatible with other Web clients and servers that are compliant with these protocols.



Security, Auditability, and Control

Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 uses the security and auditability features of the OS/390 Operating System and interfaces with an external security system using SAF interfaces.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



ORDERING INFORMATION



New Licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

New users of Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 should specify:

                    Type                          Model

5697 C58

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify no-charge feature number 4007. Specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium shown below.

Basic Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium:

Distribution                        Feature
Medium                               Number                 Language

Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 with U.S./Canada Security

9/6250 Magnetic Tape 5821 English 3480 Tape Cartridge 5822 English 4-mm Tape 5703 English 9/6250 Magnetic Tape 6020 Japanese 3480 Tape Cartridge 6021 Japanese 4-mm Tape 6022 Japanese

Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 with WT Security

9/6250 Magnetic Tape 5801 English 3480 Tape Cartridge 5802 English 4-mm Tape 5700 English

Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 without Security

9/6250 Magnetic Tape 5811 English 3480 Tape Cartridge 5812 English 4-mm Tape 5702 English

Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 with WT Security

9/6250 Magnetic Tape 6030 Japanese 3480 Tape Cartridge 6031 Japanese 4-mm Tape 6032 Japanese

Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 without Security

9/6250 Magnetic Tape 6080 Japanese 3480 Tape Cartridge 6081 Japanese 4-mm Tape 6082 Japanese

Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 with Security That Meets French Government Requirements

9/6250 Magnetic Tape 5831 English 3480 Tape Cartridge 5832 English 4-mm Tape 5704 English

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.

                                                        Feature
Description                                              Number

Initial Shipments

Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation)

Ship Media Only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation)

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media)

Update Shipments

Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses 3480 update shipment of documentation)

Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3481 update shipment of media)

Suppress Updates (suppresses update 3482 shipment of media and documentation)

Expedite Shipments

Local IBM Office Expedite 3445 (for IBM use only)

Customer Expedite Process Charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)

Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Manufacturing Solutions (SMS) receives the order. SMS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Unlicensed Documentation: A memo, a program directory, and one copy of the following publication is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                                            Order
Title                                                       Number

Domino Go Webserver Planning for SC31-8642 Installation for OS/390

The following publication is shipped in HTML with Domino Go Webserver and may be accessed via a Web browser from the front page of the server:

                                                            Order
Title                                                       Number

Domino Go Webserver Webmaster's SC31-8643 Guide for OS/390

Additional copies of the above unlicensed publications will be available for a fee after product availability. These copies may be ordered from your IBM representative.

The following publication, Domino Go Webserver Programming Guide, is available through the Lotus (R) Go Webserver site:

All three of the above publications are available in portable document format (PDF) through the Domino Go Webserver site. The PDF files can be downloaded and viewed or printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader through the Domino Go Webserver site.

Displayable Softcopy Publications: The Domino Go Webserver 4.6.1 for OS/390 comes with its own default home page. From this, home page users can link to:

Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Licensing: IBM Customer Agreement

Variable Charges Apply: No

Parallel Sysplex (TM) License Charge (PSLC) Applies: No

Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) Applies: No

Installation License or Location License Applies: No

Usage Restriction Applies: No

Entry End User/390 Attachment (ESL) Applies: No

Educational Allowance: Yes, to qualified education customers.

Volume Discount: Not applicable

Version-To-Version Upgrade Credits Apply: No

Warranted: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability

Support Line: S/390 (R)



CHARGES

Contact your IBM representative for charges information for this announcement.



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Trademarks

      OS/390, Parallel Sysplex, and Business Partner are trademarks
      of International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      OpenEdition, ACF/VTAM, AnyNet, MVS, and S/390 are registered
      trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in
      the United States or other countries or both.
      UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other
      countries exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
      Domino is a trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.
      Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development
      Corporation.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.