IBM Security zSecure Administration, Auditing, and Compliance solutions
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These solutions originally became available on June 1, 2012. You can read the full US announcement letter here.
Contents of the solution packages
IBM Security zSecure Administration V2 (5655-N23) contains the following components :
Overall zSecure suite structure
zSecure for z/OS consists of
installed directly onto z/OS:
5655-N25 IBM Security zSecure Compliance and Administration, which consists of
5655-N23 IBM Security zSecure Administration, which consists of
5655-N24 IBM Security zSecure Compliance and Auditing, which consists of
installed onto the CICS platform5655-N18 IBM
zSecure for z/VM consists of5655-T13 IBM
The bold Product IDentifiers designate individual products. The solutions each consist of a number of these.
Regardless of how you order them, the five products that are part of 5655-N25 are strongly integrated.
For example, zSecure Admin, zSecure Audit, zSecure Alert, and zSecure Visual share one ISPF UI.
When starting that UI, it will indicate what functions are available by referring to the appropriate bold PIDs.
The solution PIDs are used primarily for ordering, but are not referenced by the software or the individual product books.
The solutions do come with their own Program Directories for ease of installation.
Note on sub-capacity pricing
When sub-capacity pricing applies, most of the zSecure products that run on z/OS are subject to z/OS-based sub-capacity charges. There are two exceptions: IBM Security zSecure CICS Toolkit and IBM Security zSecure Alert have Execution-based sub-capacity charges.
Note: If IBM Security zSecure Alert V2 (5655-N21) is ordered as a separate product, then sub-capacity charges are Execution-based. If IBM Security zSecure Alert V2 is ordered as one of the components of the IBM Security zSecure Compliance and Auditing V2 (5655-N24) solution or the IBM Security zSecure Compliance and Administration V2 (5655-N25) solution it will have z/OS-based sub-capacity charges.
More information on zSecure suite can be found here.
Edit: The PIDs for zSecure for z/OS above have been updated to V2. The original V1 PIDs were:
5655-SE3 IBM Security zSecure Compliance and Administration, which consists of
5655-SE1 IBM Security zSecure Administration, which consists of
5655-SE2 IBM Security zSecure Compliance and Auditing, which consists of
Edit: IBM Security zSecure Adapters for QRadar SIEM is a new product starting from V2.1.1 (September 2014)
Edit: As of zSecure V2.3 (August 2017) that product has been renamed to zSecure Adapters for SIEM
Edit: The Contents section above was added for greater clarity.
Edit: The difference in pricing depending on ordering method for zSecure Alert was added as a helpful hint.
Edit: Removed release and modification levels following the announcement of zSecure V2.2.