Secure and fast CICS transactions

IBM® CICS® Transaction Gateway is a connector for enterprise modernization of CICS assets. It empowers various application platforms to incorporate CICS, including Java® servlets, applets, Microsoft™ .NET framework based applications, C and COBOL applications. CICS Transaction Gateway furnishes application programmers with APIs and offers the best characteristics of administration with JEE application servers.

IBM CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) includes these three offerings:

  • CICS TG Desktop Edition
  • CICS TG for Multiplatforms
  • CICS TG for z/OS®

CICS TG for Multiplatforms v9.3 provides readily deployable CICS TG containers based on Red Hat® Universal Base Image which can be deployed across cloud platforms.


Deploy on cloud

Deploy and manage dockerized CICS TG Multiplatforms instances on the cloud of your choice, using a consistent deployment toolchain, and improve DevOps efficiency.

Reduce mobile enablement costs

Use JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) web services without modifying existing environments to minimize risk and cost and retain high availability and scalability.

Connect valuable CICS assets

Connect virtually everything to CICS applications and servers with programming and deployment features for distributed platforms, including Java, Microsoft .NET, C/C++, C#, Visual Basic and COBOL.

Security and availability

Exploit CICS high availability infrastructure and increased security with JSON Web Tokens (JWT), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), identity propagation and user authentication security.

Optimize performance

Achieve end-to-end transaction tracking and performance monitoring with IBM Z Application Performance Management Connect (zAPM). Gain insight into active workloads and improve statistical proficiency.

Match today’s skills

Bridge the skill gap between UNIX/Linux, Microsoft Windows, Java-based application development platforms and IBM Z® systems.

Non-invasive connectivity

No changes to CICS applications and minimal CICS definitions are needed to achieve greater CICS connectivity.

CICS Transaction Gateway details

  • Fast, simple mobile enablement
  • Availability and scalability
  • Transaction tracking across IBM CICSplex
  • Instrumented administration
  • Integrated with IBM CICS Explorer
  • Integrated with IBM Z Application Performance Management Connect
  • Design with JSON Web Tokens (JWT) support