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ARMONK, NY, September 13, 2010 -- IBM today announced new software that helps businesses protect customer data and other sensitive information from security breaches. The new software automatically monitors application and database usage across the enterprise and immediately alerts management to unusual activity.
Today, organizations are struggling to manage a variety of complex data security threats, from misuse by insiders or cyber criminals outside the company. Combined with an increase in corporate security compliance policies, clients of all sizes are under pressure to build data security into the fabric of their IT systems…
HOUSTON, Sep 13, 2010--New Solution Enables and Manages Workloads Running in the Cloud Through the Use of Virtualization Technologies…
IT Organizations Benefit From Increased Efficiencies to Reduce Costs and Address Retiring Mainframe Workforce Challenges
DETROIT--September 13, 2010--Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) today announced the general availability of Compuware Workbench, an innovative new open environment for managing mainframe application development. Through an Eclipse-based graphical user interface (GUI) with a single-launch point for Compuware’s mainframe products, the Compuware Workbench increases productivity and addresses the training challenge arising from the retiring mainframe workforce phenomenon.
“Increased efficiencies achieved through a GUI interface and product integration let us devote the saved resources to new and existing projects that have meaningful business impact,” said Carsten Andersen, System Designer, Jyske Bank A/S. “Our job is to help the business unit achieve the goals of the company. Improved efficiencies help us do that through realized cost savings and productivity increases, resulting in greater responsiveness to the business’s needs.”
The Compuware Workbench helps IT improve efficiencies through both the GUI environment and tighter product integration. This combination appreciably minimizes the time it takes to accomplish particular tasks, allowing IT to more quickly meet service level agreements and deliver business-critical projects on time, while controlling costs.
“The innovative Compuware Workbench helps IT address today’s challenges of supporting complex applications by offering a modernized and standardized interface,” said Rose Rowe, Vice President, Mainframe Strategy, Compuware. “In addition to the inherent efficiencies that come with a GUI interface, we are also enabling our customers to successfully address the needs of a transitioning workforce.”
As the current workforce looks ahead to retirement, IT organizations face the daunting challenge of training new programmers. The “next generation” workforce is accustomed to a GUI interface and has not had experience with the mainframe TSO/ISPF (character-based) interface. Providing these new workers with the modernized, point-and-click interface through the Compuware Workbench significantly reduces the time associated with what would otherwise be a longer, more expensive learning curve.
The Compuware Workbench also continues to support IT’s more proficient developers by offering both a character-based and GUI environment, giving these skilled programmers the option of using whichever platform best suits their needs.
The Compuware Workbench entered its beta testing phase earlier this year, receiving positive customer reviews, and is now available to all current Compuware mainframe customers at no additional cost.
Learn more about the Compuware Workbench at http://www.compuware.com/mainframeinnovations/.
Founded in 1973, Compuware provides software, experts and best practices to ensure applications work well and deliver business value. Compuware solutions optimize application performance across the Enterprise and the Internet for leading organizations around the world, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com.
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STILLWATER, Okla., Sept. 8 -- HostBridge Technology, leading provider of integration/SOA software for IBM System z mainframes, has released HostBridge version 6.5. "The new release builds on the enhancements recently introduced in v6," said Russ Teubner, HostBridge CEO. "Customers will now be able to lower their costs by shifting integration/SOA workloads to the IBM zIIP specialty engine, develop Web services with greater speed and flexibility, and add Web 2.0 functionality to integration/SOA initiatives."
HostBridge v6.5 will be introduced in a live webcast on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 11:00 a.m. Central (U.S.). Those wishing to attend can register at HostBridge.com/index.php/hbv6-5.
HostBridge for zIIP (HBzIIP) takes advantage of IBM's System z Integrated Information Process (zIIP) specialty engine, which allows organizations to increase mainframe processing capacity for specific workloads without higher license fees - an attractive economy in today's climate.
HostBridge users will be able to shift significant portions of their mainframe integration/SOA workloads to the zIIP. Using HBzIIP, organizations can lower the costs of mainframe integration and Web services processes. Depending on the scope of integration workloads, savings can be significant. Organizations can achieve these savings without reduction in performance.
Version 6 enhancements, introduced in late 2009, provide the foundation for v6.5:
Web 2.0/Lightweight Services. Newly supported services technologies include REST, E4X, XPath, JSON, and Atom. These give users flexible new choices for services-based CICS and mainframe data integration. They offer simpler, very effective alternatives to formal SOAP/WSDL-based services for faster, more agile integration of CICS data and business logic into new composite applications and mashups.
CICS and System z Support. HostBridge continues to support and exploit a wide range of CICS and System z tools and technologies, now including CICS Explorer, channels, containers, Event Processing, and mainframe/Internet security enhancements.
HostBridge v6.5 offers the highest-performance, highest-fidelity integration/SOA for organizations that bet their business on CICS and System z.
"Whether you're a financial services provider repurposing a legacy CICS account application with a Web 2.0 interface or a health insurer making policy data available through a national eHealth cloud, integration remains one of the most effective ways to get maximum bang for your mainframe buck," said Teubner. "We design and develop HostBridge with cost management and ROI always in mind. Our customers typically achieve payback in less than a year and realize significant returns on HostBridge and their mainframe investments for many years thereafter."
HostBridge Technology is an IBM Advanced Business Partner, a member of the IBM Ready for Rational and Ready for SOA programs, and a licensed IBM zIIP ISV. HostBridge also partners with CA, Oracle, and other industry leaders.
More information: www.HostBridge.com/index.php/hbv6-5.
About HostBridge Technology:
HostBridge® Technology provides integration software for enterprises that rely on the IBM System z mainframe. Our patented products deliver mainframe data and business logic as XML/Web services, enabling organizations to extend mainframe access to many new users, modernize legacy applications with feature-rich Web interfaces, and integrate anything mainframe with anything distributed. Founded in 2000, HostBridge Technology has built a reputation for solving the hardest integration problems. Among its loyal customers, HostBridge counts many of the largest companies in the world. For more information, visit www.HostBridge.com.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--Xbridge Systems redefines data discovery by releasing an industry first data discovery tool supporting mainframe systems. With the release of DataSniff, Xbridge provides QSA’s and internal auditors with a powerful, yet simple, tool to access mainframe data and scan the data for sensitive information. DataSniff www.xbridgesystems.com/products/productsDataSniff.html has the power to uncover data in mainframe data storage environments that were previously considered “untouchable” or wrongly categorized as “exempt” from audit…
Los Angeles, Calif. – September 1, 2010 – SOA Software, a leading SOA and Cloud Services Governance vendor, today announced SOLA for IMS, a legacy modernization solution that transforms IMS applications into high-quality, high-performance enterprise services, allowing the mainframe to be a full participant in an Service Oriented Architecture enabled environment.
SOLA is a comprehensive mainframe Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) solution that cost effectively turns the mainframe into a seamless part of an SOA enabled environment. SOLA provides customers with a fast and easy way to expose mainframe applications as secure, high-performance enterprise services and allows mainframe applications to consume Web Services. Using SOLA, customers can leverage millions of dollars of existing mainframe investments as part of their enterprise SOA environment. The SOLA runtime environment resides entirely on the mainframe, eliminating the need for expensive, unreliable and unnecessary middleware. Coupled with SOLA’s Development Studio, this vastly increases developer productivity, providing faster time to market and lower application development cost.
“Many Fortune 1000 companies use IMS,” said Jim Crew, Vice President of SOA Software. “This product extends existing investments and provides growth opportunities for IMS applications that can be reused in new business initiatives.”
SOLA for IMS runs independently of any transaction management software, making it ideal for IMS-only environments. SOLA for IMS handles IMS transactions written in COBOL, PL/I or Natural, with multiple input and output segments. SOLA for IMS also allows any mainframe program to easily consume services. SOLA’s orchestration capabilities allow multiple IMS transactions to be executed on a single trip to the mainframe, vastly reducing latency. SOLA for IMS can also service-enable DB2 stored procedures and SQL statements.
SOLA is highly optimized, making it the most efficient option for service-enabling mainframe transactions. Much of SOLA is written in assembler language, so the SOLA runtime offers lower MSU consumption and higher throughput than alternatives that use Java and rely on zAAP specialty engines.
Unlike alternative solutions that only offer one or two components of mainframe SOA, SOLA offers a comprehensive SOA solution, further reducing TCO. SOLA eliminates the need to integrate multiple mainframe and distributed products/platforms to create enterprise-class services. SOLA is a Governed Service Platform, making it fully governable by SOA Software products like Policy Manager and Service Manager.
Innovative SOLA features such as One-Click service creation and an easy to use drag-and-drop interface deliver the only secure, standards-based and governable SOA product in the mainframe industry. SOLA provides end-to-end SOA governance for the mainframe with WS-Security, WS-Policy, optimized registry, integrated monitoring, logging, auditing and near limitless scalability, all implemented on the mainframe. This makes SOLA the only solution for companies seeking secure, high-volume, mission-critical mainframe SOA. SOLA is the only product proven in enterprise implementations to handle high volume (10 million+) transactions per day in mission-critical mainframe SOA environments.
About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of unified SOA and Cloud Services Governance products that enable organizations to plan, build, and run Cloud and enterprise services. Our SOA Software Atmosphere Products are built using our Portfolio Manager™, Repository Manager™, Policy Manager™, and Service Manager™. They form a unified SOA Governance Automation solution, with SOLA™ providing a governable Mainframe SOA platform. The world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software solutions to transform their business. For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com.
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