Archive for the Category: z/OS

MQ Channel Encryption Product Advisory

It has been discovered that very small TSH segments will cause MQCEJ (Java/JMS) and MQCEDN (.NET) to throw an exception. The issue has been fixed and a product update is available. To get the latest Capitalware commercial product release, send an email to support@capitalware.com and we will send you the latest release of the product. […]

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IBM MQ V9.0.3 Continuous Delivery Released

IBM has released IBM MQ V9.0.3 Continuous Delivery: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/messaging/entry/MQ903GA Highlights: – IBM MQ Advanced for z/OS Value Unit Edition has a new Connector Pack – The MQ REST API has had some updates to enable read and update of the queue manager configuration, plus querying of the status. – IBM MQ Managed File Transfer has […]

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MQ End of Service Dates

So, what version of IBM MQ (aka WebSphere MQ & MQSeries) are you running? Are you behind in upgrading your release of MQ? Everybody “should be” running IBM MQ v7.5, v8.0 or v9.0, if you want support from IBM. In case it has slipped your mind, here is a list of IBM MQ releases and […]

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IBM MQ V9.0.2 Continuous Delivery Released

IBM has released IBM MQ V9.0.2 Continuous Delivery: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/messaging/entry/IBM_MQ_and_IBM_MQ_Appliance_9_0_2_Continuous_Delivery_Releases_are_available https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSFKSJ_9.0.0/com.ibm.mq.pro.doc/q128640_.htm Highlights: – More flexible connectivity – Additional control for monitoring – Improvements in managed file transfer – Initial availability of the IBM MQ Console for administration and monitoring of IBM MQ – Initial release of a new REST API to enable the creation of new […]

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Pres. Trump says gov’t agencies need better security – MQ security too?

The other day, U.S. President Donald Trump said: the government agencies need to better protect their networks. Most of the U.S. government agencies use IBM MQ for their messaging middleware. Application messages that traverse their MQ environment contain confidential and highly secure information. As many of you know, A basic setup of IBM MQ Server […]

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Speeding Up Channel Exits for MQ on z/OS

Tony Sharkey of IBM has an excellent write up on how to improve the loading times of channel exits written in C for MQ on z/OS. https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/messaging/entry/Do_you_use_channel_exits_written_in_C_on_your_z_OS_queue_manager All of Capitalware channel exits are written in C. Therefore, any customers using the following channel exits, I strongly suggest you read Tony Sharkey’s article. z/OS Commercial Products: […]

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Capitalware Products 2016 Release Train

Yesterday, Capitalware Inc. released updates to all of the products that involve MQ Exits. Blog posting for product releases: MQ Auditor v2.4.0 MQ Authenticate User Security Exit v3.2.0 MQ Authenticate User Security Exit for z/OS v3.2.0 MQ Channel Encryption v3.1.2 MQ Channel Encryption for z/OS v3.1.2 MQ Channel Throttler v1.0.2 MQ Message Encryption v3.3.0 MQ […]

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New: MQ Authenticate User Security Exit for z/OS v3.2.0

Capitalware Inc. would like to announce the official release of MQ Authenticate User Security Exit for z/OS v3.2.0. This is a FREE upgrade for ALL licensed users of MQ Authenticate User Security Exit for z/OS. MQ Authenticate User Security Exit for z/OS is a solution that allows a company to fully authenticate a user who […]

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New: MQ Channel Encryption for z/OS v3.1.2

Capitalware Inc. would like to announce the official release of MQ Channel Encryption for z/OS (z/MQCE) v3.1.2. This is a FREE upgrade for ALL licensed users of z/MQCE. z/MQCE provides encryption for message data over IBM MQ channels. z/MQCE operates with Sender, Receiver, Server, Requester, Cluster-Sender, Cluster-Receiver, Server Connection and Client Connection channels of the […]

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New: MQ Standard Security Exit for z/OS v2.3.0

Capitalware Inc. would like to announce the official release of MQ Standard Security Exit for z/OS v2.3.0. This is a FREE upgrade for ALL licensed users of MQ Standard Security Exit for z/OS. MQ Standard Security Exit for z/OS is a solution that allows a MQAdmin to control and restrict who is accessing an IBM […]

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