Archive for the Category: MQ Enterprise Security Suite

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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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 Categories for my Blog

I frequently get asked to notify a particular customer of an update/issue/patch for a product. I used to send mass emails to all customers when I needed to notify them of something but I stopped doing this several years ago. Now I say ‘check my blog‘ to find the information. I have created a bunch […]

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Apple vs FBI Encryption Court Case

I have not commented publicly on the Apple vs FBI encryption court case that is going on in the USA because Capitalware sells encryption software to companies to protect customer data, so you can guess that I’m on Apple’s side. This is not a simple issue like some people want to make it out to […]

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Capitalware Product Advisory for Windows

It has been discovered that a common subroutine for dumping environment variables on Windows had an error with the FreeEnvironmentStrings Windows API call. Hence, this would cause the product to leak memory on Windows. This is true regardless of the IniFile’s LogMode keyword value. This issue affects all Capitalware commercial and ‘Licensed As Free’ products […]

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Capitalware’s Products and the Heartbleed Issue

None of Capitalware’s Products directly use OpenSSL, so the Heartbleed issue does not directly affect our products. If you use MQAUSX on Linux and have configured MQAUSX to target an LDAP server using “LDAP over SSL”, then you will want to check what OpenSSL package is installed on your Linux server. i.e. The affected versions […]

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Exits and WMQ installed in a non-default location

I have been testing Capitalware products (various exits) on different platforms with WebSphere MQ v7.1 & v7.5 and life was going along very well. I had a customer (who uses our security exit) just contacted me saying that they have a Linux server with 3 different releases of MQ installed (v7.0.1.9, v7.1.0.0 and v7.5.0.1) where […]

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Where’s the MQ Security?

I was at Wendy’s (in Canada) for lunch today and the cashier put the following flyer on my tray: Of course, it made me smile because I recently wrote a blog item that MQ people still need to implement either SSL or a security exit in WMQ v7.1. Maybe, I should create some T-Shirts with […]

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Where’s the Security?

Over the last 2 months, all of the sudden, I have “where’s the security?” phrase running through my head. Instead of that little old lady from the 80’s Wendy’s commercial saying “Where’s the beef?”, I have her in my head saying “Where’s the security?”. Back in 2005, when I first starting selling Capitalware’s MQ Authenticate […]

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Capitalware products and HP-UX on Itanium (IA64)

For the record, Capitalware will support all of its commercial and open source products on HP’s HP-UX for Itanium (IA64) for as long as customers require it. By no means am I taking sides in the HP/Oracle war, I’m just stating what Capitalware’s support position is. If you want to read about the HP/Oracle Itanium […]

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