E-Business Software supports Linux on Intel.

Press Release Summary:




CICS Transaction Gateway v5.1 is an e-business-enabling Java connector for multiple users at Web browsers to access new and existing Customer Information Control System applications on multiple servers. It supports Linux on Intel(TM) 32-bit-based architectures and provides Java(TM) V1.4.1 support on all platforms. CICS Universal Client v5.1 desktop-based application integration function allows users to communicate between applications on multiple CICS servers.



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IBM CICS Transaction Gateway V5.1 and CICS Universal Client V5.1 enhancements support Linux on Intel



At a glance
CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG), V5.1 is a key e-business enabling Java connector for multiple users at Web browsers to access new and existing mission-critical CICS applications on multiple CICS servers.

The CICS TG V5.1 provides the following major new or enhanced functions:
Support for Linux on Intel-based architectures
Support for new versions of Windows and Solaris operating systems
Support of Java 1.4.1
Support for WebSphere® Application Server V5.1
CICS Universal Client (CICS UC), V5.1 is a low-cost, desktop-based application integration function for single users to communicate between new and existing mission-critical CICS applications on multiple CICS servers.

The CICS UC V5.1 provides the following major new or enhanced function:
Support for Linux on Intel-based architectures

Overview
CICS® Transaction Gateway (CICS TG), V5.1 has been enhanced to support Linux on Intel(TM) 32-bit-based architectures and provides Java(TM) V1.4.1 support on all platforms. This new release includes all the function of the CICS TG V5.0/V5.0.1, adding significant enhancements consistent with the traditional product strength of CICS TG V5.0 as a Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) CICS connector.

New in V5.1
Support for Linux on Intel
Support for Microsoft(TM) Windows(TM) 2003 family of servers
Support for Sun Solaris 9 operating system
CICS Universal Client (CICS UC) V5.1 enhancements include:
Support for Linux on Intel

The CICS UC, a subset of the CICS TG, is available for purchase separately for Windows and now Linux on Intel. It is ideal, if you need to distribute single-user, low-cost CICS access across the enterprise.

Documentation for both CICS TG V5.1 and the CICS UC V5.1 is refreshed.

Key prerequisites
Hardware requirements: Both the CICS TG V5.1 and the CICS UC V5.1 run on any hardware capable of running the relevant operating system and other prerequisite software.

CICS TG V5.1 and CICS UC V5.1 use the Adobe Acrobat Reader and GhostView on Linux to display the product documentation.

Planned availability dates
March 12, 2004: Electronic software delivery
April 16, 2004: Media and documentation

Description
CICS Transaction Gateway
CICS TG, a key e-business enabling function, provides a powerful, scalable, easy-to-use, secure complement to a Web application server enabling multiple users at Web browsers to access business-critical applications running on IBM CICS servers (including CICS Transaction Servers and TXSeries(TM) servers). It leverages the latest Java and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technologies to provide secure integration of the open world of Web browsers to the power, flexibility, and robustness of enterprise applications running on CICS.

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