Tectia® SSH Server for z/OS on IBM mainframes

Software for SFTP, SSH access, Remote Shell Command Execution and TCP tunneling, including TN3270 connections

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Enterprises face challenges with secure mainframe communications

Many mainframe applications still use insecure protocols

Mainframe systems remain at the core of many enterprises. Unfortunately, legacy applications in these environments may still use insecure communications protocols. Enterprises are putting their reputation and valuable data at risk and must convert to secure file transfer protocols.

Transition to SFTP

FTP and Telnet are obsolete protocols and should be avoided because of serious security flaws. The SANS Institute has long recommended avoiding Telnet for remote logins, and it is widely accepted in the distributed server world that FTP should be replaced with SFTP wherever possible.

Slow adoption of SFTP and SSH

Relying on legacy protocols for critical file transfers and administrative connections is risky, but some mainframe users have been understandably slow to adopt SFTP and SSH as the safe and secure standard. Converting large volumes of JCL scripts and applications can be costly and time consuming. Rewriting and testing old JCL scripts is not an attractive task and may result in breaking existing business processes.

Compliance concerns with mainframes

Legacy enterprise mainframes are a potential audit failure point. Processes should adhere to internal security policies and comply with industry-specific regulatory mandates from e.g. PCI-DSS, NIST, HIPAA etc. Privileged access controls to and from mainframe systems commonly use SSH and should be part of the extended corporate compliance ecosystem.

Nonintrusive migration from insecure FTP to secure SFTP

  • ICON lock and key

    Native mainframe SSH born on z/OS - easy migration to SFTP

  • ICON paper folders

    Direct access to MVS datasets - no need to stage your files to HFS

  • ICON computer (search)

    ISPF user interface - for rapid deployments

  • ICON cogwheel

    Full code page support and line feed conversion - on all platforms

  • ICON shield

    Seamless conversion of FTP to SFTP - no JCL changes

  • ICON keys

    Hardware cryptography - with ICSF support

  • ICON speech bubble

    Support for File JES to send JCL scripts - securely to the JES reader

  • ICON data center connections

    Seamless interoperation - with all popular SSH clients and servers

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