Director, Product Marketing John Walsh serves as director of product marketing at SSH Communications Security where he is focused on raising industry awareness of risk and compliance issues of unmanaged credentials. John has over 15 years of experience in the IT security industry, having held product management, product marketing, and software engineering positions at IBM and SSH Communications Security. He has led the launch of PrivX On-demand Access Manager product. Prior to joining the company, he worked at IBM where he obtained a patent, contributed to solutions guides, and designed a number of key software features for security products such as LDAP, Firewall, and Java Cryptography. John holds a BS in Computer Science from Binghamton University as well as an MS in Management Information Systems from Marist College.
Many companies have a mix of distributed platforms and mainframes (z/OS) in their environment. Most distributed users do not understand z/OS too well and don’t want to, but they still have to deal with it. This is a frustrating reality for distributed and z/OS users alike. That is until now!
We have come up with a solution for this type of problem based on customer feedback. Distributed and mainframe can now securely submit JCL jobs to z/OS by simply executing a put command from any distributed or z/OS platform. As requested, the distributed user does not need to know anything about z/OS to do this. Your z/OS system programmer can write some reusable JCL jobs for your distributed users to use, maybe with some easy to change parameters. Then any distributed user can submit a job from any platform or client without ever logging into a z/OS machine.
Unlike other possible solutions the distributed user does not need to set any site commands, for JES, codepage, ASCII, or EBCDIC. All of which are foreign terms to the uninitiated. All of this can be automated internally by our z/OS SFTP server. We also insure that these JOBS are transmitted discreetly and securely.