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PKZIP for IBM Mainframes

To get the most out of a System/390 operating environment, data must be readily accessible. This means that data must be transferred between users and retrieved from storage quickly. The challenge is not how to speed file transfer or make stored files easy to access, but how to do it cost-effectively. It is easy enough to solve both of these issues by increasing bandwidth and hard drive space, but both of these solutions are too expensive to be viable. PKZIP for MVS provides a cost-effective solution to these and other important operating issues, including security for archived and transmitted data.

Just like on the Internet, if you compress a file before your transmit it, it will transfer faster. Also, compressed files take up less space on storage media.

PKZIP for MVS is a 100% cross-platform compatible. It can compress, decompress and password protect SEQ files (flat files), PDS's, PDS/E's, VSAM datasets, and even ZIP data from or UNZIP data to magnetic tape.

With PKZIP for MVS, file sizes can be reduced by up to 95% and protected with persistent security. This reduces DASD utilization and network traffic, while ensuring that compressed data is secure during both transmission and storage.

When used as a pre-transfer utility, PKZIP for MVS can also reduce the amount of time dedicated to transfer data between systems.

Features:

  • Robust File and Compression Format Support
  • Cross-Platform Compatibility
  • Support for Large Archives
  • Data Integrity
  • Support for Multiple File Handlers
  • CLI (Command Line Interface)
  • ZIP API
  • Automatic Device Detection
  • ZIP Concatenated File

  • Catalogued Tape Dataset Processing
  • SafetyX Control · Powerful Security
  • Disaster Recovery Support
  • Simulate Mode
  • EBCDIC/ASCII Translation
  • International Code Pages
  • GZIP-Compatible Technology
  • Integrated Online Help
  • Contingency Licensing

System Requirements:

  • MVS/ESA 4.2.2 or higher
  • OS/390 (all releases)
  • z/OS 1.x (31-bit mode only)

Most of the above information has been taken and edited from materials on PKWARE's website.
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