PKZIP Replacement Upgrade

Replace PKZIP for z/OS with ZIP/390 MP?


Virtual Plug and Play Replacement

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
- Clare Boothe Luce, U.S. Ambassador

  • Installs in less than an hour
  • Transparent Replacement
    • No disruption for Operations or those with whom you exchange ZIP files.
    • No changes to JCL or programs in most cases.

Hard-Dollar Savings

"Not wasting money is the best way to save money."
- Mokokoma Mokhonoana, philosopher, marketer

If mainframe cost reduction is a priority for your leadership, replacing PKZIP with ZIP/390 is a quick, easy, risk free way to deliver real incremental progress. ZIP/390's TCO is guaranteed to be at least 60% lower than PKZIP's; one of the reasons hundreds of the worlds top corporations have already made the switch, including a large percentage of leading mainframe managed services/outsourcing providers. Switching to ZIP/390 also delivers a number of value added features, such as ZIP AES password encryption, a costly upgrade for PKZIP users, further increasing value, savings and ROI.

Begin using ZIP/390 anytime and pay nothing until your next regularly scheduled PKZIP annual maintenance renewal; simply pay our 60% lower annual subscription fee instead. Facing a Machine Upgrade in the near future? ZIP/390's contracted low fixed per MIPS rate reduces upgrade costs. Bottom-line, the sooner you switch, the sooner you can begin saving.


Free Upgrade to Secure Zipping

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and a few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it."
- Stephane Nappo, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

ZIP password encryption is persistent encryption. When applied, the files remain encrypted even when they are moved or copied. This prevents the unintended creation of plain copies of encrypted files, even if they are created in locations that are not covered by an encryption rule. This is a good thing. However, PKZIP's encryption is relatively weak and cannot be expected to provide protection from individuals with access to specialized password recovery tools, is not NIST Certified and does not take advantage of the mainframes cryptographic hardware making it costly and slow.

ZIP AES password encryption is the answer. If you are going to encrypt, it must be AES. AES is a symmetric key encryption cipher, and it is generally regarded as the "gold standard" for encrypting data. AES is NIST Certified and is used by the US government and Banking for protecting "secure" data. ZIP/390 adheres to standard ZIP AES password encryption specifications to be compatible with other AES enabled ZIP tools; such as WinZip, 7-ZIP and SecureZIP. Normally a cost option, for a limited time this feature is being made available at no charge to customers replacing PKZIP on the mainframe.

More about AES protection.


Feature Highlights

"The best acquisitions deliver multiple benefits."
- Mike Carver, VP of R&D, Data 21

  • IBM zEDC support eliminates compression cycles and costs from General Processors (GP's) while delivering 10x faster compression
  • zIIP support for GP offloading of compression cycles and related costs for cases when zEDC is not an option
  • WinZip, SecureZip, 7-ZIP compatible reg compliant AES Encryption
  • Efficient and secure automated report delivery via builtin JES Writer, PDF Maker and Email/FTP
  • 3-10x faster WAN transfers via ZIP/390's builtin UDP file transfer
  • Efficient and secure SAS and S3 import/export
  • Free command-line companion clients for IBM Unix System Services (USS), MS-Windows, Linux x86, z/Linux, MacOS included with license of ZIP/390 for z/OS


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Data 21 Inc. is a privately held veteran owned California Corporation. Since inception in 1980, our mission has been, and continues to be, delivering innovative, high quality, cost effective mainframe centric software solutions that empower Business' and enrich End-Users in the workplace. We pride ourselves on excellent product and customer support satisfaction ratings, and the fact that our products have become trusted integral daily production necessities at hundreds of mainframe installations around the world.

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