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Mainframe software pricing, DB2, RACF, security/audit

Hi all,
I am new to mainframes and am doing some research to look for security
solutions for our mainframe environment. I appreciate any responses
that will help me out.

I have a few questions, primarily around pricing for mainframe
software and add-ons.

- How is software for mainframe priced. eg. DB2 and any add-on
products that are sold. What are typical $ figures for a database
solution.
- How is RACF sold on the z/OS, z9 and iSeries platforms. What are
typical $ figures for a security solution
- How is third party software priced for mainframe platforms.
- What are the common 3rd party audit, security and activity
monitoring solutions for DB2 on mainframe? How are they priced and
what are the typical $ figures.

Thanks in advance!
Feb 4 '08 #1
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With DB2 for i5/OS the security & auditing is an integrated part of
the i5/OS, not an additional feature [no RACF]. The DB2 itself is part
of i5/OS. Thus both DB2 for i5/OS and its security & auditing [plus
work management, scheduling, tuning, monitoring, job accounting, backup,
http, ...] are included with the price of the OS. The i5/OS is sold
with user pricing on the low-end, and tiered pricing on the mid to large
systems.

I would expect the best method to obtain pricing information is to
engage IBM sales; e.g. via:
http://www.ibm.com/systems/z
http://www.ibm.com/systems/i

Regards, Chuck
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sy******@gmail.com wrote:
Hi all,
I am new to mainframes and am doing some research to look for security
solutions for our mainframe environment. I appreciate any responses
that will help me out.

I have a few questions, primarily around pricing for mainframe
software and add-ons.

- How is software for mainframe priced. eg. DB2 and any add-on
products that are sold. What are typical $ figures for a database
solution.
- How is RACF sold on the z/OS, z9 and iSeries platforms. What are
typical $ figures for a security solution
- How is third party software priced for mainframe platforms.
- What are the common 3rd party audit, security and activity
monitoring solutions for DB2 on mainframe? How are they priced and
what are the typical $ figures.

Thanks in advance!
Feb 12 '08 #2

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