Compression Software for Linux on System z

In an effort to control costs, reduce complexity, and benefit from the high availability & serviceability of the mainframe, many businesses are placing workloads on Linux on System z. PKZIP for Linux on System z compresses files for Linux on the mainframe, whether Linux installs directly on a LPAR or runs under z/VM. Moreover, PKZIP for Linux on System z does this using proven ZIP technology, guaranteeing interoperability by efficiently moving data across boundaries, including operating systems, geographic locations, and enterprise perimeters.

Enterprise Edition

Self-extracting ZIP archives: Create Self-Extracting ZIP Archives that others can open on Windows desktops without installing additional software
 
Integrates with FTP & SMTP: Provides automated delivery of files (distributes files automatically from servers to desktops)
 
Control storage costs and ease network congestion: Compresses files up to 95%, conserving bandwidth and storage space, including on backup tapes
 
Improve resource productivity: Improve productivity of system resources by streaming data directly to and/or from applications without staging it to disk
 
Protect data from internal theft and unintended recipients: Strong Passphrase-based File Protection through support of both AES and 3DES encryption protects valuable information
 
A single solution for small, medium and large businesses: Compress, encrypt and send files or groups of files across all major enterprise computing platforms; including Windows desktops, Windows and UNIX/Linux servers, IBM i, and IBM zSeries
 
Error reporting for attended & unattended operations : Reports errors through integration of SNMP (Simplified Network Message Protocol) with leading data center management applications
 
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Standard Edition

Control storage costs and ease network congestion: Compresses files up to 95%, conserving bandwidth and storage space, including on backup tapes
 
Improve resource productivity: Improve productivity of system resources by streaming data directly to and/or from applications without staging it to disk
 
Protect data from internal theft and unintended recipients: Strong Passphrase-based File Protection through support of both AES and 3DES encryption protects valuable information
 
A single solution for small, medium and large businesses: Compress, encrypt and send files or groups of files across all major enterprise computing platforms; including Windows desktops, Windows and UNIX/Linux servers, IBM i, and IBM zSeries
 
Error reporting for attended & unattended operations: Reports errors through integration of SNMP (Simplified Network Message Protocol) with leading data center management applications
 
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How it Works: Application Integration

With Application Integration, data can be streamed directly in and out of applications. Without Application Integration, the ZIP file would be extracted and written to disk as a data file before it can be read by an application. Using Application Integration, this step is eliminated, improving operational efficiency by reducing the number of steps needed to process data.

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