PKZIP® for z/OS®

Mainframe Compression Software

Developed specifically for the mainframe, PKZIP for z/OS reduces bandwidth consumption and file size by as much as 95 percent, minimizing the processing time to meet constrained system availability windows.

Built on the familiar and reliable .ZIP standard, SecureZIP is the only data-centric security product that allows you to encrypt information on one computing platform and transfer it to any other computing platform in your environment. SecureZIP, the next generation of PKZIP, delivers easy-to-deploy data protection and compression for your mainframe environment. Click here to get the compression capabilities you're looking for with added security.

Enterprise Edition

  • Support for hardware accelerated compression:  Improve workload throughput by using less CPU overhead to perform compression
  • Self-extracting ZIP archives: Create self-extracting ZIP archives that others can open on Windows desktops without installing software
  • Enhanced tape processing: Includes enhanced tape processing that significantly reduces the time needed to write files to, and extract files from, tape media
  • Works across all major enterprise computing platforms: Delivers cross-platform compatibility (Windows® desktop, UNIX®/Linux® and Windows servers, IBM i, and IBM z System)
  • Reduce file size up to 95% : ZIP compression reduces file size up to 95%, saving time and valuable resources
  • Automatic EBCDIC/ASCII conversions
  • zIIP support new: Offload processing to IBM z Integrated Information Processors (zIIP) to free up general computing capacity and lower overall total cost of computing for select workloads
  • Defers expensive DASD upgrades
  • Delivers unmatched flexibility with 100 percent configurable installation
  • UNIX file system support : Write files directly to, and read files directly from, Windows/UNIX/Linux file systems

Standard Edition

  • Works across all major enterprise computing platforms: Delivers cross-platform compatibility (Windows® desktop, UNIX®/Linux® and Windows servers, IBM i, and IBM z System)
  • Reduce file size up to 95%: ZIP compression reduces file size up to 95%, saving time and valuable resources
  • Automatic EBCDIC/ASCII conversions
  • Defers expensive DASD upgrades
  • Delivers unmatched flexibility with 100 percent configurable installation
  • UNIX file system support: Write files directly to, and read files directly from, Windows/UNIX/Linux file systems
  • zIIP support  new : Offload processing to IBM z Integrated Information Processors (zIIP) to free up general computing capacity and lower overall total cost of computing for select workloads

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PKZIP vs SecureZip, Standard and Enterprise Editions

PKZIP vs. SecureZIP PKZIP SecureZIP
  Std Ent Std Ent
Data Compression x x x x
Cross-platform Data Exchange x x x x
Decrypt with passphrase   x x x
Enhanced Tape Processing   x x x
Unix File System Support x x x x
Application Integration       x
Strong encryption with passphrase     x x
IBM ICSF Integration     x x
Encrypt/decrypt data with digital certificates and OpenPGP Keys       x
Directory Integration       x


Why just zip when you can zip & encrypt with SecureZIP? Click here to learn more.

     
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