SOURCE: Software Diversified Services

October 30, 2006 16:42 ET

VIP 5.0 Charts z/OS Network Statistics to E-Mail and Web Browsers

BROOKLYN CENTER, MN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 30, 2006 -- In a move that makes monitoring the use, misuse, and errors in a z/OS network easier and more reliable than ever before in history, the VIP Monitor from SDS now sends graphic history reports from z/OS mainframes to user e-mail addresses and file servers.

In pursuit of vigilance and quick-response, administrators of z/OS - TCP/IP networks can use the new version of VIP, VIP 5.0, to automate daily or hourly delivery of graphs and data tables that illustrate such crucial statistics as the following:

--  Response times experienced by TN3270 and HTTP clients.
--  FTP users, file transfers, and failed log-ons.
--  Traffic volumes for individual applications, stacks, interfaces, and
    or z/OS images.
--  OSA and Enterprise Extender data-transfer rates.
To see a sample report, visit

VIP also provides immediate, real-time reports and alerts regarding network utilization, performance, and security.

VIP's browser-based tools make it easy to track down problems and isolate threats.

VIP's extensive history-reporting facilities enable well-informed capacity planning and authoritative documentation of service levels.

VIP relies on an ultra-efficient suite of monitoring strategies, typically consuming less than 1% of CPU resources on the machines it monitors.

In efficiency, ease-of-use, and thoroughness, VIP 5.0 will consistently outperform other monitors, including those packaged in software suites.

Software Diversified Services (SDS), founded in 1981, is noted for the highest quality software, documentation, and technical support in the business. Its support has been rated number 1 by the prestigious IBEX Bulletin. SDS supports 20-plus MVS, VM, and VSE systems products, and related PC software, for more than 1,000 clients worldwide.

For more information, a free white paper, or a live demonstration by webcast, see or write to

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