Fix Pack 6.0.0.6 for WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition V6.0 is available

See the IBM Flash announcement.

Significant new functionality was delivered in this Fix Pack.  According to the README file:

1.2.2 New support

1.2.2.1 Active Directory User Registry

This fix pack adds support for Tivoli Access Manager 6.0 environments where the Tivoli Access Manager Policy Server is configured against an Active Directory user registry. See section 8.0 of this README for further details.

1.2.2.2 Local Credential Cache

This fix pack adds additional functionality to the Tivoli Access Manager for Business Integration server to enable it to function while disconnected from the user registry and the PKI registry. This will allow for deployments where Tivoli Access Manager for Business Integration is only sporadically connected to these infrastructure pieces. See section 9.0 of this README for further details.

As many of you know, Tivoli Access Manager for Business Integration (TAMBI) is moving to the WebSphere family of products in both name and behind the scenes in the development labs.  This Fix Pack is the first delivery of the WebSphere-branded product and represents a significant milestone.  With all of the recent activity and interest in WebSphere MQ security, this could not have come at a better time.

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2 Responses to Fix Pack 6.0.0.6 for WebSphere MQ Extended Security Edition V6.0 is available

  1. T.Rob says:

    That’s a good question, chetan. I don’t have access to that level of product strategy but I would imagine the answer would have to do with the level of interest in security overall. The good news is that interest is indeed rising. The bad news is that the drivers of this rising interest include breaches on the internal network. The Consumability team was formed to encourage input from customers and other stakeholders so the product teams are more directly linked to customer needs. If you’d like to provide some feedback, there’s a link on the WMQ page and you are more than welcome to take the survey. The last version I saw had a free-form field for comments so if the survey misses something important you can let them know.

  2. chetan says:

    When will IBM make ESE a part of MQ base product itself?

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