General Availability Announcement for XCOM Data Transport for Windows 12.0 End of Service for XCOM Data Transport for Windows 11.6 SP02

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30 May 2023

30 May 2023

May 2023


To:          XCOM Data Transport for Windows® Customers

From:      Broadcom’s XCOM Data Transport for Windows Product Team

Subject:  General Availability Announcement for XCOM Data Transport for Windows 12.0

               End of Service for XCOM Data Transport for Windows 11.6 SP02

On behalf of Broadcom, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services.  As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we regularly release updated versions of our products. Today, we are pleased to announce that XCOM Data Transport for Windows 12.0 is now available.

Featured enhancements for XCOM Data Transport for Windows 12.0 include:

  • Security
    • Reduced risk of security exposures, including potential vulnerability threats
    • Increased security with the introduction of the DSKEYLBL parameter, which enables Pervasive Encryption of z/OS data sets
    • Updated default SSL configuration settings (supporting both TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2) that provide enhanced security while still maintaining backward compatibility
  • Installation and Configuration
    • OpenJRE support, in addition to existing Oracle JRE support
  • Choice of Java versions and the ability to perform maintenance outside the XCOM environment
  • Ability to share Java with multiple applications. Sharing Java can reduce the installation footprint
  • Seamless upgrade from the supported releases and simplified rollback procedures
  • Automated cleanup, which eliminates the manual effort to clean up old releases and registry entries
  • More efficient time-saving installation and configuration through the use of Ansible. Sample scripts are provided
  • Improved performance with default settings that have been changed to better suit today’s environment
  • Inclusion of Published Solutions Released via Continuous Delivery
  • Acceptance of a password passphrase
  • Oracle database support for history and password-less (trusted) transfers
  • Splunk interface to store data transfer activity and perform analytics, including graphic and charting visuals

For details, we encourage you to visit the XCOM Data Transport Release Notes found in Tech Docs.

You can download your copy of XCOM Data Transport for Windows online at the Support Portal, where you can also utilize the case management system. To install your product, follow the installation procedures for your product at Tech Docs.  If you have any questions or require assistance, contact Support.

Additionally, in accordance with the Broadcom Software Maintenance Policy Handbook, please consider this email your written notification that we are discontinuing technical support for XCOM Data Transport for Windows 11.6 SP02, effective May 31, 2024. This will allow our development organization to more effectively focus its resources and add value to the next release of XCOM Data Transport for Windows. After May 31, 2024, Broadcom will continue to make self-service support available until the end of your current maintenance term.

We encourage you to plan for the migration to XCOM Data Transport for Windows 12.0 as soon as possible so that you can take full advantage of the features and enhancements this release has to offer.

Should you need any assistance in understanding these new features or implementing this latest release, our implementation services partners can help.  Please contact your local account representative for more information on how they can help. To connect, learn, and share with other customers, join and participate in our XCOM Data Transport Community.

For a list of XCOM Education courses, please visit the Learning Paths and select the desired product. We update courses based on functional impact as well as high demand; therefore, courses created from previous releases may apply to the current release.

Please review our End of Service / End of Life Policy within the Broadcom Software Maintenance Policy Handbook.

Thank you again for your business.