Migrating Printing  from SNA to TCP/IP & Secured Output Distribution Banking, Financial & Insurance Marketing Representati...
Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. <ul><li>Incorporated in 1979 - Springfield, IL </li></ul><ul><li>550+ Employees </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Migrating Printing from SNA to TCP/IP </li></ul><ul><li>Secured Output Distribution </li></ul>
<ul><li>Support Migration to TCP/IP Networks  </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize Value of Existing Printing Resources </li></ul><u...
The Multi-protocol Network SNA/DLC 3270 SNA 5250 NetBeui IPX/SPX Netbios TCP/IP UNIX OS/390 AS/400 Novell NT OS/2 DEC LAT
Single   Protocol Network Printing Workstation UNIX OS/390 AS/400 Novell NT OS/2 DEC TCP/IP TCP/IP PRINTER
Reasons for Migrating <ul><li>IP offers obvious advantages over SNA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower costs  </li></ul></ul><ul>...
IP Printing Options <ul><li>Various points for SNA to IP ‘bridge’ </li></ul><ul><li>Many ways to ‘bridge’ gap between SNA ...
LRS IP Philosophy <ul><li>LRS philosophy of IP printing:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin at the source </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
LRS IP Printing Options <ul><li>LRS offers various options for  printing host output via TCP/IP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VPS/...
VPS/TCPIP <ul><li>VPS/TCPIP runs in the same MVS  address space as VPS </li></ul><ul><li>Support VTAM and TCP/IP printing ...
LPR/LPD Printing <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Universal Acceptance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Almost every...
Sockets Printing <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No need to ‘stage’ data...
BIP <ul><li>BIP (Bi-directional Internet Printing) enhances VPS/TCPIP Direct Sockets support </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages ...
BIP Features <ul><li>Recoverability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Remembers’ last page printed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restar...
Formatting IP Output <ul><li>Standard VPS functions allow user control of output formatting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscap...
Reasons for Migrating <ul><li>Advantages of TCP/IP over SNA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower costs  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
*Spread sheet available upon request
<ul><li>Secured Output Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Migrating Printing from SNA to TCP/IP </li></ul>
Why Secure Output? <ul><li>Reasons to Secure your Output </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Host to LAN print distribution </li></ul></...
Are you at Risk? <ul><li>OS/390 </li></ul><ul><li>VPS </li></ul><ul><li>VPS/TCPIP </li></ul>Private Leased Lines Potential...
VPS/Secure Solution <ul><li>The Solution: Secure Output Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Products reside on Mainframe, Unix ...
End-to-End Encryption <ul><li>OS/390 </li></ul><ul><li>VPS </li></ul><ul><li>VPS/TCPIP </li></ul><ul><li>VPS/Secure </li><...
LRS Secure Solutions Outbound: VPS ® VPS/TCPIP VPS/SECURE Inbound: DRS DRS/TCPIP DRS/SECURE Inbound & Outbound: AnyQueue ™...
What do we do next ? <ul><li>30 Day Product Trial-  </li></ul><ul><li>ask Tracy, Denice or Mark for a trial form </li></ul...
<ul><li>Check it out. . . </li></ul><ul><li>www.lrs.com/eom </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul>Please contact: Tracy Guard, D...
Coming Soon! <ul><li>AnyQueue/Unix  –   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HP-UX, Sun Solaris and IBM-AIX  (Beta July) </li></ul></ul><...
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  • The point where SNA traffic is converted to TCPIP can be almost anywhere. The most typical is the server level where products like HOSTPRINT and SNA print server bridge the gap. Some implementations run SNA all the way to the desktop. Another method is to do TN3270E, this transitions from SNA to IP right on the host but rarely works well.
  • VPS.TCPIP provides a simpler, cleaner environment for printing. No intermediate servers necessary.
  • LRS offers various options for printing host output via TCPIP. LPR/LPD Support was developed in 93, with the sockets interface in 95 and BIP Support in 2000. For those of you who have remote locations that want to control their own output we have developed a product called AnyQueue which resides on an NT Server. VPS sends the data to AnyQueue via IP where the remote user has the ability to print the data, email it, fax it or keep it in a temporary retention area for reprinting. VPS/Email allows you to send short line reports in the form of text and longer reports in the form of PDF, HTML or RTF email attachments.
  • VPS/TCPIP runs in the same address space as VPS, supports VTAM and IP printing concurrently. The printers are defined in the same control library, and printers can be easily added, deleted or changed dynamically.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of LPR/LPD Printing is that almost every IP host supports LPD, with the disadvantages being the overhead associated with LPR/LPD and the Checkpointing and Separators do not work as well as with SNA.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of Sockets Printing is it you don’t need to stage the data before processing. Separators, command and checkpointing work as they do with SNA. The Disadvantages is that the servers do not support Direct Sockets.
  • BIP (Bi-directional Internet Printing) enhances the Direct Sockets support. It give you greater control of the data by giving you two-way communication with the printer, the ability to do recovery as well as see printer status messages. The disadvantages is that is does work with Servers either and not all printers can support BIP, most do but some of the older ones do not.
  • One of the features of BIP is recoverability. Because it remembers the last page that is printed you can restart a printer at the proper page after an error has occurred. You also get Status Messages from the printer via VMCF which you were already using. Once the condition is cleared VPS will continue printing. The end user can cancel print at any time.
  • VPS 8.0 implements a simple method of adding print controls to data called the PCMDS (P commands). This makes it easy to use enhanced formatting. Many examples are provided.
  • Reasons for Migrating is the cost savings, single network protocol, easier to add and make changes to printers, Open protocol is supported by many output devices. Better performance and dependability.
  • AnyQueue/Unix will extend the AnyQueue product family to the Unix operating systems. HP-UX and Sun’s Solaris will be the first versions introduced and a version for IBM-AIX will follow. Actually, the beta test versions for HP and Sun are available now. If you are interested, call your Marketing Rep. VPS/PDF enables emailing of AFP formatted reports. Coupled with VPS/Email, it provides an excellent means of distributing output electronically to remote users, customers, etc. It has been in beta test for a while and should be GA soon. DRS V1 R3.4 incorporates several enhancements including SYSOUT Report Tracking, LPR Query Support, VPS to DRS File Transfer capability, and the option to have DRS create an Hierarchical File System (HFS) File on the Unix System Services side of the OS/390 system.
  • Migrating Printing from SNA to TCP/IP

    1. 1. Migrating Printing from SNA to TCP/IP & Secured Output Distribution Banking, Financial & Insurance Marketing Representatives Tracy Guard Denice Hurt Mark Birtch
    2. 2. Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. <ul><li>Incorporated in 1979 - Springfield, IL </li></ul><ul><li>550+ Employees </li></ul><ul><li>More than half of the Fortune 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>5000+ systems worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive experience across all industries </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on products in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise Output Management </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Migrating Printing from SNA to TCP/IP </li></ul><ul><li>Secured Output Distribution </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Support Migration to TCP/IP Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize Value of Existing Printing Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attempt to use the existing network & printers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduce Document Delivery Costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By distributing output, then printing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Moving to Virtual Private Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very interested in cost reduction </li></ul></ul>Strategic Customer Issues
    5. 5. The Multi-protocol Network SNA/DLC 3270 SNA 5250 NetBeui IPX/SPX Netbios TCP/IP UNIX OS/390 AS/400 Novell NT OS/2 DEC LAT
    6. 6. Single Protocol Network Printing Workstation UNIX OS/390 AS/400 Novell NT OS/2 DEC TCP/IP TCP/IP PRINTER
    7. 7. Reasons for Migrating <ul><li>IP offers obvious advantages over SNA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single network protocol for all printing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier steps to adding printers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open TCP/IP protocol supported by numerous output devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher performance and dependability </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. IP Printing Options <ul><li>Various points for SNA to IP ‘bridge’ </li></ul><ul><li>Many ways to ‘bridge’ gap between SNA and IP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SNA Emulation/Gateway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Server level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop SNA emulations </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. LRS IP Philosophy <ul><li>LRS philosophy of IP printing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin at the source </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Send SYSOUT data directly from MVS across TCP/IP to printer </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No intermediate emulation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data never touches ‘SNA world’ </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. LRS IP Printing Options <ul><li>LRS offers various options for printing host output via TCP/IP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VPS/TCPIP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LPR/LPD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sockets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BIP ™ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AnyQueue ™ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VPS/Email </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. VPS/TCPIP <ul><li>VPS/TCPIP runs in the same MVS address space as VPS </li></ul><ul><li>Support VTAM and TCP/IP printing concurrently </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy migration path </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VTAM and TCP/IP printers defined in common control library </li></ul><ul><li>Printers can be easily added, modified, deleted dynamically </li></ul>
    12. 12. LPR/LPD Printing <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Universal Acceptance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Almost every TCP/IP host supports LPD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inefficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Overhead associated with LPR/LPD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Separators and checkpointing do not work as well as with SNA </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Sockets Printing <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No need to ‘stage’ data before processing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LPR/LPD ‘control file’ and associated processing not needed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Separators work as they do in SNA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commands and checkpointing also work as expected </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Servers generally do not support Direct Sockets connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Direct sockets connection cannot be made to UNIX or NT servers </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. BIP <ul><li>BIP (Bi-directional Internet Printing) enhances VPS/TCPIP Direct Sockets support </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Two-way communication with printer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recoverability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Status messages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cancel key </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Same as ‘sockets printer’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does not work through servers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some printers do not support BIP; most do </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 15. BIP Features <ul><li>Recoverability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Remembers’ last page printed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restarts at proper page after error or interrupt </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Status Messages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Error Status codes displayed by VPS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VPS continues printing when condition cleared </li></ul></ul><ul><li>End user can cancel print using printer’s cancel key </li></ul>
    16. 16. Formatting IP Output <ul><li>Standard VPS functions allow user control of output formatting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscape/Portrait </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple up (PostScript) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duplex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Input tray selection </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Reasons for Migrating <ul><li>Advantages of TCP/IP over SNA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single network protocol for all printing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier steps to adding printers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open TCP/IP protocol supported by numerous output devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher performance and dependability </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. *Spread sheet available upon request
    19. 19. <ul><li>Secured Output Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Migrating Printing from SNA to TCP/IP </li></ul>
    20. 20. Why Secure Output? <ul><li>Reasons to Secure your Output </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Host to LAN print distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stock or Financial Transaction Reports </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remote Check printing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Account Information / PIN or Social Security numbers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Payroll, Pricing & Salary reports </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Invoice, PO & Contract printing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Route LAN output up to the Host </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer Print File between JES to JES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Added security to current Virtual Private Network </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Are you at Risk? <ul><li>OS/390 </li></ul><ul><li>VPS </li></ul><ul><li>VPS/TCPIP </li></ul>Private Leased Lines Potential area for security breach Virtual Private Network or Public Internet IP Printer Corporate LAN Remote Corp. LAN Firewall IP Printer
    22. 22. VPS/Secure Solution <ul><li>The Solution: Secure Output Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Products reside on Mainframe, Unix or NT </li></ul><ul><li>Encrypt output before it enters the network </li></ul><ul><li>Decryption Hardware support available in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hewlett-Packard printers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lexmark printers (3 rd Quarter 2002) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Documents cannot be viewed or copied </li></ul><ul><li>Documents only print at intended secured printer </li></ul><ul><li>Uses the NIST selected Rijndael algorithm </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizes VPS reliability and scalability </li></ul>
    23. 23. End-to-End Encryption <ul><li>OS/390 </li></ul><ul><li>VPS </li></ul><ul><li>VPS/TCPIP </li></ul><ul><li>VPS/Secure </li></ul>Private Leased Lines Virtual Private Network or Public Internet IP Printer with Encryption Corporate LAN Remote Corp. LAN Secure Data Encryption Firewall IP Printer with Encryption
    24. 24. LRS Secure Solutions Outbound: VPS ® VPS/TCPIP VPS/SECURE Inbound: DRS DRS/TCPIP DRS/SECURE Inbound & Outbound: AnyQueue ™ AnyQueue/Secure Inbound & Outbound: AnyQueue ™ AnyQueue/Secure *Required Products
    25. 25. What do we do next ? <ul><li>30 Day Product Trial- </li></ul><ul><li>ask Tracy, Denice or Mark for a trial form </li></ul><ul><li>Install VPS/TCPIP and or VPS/Secure. </li></ul><ul><li>Install the encryption printer hardware. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate and test. </li></ul><ul><li>Print Host Output Securely to IP printers </li></ul>
    26. 26. <ul><li>Check it out. . . </li></ul><ul><li>www.lrs.com/eom </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Please contact: Tracy Guard, Denice Hurt & Mark Birtch for more information Thank You For Attending
    27. 27. Coming Soon! <ul><li>AnyQueue/Unix – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HP-UX, Sun Solaris and IBM-AIX (Beta July) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VPS/PDF – Converts AFP files to PDF for electronic distribution (Beta July) </li></ul><ul><li>DRS V1 R3.4 – Enhancements </li></ul><ul><li>DRS/Output Manager – Enables transparent management of remote output on OS/390 (Beta in July/Aug.) </li></ul>

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