Micro Focus SecureData Mainframe zOs z/Protect 8.3.0 has been released

  • KM03770731
  • 07-Jan-2021
  • 08-Jan-2021


Micro Focus SecureData Mainframe zOs z/Protect 8.3.0


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Micro Focus is announcing the release of

Product: SecureData Mainframe zOs z/Protect
Version: 8.3.0
Languages: English

The following  new key features are available with this version:

District decoupling
Introduced with SecureData Appliance 6.9.2, this feature allows a SecureData Appliance hostname to differ from the security district.

This simplifies operations by allowing SecureData hostnames to comply with local standards, or to be renamed—for example, if top-level domain names change after an acquisition or rebranding.

Extended character set support
Distributed versions of SecureData allow use of extended character ranges beyond the Printable ASCII set (32-126 decimal):

  • the Printable Latin-1 Supplement (160-255)
  • Latin Extended-A (256-383)
  • the Euro Sign (8364)

Because of ASCII–EBCDIC mapping issues, SecureData z/Protect cannot support this entire range, and has rejected attempts to define Cryptids using formats whose alphabets define characters beyond Printable ASCII. As of this release, SecureData z/Protect now allows use of formats that include characters in the Printable Latin-1 Supplement (160-255). Formats with characters in the Latin Extended-A or that use the Euro Sign will still be rejected by SecureData z/Protect.

This improves the ability to protect a wider range of values, such as names with accented characters.

For more information, please check the Release Notes for this version (available from MySupport).

If you have an active support subscription for these products, please plan for downloading this version from the Software Licenses and Downloads Portal. To access these products in the Software Licenses and Downloads Portal, you will need to sign in with your Micro Focus credentials.

Our goal is to provide you with clear visibility into the support time-line of software products, enabling you to use this information to plan, test, and deploy new product versions. For more information, check our MySupport Software Product Lifecycle pages. Please take note of the end of support dates for the latest available version of this product:

Support time-line
Date Details
Dec 31, 2022 Committed Support Ends

Please note that all SecureData z/Protect customers with active support subscriptions are eligible to update to SecureData z/Protect 8.3.0.