NonStop ™ eNewsletter for July 2018

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Registration Now Open for the MATUG Fall Users Meeting

XYPRO partners with CyberArk and SailPoint to maximize enterprise identity governance and security investments for HPE NonStop servers.

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Ready Player None: Protecting What You Can’t See (Protect)



Title: Digital Onboarding is getting much easier with e-KYC on the OmniPayments Blockchain

Visit the XYPRO events calendar to see where we will be and sign up for free webinars

NonStop Technical BootCamp 2018

Availability Digest Says Partial Outages May Be “Sick but Not Dead”




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Registration Now Open for the MATUG Fall Users Meeting




Please register via EventBrite for the Mid-Atlantic Tandem User Group (MATUG) meeting scheduled for 8am-5pm on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore-BWI Airport near Baltimore, MD, USA. (Click for more information.) Expect HPE presentations on the NonStop HW/SW product roadmap and new technology with blockchain, as well as several informative vendor presentations.

Calling all VENDORS, ISV’s, and SOFTWARE PROVIDERS: There are only four 25-minute vendor presentation slots still available, for a reasonable sponsorship fee (TBD based on overall meeting expenses, including meals and estimated to be around $500). These slots will be filled on a “first-come first-serve” basis, based on the time of your email response to Susan Loeliger, MATUG Secretary/Treasurer. (User presentations take preference and are free.) To assist with travel plans, please note that the CTUG Fall Conference will be held two days prior to MATUG on Wednesday, September 26 in Mississauga, Ontario.

The MATUG meeting is open to all HPE NonStop customers, partners, users, consultants, or interested parties. Members are usually from the following states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia, although anyone can attend. MATUG provides members with the opportunity to participate in quality informational sessions, learn about new HPE products and services, and interact with fellow HPE NonStop users.

Please forward this announcement to others in your organization who may be interested in attending.


XYPRO partners with CyberArk and SailPoint to maximize enterprise identity governance and security investments for HPE NonStop servers.


Expanding on the recent strategic SailPoint partnership and integration for the HPE NonStop Server, XYPRO is thrilled to announce our partnership with CyberArk, the leader in privileged access security.


Why integrate your HPE NonStop servers with CyberArk?

XYPRO has worked closely with CyberArk and our mutual customer base to deliver the only CyberArk integration for the HPE NonStop server. XYPRO’s  XYGATE Identity Connector for CyberArk bridges the existing gap on HPE NonStop servers between identity governance and enterprise password management.


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Ready Player None: Protecting What You Can’t See (Protect)



Protection/prevention is the first and most critical layer of any security framework. Without a proper protection layer in place, none of the other layers can be relied upon. Think of the protection layer as the traditional defensive strategy – “the wall built around assets”. This includes defining and implementing a security policy as well as hardening of the network, the system and applications. The protection layer is also where users, roles, access control and audits are set up. Key fundamentals to consider as part of the protection layer:

  • Authentication – Allows a system to verify that someone is who they claim to be. In a HPE NonStop server environment, this can be done using Safeguard, XYGATE User Authentication, or through application authentication.
  • Authorization – Determines what a user can and cannot do on a system. Authorization defines roles and access to resources.  
  • Access Control – Enforces the required security for a resource or object.
  • Logging and Auditing – Ensures that all security events are captured for analysis, reporting and forensics
  • Encryption and Tokenization – Secures communication and data both in flight and at rest. Examples of products which protect data include VLE, TLS, SSH, Tokenization and more.
  • Vulnerability and Patch Management – Ensure timely installation of all RVUs, SPRs and application updates. Prioritize and take recommended action on HPE Hotstuff notices.

These types of preventative controls are necessary and intended to prevent unauthorized access to resources and data, but they cannot solely be relied on as a sustainable security strategy. Attackers’ motivations and sophistication are evolving, therefore when prevention fails, detection should kick in while there is still time to respond and prevent damage.



It is in this year, 2018, that the PSD2 (Revised Payment Service Directive) will be implemented.  Instructions from the European Union (EU), banks’ monopolies on their customers’ account information and payment services will no longer be permitted.  

PSD2 will enable bank clients to use third-party vendors to provide financial services on their behalf.  In the near future, clients will have the option of using any provider to pay their bills via person-to-person (P2P) transfers, while still having their money assets secured in their current bank account.  Banks will be obliged to ensure that these third-party providers are given access to “their” customers’ accounts through open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).  This will enable third-parties to build financial services on top of banks’ data and infrastructure.

All of this will significantly change a bank’s competition model.  It will not be about changing account location; rather, it will be about the services that customers use.  No longer will banks be competing against their peers.  Instead, they will be competing against one another.  PSD2 will change customer expectations; payments’ value chains; and determine what business models are profitable. 

The Payment Initiation Service Provider (PISP) and the Account Information Service Provider (AISP), are two entries into the EU’s changing financial system.  Because of PSD2, they are service providers which will have access to the account information of bank customers.  The fact is that such services could look at a user’s spending behavior and provide analysis, or even aggregate a user’s account information from several banks, looking at that as well.  A PISP provider initiates a payment on behalf of the user, with P2P transfer and bill payment as component parts sure to be seen when PSD2 is enacted.

A More International Perspective

It is well understood that the EU evidences great ambition and in so doing it issues laws or directives to realize its goals.  The EU ‘s involvement in the deregulation of telcos has produced spectacular outcomes.  Huge operators have transformed old national monopolies in national amphi-polies, tri-polies or tetra-polies.   In the meantime, the telco industry itself has been badly damaged and is now dying.  Today, Europeans buy phones via the United States (US) or Korea and network switches in China or the US. 

As to bank services, and with no directives, it is very possible that Citibank, Bank of America Corporation (BAC), and Chase Bank will do better more quickly if they may take advantage of the frantic activity Europeans are going to create in their homelands.

No matter what, it is clear that the mandate is for creation of a more competitive bank environment, thereby creating a global marketplace for European bank services. 


 Brian Miller
Lusis Payments, North America

(415) 829-4577


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Title: Digital Onboarding is getting much easier with e-KYC on the OmniPayments Blockchain



Ever wondered why the banks and Financial Institutions make it so painful for you to sign up as a new customer? If you want a financial institution to hold money and investments in your name, then you have to go through a Customer Identification Process known as KYC or Know Your Customer.  The Bank must meet Anti-Money-Laundering legislation to show that you are a bone fide customer, and not somebody’s pet parrot. This procedure has been with us for a long time, and it is burdensome on both the institution and the individual. 

This is costs money and time, and with the march of digital only banks, this process now has to go digital too.  With the growing wealth of information about us held digitally, banks can now go through a e-KYC process, which is much more customer-friendly, more streamlined, quicker and cheaper.  Better for everyone actually.

No longer will you have to produce utility bills, proof-of-address, birth certificates or other documents that you struggle to find. 

e-KYC is coming much faster than you realise.  Today signing up for a bank such as Atom, Monzo or Starling now takes minutes instead of days.  These banks are IT companies who just happen to have a Banking license. 

OmniPayments has partnered with R3 Corda and HPE NonStop to build the e-KYC Blockchain solution. OmniPayments e-KYC can be accessed via OpenAPIs, quickly and reliably 24x7.  It can be integrated with your core enterprise applications either in the data centre or in the cloud.  OmniPayments e-KYC Blockchain projects are developing rapidly and helping customers to vastly reduce their cost of customer acquisition, while increasing their success rate of completion.

Reach out to us to learn more.


 Visit the XYPRO events calendar to see where we will be and sign up for free webinars



HPE KOREA Nonstop Technology Day 2018July 24, 2018Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea - Conrad Hotel Seoul Event Website >


HPE Taiwan Nonstop Technology Day 2018July 27, 2018Taipei City, Taiwan - Marriott TaipeiEvent Website >

ATUG 2018September 19, 2018Event Website >

CTUG 2018September 26, 2018 September 27, 2018Hewlett–Packard Enterprise Canada, 5150 Spectrum Way, Mississauga, OntarioEvent Website >



MATUG 2018September 28, 2018Linthicum, Maryland - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore-BWI AirportEvent Website >

MexTUG 2018October 4, 2018Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel and Towers - MexicoEvent Website >






Registration is open for the 2018 NonStop Technical Boot Camp!

Make plans to join the global NonStop community for four days of networking and learning with NonStop Engineers, Executives, Partners and Customers at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport:

Registration Information:

EARLY BIRD:  $1395 (before 10/01/18)
REGULAR FEE:  $1695 (after 10/01/18)

Call for Papers is OPEN:

Deadline for proposal is September 1st.

The Partner SIG looks forward to reuniting with Customers and HPE this fall in the Grand Peninsula Ballroom on the Lobby level!

Kathy Wood

NonStop Partner SIG/Vendor Chair


Availability Digest Says Partial Outages May Be “Sick but Not Dead”


Partial failures of a system or device are among the most difficult to detect and diagnose. Just ask VISA, whose payment network suffered widespread outages in June across Europe. The outages limited or prevented transactions of over one million VISA cards. The culprit? A primary switch in one of VISA’s two UK-based, redundant data centers suffered a rare partial failure that was not detected. That switch remained in production. It was sick but not dead. As a result, there was no failover to the fully functioning backup switch; and five million transactions failed to process.

Partial failures also are called “soft” failures, “sick but not dead” failures, “grey” failures. They are rare, and few companies test for them. But systems impacted can fall victim to performance degradation, loss of access to data and processes, or long latencies that lead to total system failure. Just ask Lloyd’s Banking Group, the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Amazon Web Services, and others.

“Sick but Not Dead” is one of several articles in the July Availability Digest. They reflect the type of content that our authors undertake not only for the Digest but as content for other publications as well. We provide a variety of technical writing, consulting, marketing, and seminar services. Individuals too busy to write articles themselves often hire us to ghostwrite. We also create white papers, case studies, technical manuals and specifications, RFPs, presentation slides, web content, press releases, advertisements, and so on.

In addition, The Availability Digest offers one-day and multi-day seminars on High Availability: Concepts and Practices. Seminars are given both onsite and online and are tailored to an organization’s specific needs. Popular seminars are devoted to achieving fast failover, the impact of redundancy on availability, basic availability concepts, and eliminating planned downtime.

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