NonStop ™ Newsletter for March 2019

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BrightStrand @ ETBC

Managing the Enterprise



How to Prove your Target Matches the Source in an Audit –
and Not Panic!

Upcoming Webinar: "Connecting to BASE24 and Other Payment Engines"

OmniPayments – Modern Payments for a Modern World

 XYPRO XYGATE® Identity Connector for HPE NonStop, Certified for CyberArk®

Multi-Factor Authentication on Nonstop Made Easy with CSP AUTHENTICATOR+™

NuWave at Events Near You

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




BrightStrand @ ETBC

The  BrightStrand Team look forward to seeing you all at ETBC in Edinburgh 13th - 15th May


With BrightStrand there's always....

No Smoke.........


No smoke, no mirrors, no snake oil.

Just NonStop Services to suit you.


Managing the Enterprise

No, not ‘Managing the Starship Enterprise’ for you Trekkie fans out there; that’s a walk in the park compared to managing and monitoring your enterprise and all of the components that make it so (pardon the pun).

Because, your business and its extremely important enterprise consist of many architectures, systems, platforms, applications, all of them critical to you providing a service to your customers.   

These environments include platforms such as HPE NonStop, IBM, Linux, Solaris, all potentially inter-connecting, utilising MQ, TCP/IP, Cloud Services, AWS, Azure, GCP, not to mention, Private and Hybrid Clouds.

Your entire infrastructure is most likely monitored individually, or occasionally via enterprise management solutions but rarely, are they monitored collectively - as a service. However, there is a collective solution for all your monitoring and management needs, because as Peter Drucker once said…

…and Sentra does this.

The Collective Solution - Sentra

A simple Sentra hypervisor such as above lies over dashboards, network analysis charts, log files, alerts, query engines, performance metrics and threshold alerting, all related to real-time and historical analytical data.  

All of this monitoring is conducted away from your enterprise and completely managed via a uniquely powerful enterprise monitoring solution.

Centralised Management

Sentra is a client-server(s) application for centralised management of multi-vendor systems, networks, applications, systems, cloud, and security, to name just a few.  

Centralised monitoring is the key aspect of Sentra, accompanied with escalation, alerting, tracking and reporting facilities. Sentra collectively, in real-time, retrieves data from numerous sources and interprets this data in how it affects the service provision to your business.

This real-time and historical data is available for Sentra’s unique and powerful query engine, where you can drill down into any of the data and retrieve content, e.g., based on suitable access rights, retrieve transaction and payment details with the option to mask any of the account data fields prior to viewing.

Cloud Monitoring

Cloud platforms of course provide their own monitoring facilities but as with the whole of the business enterprise, monitoring multiple platforms and multiple cloud service providers such as AWS, GCP, Azure can be tedious, especially if your administrators are individually, monitoring multiple platforms and services. By utilising Sentra, all your platforms and Cloud services can be monitored from one collective interface.

Security and Intrusion Detection

Security Risk Management and Intrusion Detection is all about providing system and network administrators with a visual representation of any anomalous traffic, occurring within their networks. This kind of monitoring can prove invaluable to a large enterprise.

Sentra’s Intrusion Detection capability achieves this, monitoring networks for traffic that does not comply with a set of pre-defined rules. These packets or activities then set off an alert based on a set of Sentra configured rules. Administrators are now reliably informed on what is happening on their networks.  

Intrusion Detection therefore, provides administrators with an improved chance of keeping unwanted guests out while making sure their internal network activity is legitimate.


If you would like further information on how Sentra can provide all your monitoring requirements, then please do not hesitate to contact Insider Technologies Limited:

+44 161 876 6606

Further details are available via our website, from where you can also obtain White Papers:



 As consumers continually push for better, faster, and more accessible products from our clients, Lusis Payments is dedicated to providing the best technology solutions in the payments industry.  Lusis has recently conducted another Proof of Concept benchmark on TANGO, our online transaction processing engine for mission-critical 24x7 payments. TANGO is built on a highly performing micro-service architecture providing agility for your business needs. 
The Proof of Concept was performed to showcase the ability of the TANGO architecture to work in a cloud environment. The requirements of the POC:

  • A resource manager that can monitor and send commands to any node in the cloud
  • The LOG file is centralized
  • Libraries and configurations stored on a single location
  • Support X*10,000 TPS with a constant response time

To view the complete results of the benchmark visit:

Brian Miller
Lusis Payments, North America

(415) 829-4577



European NonStop Technical Boot Camp

special early bird registration now open


How to Prove your Target Matches the Source in an Audit –
and Not Panic!


If you (or your boss!) worry even a little bit at the thought of your databases being out of sync, then HPE Shadowbase Compare for NonStop databases is for you. Oversight for replication products and business continuity is critical and requires independent methods to ensure the consistency between databases even while they are open by the application and actively being updated. HPE Shadowbase Compare provides proof for regulatory data validation compliance and auditors, and can also correct SQL databases via its Repair feature when data discrepancies are found.

HPE Shadowbase Compare/Repair can be used:

  • On any two copies of NonStop files or tables
  • To run independently of any replication product
  • To allow both the source and target to remain open for updating
  • As part of a customer solution to help satisfy regulatory and audit requirements for data verification

For more information, please visit: To speak with us about your data replication and data integration needs, please contact us, call us at +1.610.647.6250, or email us at

Hewlett Packard Enterprise directly sells and supports Shadowbase solutions under the brand name HPE Shadowbase. For more information, please contact your local HPE Shadowbase representative or visit our website.

Please Visit Gravic at these Upcoming 2019 Events

NYTUG Meeting—Berkeley Heights, NJ, 30 April

SCTUG Meeting—Santa Ana, CA, 2 May

ETBC European NonStop Technical Boot Camp—Edinburgh, 13-15 May

HPE Discover—Las Vegas, 18-20 June

ATUG Meeting—Atlanta area, 18 September

CTUG Conference—Toronto, 25-26 September

DUST Meeting—Phoenix, 8 October

Connect HPE Technical Boot Camp—San Francisco, 3-6 November


Upcoming Webinar: "Connecting to BASE24 and Other Payment Engines"

 Whether you use BASE24 to process payments, another name brand solution, or a homegrown payment engine, connecting to other applications in your enterprise is key.

Learn how to integrate with the rest of your organization quickly and easily in this webinar hosted by NuWave's resident BASE24 expert, Andrew Price.


This webinar will be held on April 16th and April 18th at times that will accommodate most HPE NonStop users worldwide.

Please choose the date and time that works best for you. Register Now.

OmniPayments – Modern Payments for a Modern World


It’s been a curious month with news that has seen the volume of UK Contactless Payments rise by over a 33% in the last 12 months alone to reach some £69 billion in expenditure.  This illustrates how comfortable consumers have become with frictionless payments. 

More globally, FIS is in the news for its mega-purchase of WorldPay, itself not that long ago acquired by Vantiv of the US, after which it adopted the WorldPay name.  This merger size of US$43billion sets a new record, exceeding the recent merger of FirstData & Fiserv.

With the growth of alternative payment methods on the rise, payment acquirers are realising their model needs to adapt rapidly to this evolving consumer behaviour.  While some may point to the risk of a growing proportion of payments without customer verification, fraud management systems are also evolving to meet this changing behaviour. 

This rapid consolidation in the market says more about rise of other ecommerce players like Amazon & Paypal etc.  Those with a strong presence in the bricks and mortar space want a presence in the e-commerce sector which is growing fastest, and they need to be big to compete in a market where transaction costs are generally falling.  These companies want a share of the frictionless payments market, and need to ensure they are positioned to accept the growing choice of consumer payment choices.  From a pricing point of view, it also indicates that the only real way of Acquirers growing business profits over the long-term is scale.  With the growth of alternative payment methods, the trend for merchant fees is most definitely down.

This is all good news for OmniPayments, where customers are increasingly expecting a smooth customer experience, at an investment level that allows them to compete effectively in the modern world. 

So whether it's ATM, POS, RestAPI, eCommerce, mCommerce, real cards or virtual cards, Loyalty, instant payments or Card Scheme payments, only OmniPayments will do.

Modern Payments for an integrated Modern World.

Meet us at the eBiTuG conference 13-14 May 2019 Edinburgh

Visit or contact your local Sales Agent for more details at


 XYPRO XYGATE® Identity Connector for HPE NonStop, Certified for CyberArk®

 One of the largest security risks to any organization is stale privileged accounts or the misuse, compromise or sharing of those accounts.

Privileged accounts have elevated access to perform administrative type functions.

They can be administrator accounts, service accounts, firecall or emergency accounts, database connection accounts, application accounts among others. Most of these accounts were set up ages ago when an application or system was deployed. They typically have multiple integration points.

Because of the risk of “breaking something”, the passwords for these accounts are rarely rotated, likely shared and improperly stored.

According to the Varonis 2018 Global Data Risk Report – 65 percent of companies have over 500 accounts with passwords that are never rotated.

These accounts have a higher likelihood of showing up in online password dumps with valid passwords. Privileged and service accounts with non-expiring passwords are a cyber criminal’s best friend.

Ensuring these passwords are stored properly, changed regularly, meet complexity and compliance requirements, and are audited can be overwhelming to manage.

Current processes for requesting and managing access to privileged accounts are manual, complex, and frequently do not map to the core business initiatives.

Governance is often an afterthought, leaving many enterprises vulnerable to increased security risks and potential non-compliance with external regulations or internal corporate mandates.


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Multi-Factor Authentication on Nonstop Made Easy



Multi-factor authentication has become vital in ensuring secure access to systems. It provides superior safety measures over easily compromised single password methods and is also an important requirements to comply with regulations such as PCI 8.3 and GDPR.


Any remote user or non-console admin user that has access to the cardholder environment must include multi-factor authentication. From legacy Pathway applications to the latest RESTful interfaces, effective MFA must be provided for users and applications that have the potential to access sensitive data. 

The new CSP Authenticator+™ supports both primary and secondary authentication for NonStop. It provides a  RESTful interface which supports multi-factor authenticated logins on NonStop systems. CSP Authenticator+ resides on the NonStop Platform and uses an OSS “bridge” to connect to the RESTful interface of the CSP Authenticator+ web server.


CSP Authenticator+™ Dashboard


Primary authentication methods such as RADIUS, RSA Cloud, Active Directory, Oracle ID Manager and Open LDAP are supported. User Rights Synchronization will make it easier than ever before to integrate a NonStop system into the Enterprise ID management platforms.


CSP Authenticator+ can provide authentication services via Safeguard Authentication SEEP, or Pathway and Non-Pathway servers. Almost any application, including TACL, can now easily support multi-factor authentication (MFA).

Secondary authentication methods supported include RSA SecurID, Email, Text Message, Google Authenticate and RADIUS. You can now enable MFA logins for different applications, making them more secure! 

CSP Authenticator+ Workflow

CSP Authenticator+ Key Features:


·        Primary and Secondary authentication support

·        Browser-based user friendly interface

·        Standardized authentication across platforms

·        Configurable for all or selected users

·        Certified for the latest RSA release

·        Support for virtual addressing


CSP - Compliance at your Fingertips™

For complimentary access to CSP-Wiki®, an extensive repository of NonStop security knowledge and best practices, please visit


We Built the Wiki for NonStop Security ®


The CSP Team              

+1(905) 568 - 8900

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NuWave at Events Near You

All of us at NuWave are excited for the current conference season. Check out our preview of the HPE NonStop spring events to see what we have in store for the coming months and who will be where, and to stay updated on our tour schedule. Here is a list of where you'll be able to find some of the NuWave team members and partners:

·        DUST (Desert USers of Tandem)

April 2

CVS Caremark, Scottsdale, AZ

*Talk to our partners at TIC Software

·        NYTUG (New York Area Tandem User Group)

April 30

HPE, Berkeley Heights, NJ

·        LATUG (Latin America Tandem User Group)

May 2-3

Hilton Hotel, Bogota, Colombia

·        ETBC (European Technical Boot Camp)

May 14-15

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh, UK


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


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DUST – Desert USers of Tandem

April 02 2019, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM [MST]

9501 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260, United States


NYTUG 2018

New York / New Jersey Area Tandem User Group

April 30, 2019

HPE Office Berkeley Heights, 200 Connell Drive, Suite 5000, rooms 586 & 588, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey 07922


SCTUG 2018

SCTUG 2019

May 2, 2019

ASSURANT, 7th Floor, Surf City Room, 2677 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705


GTUG 2017

German NonStop User Group

May 8 and 9, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Customer Technologie Center, Herrenberger Strasse 140 / Gebäude B07, 71034 Böblingen


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eBITUG Edingurgh

May 13, 2019 - May 15, 2019

The Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland


HPE NonStop Connect 2018

HPE Aspire 2019

May 19 – 13, 2019

Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando, FL


NonStop Summit Latino America 2018

LATUG 2019

May 23-25, 2019

The Hilton Hotel, Bogota, Colombia


HPE NonStop Connect 2018

HPE – Business Critical Dialogue

May 24 – 26, 2019

Kochi, Kerala, India


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ACI Exchange

June 17 – 20, 2019

Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009





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