NonStop ™ Newsletter for October 2019

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Ascert and TIC Announce Partnership to Bring Enhanced Services to the HPE NonStop Community

Reflex - New Face | Same Reliability!

XYPRO –  Diamond Sponsor of NonStop Bootcamp 2019!


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Gravic Publishes Article on Discovering Meaningful Patterns Using Data Integration

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TIC SOFTWARE: 5 Things to Know when Starting a REST Client Development Project

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OpenAPIs are at the heart of OmniPayments

Three TANDsoft Flagship Solutions Set Sail for NonStop Boot Camp
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NonStop TBC is Almost Here!

CSP is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the 2019 NonStop Technical Boot Camp in San Francisco, where we will once again be hosting the NonStop TBC 2019 Welcome Reception and Beer Bust.

Join us for the Welcome Reception at the Grand Peninsula Foyer at 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 3rd, followed immediately by the CSP Beer Bust at the Grand Peninsula Ballroom at 6:00 pm.

Marketing Manager, Henry Fonseca, will be presenting CSP’s latest solution for supporting Multi-Factor Authentication on NonStop servers: CSP Authenticator +™. The presentation takes place at 1:15 pm on Monday, November 4,  at the Regency Ballroom C. You won’t want to miss it!

Born out of our Protect-X security hardening framework, CSP Authenticator +™ is built for universal Application and System (TACL and OSS) access so that security administrators can easily implement one or several authentication methods, including token-based systems such as RSA or similar providers.

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Ascert and TIC Announce Partnership to Bring Enhanced Services to the HPE NonStop Community

The partnership provides a high-value testing service offering for the NonStop Community

 Ascert and TIC announce a services partnership to bring enhanced customized testing offerings to the NonStop Community. “The formation of this joint venture provides a significant value-added proposition to users of the HPE NonStop platform,” says Rich Greene, Ascert’s Director of Sales & Service for the America’s. “Both companies have decades of experience in the space and are well known for delivering innovative solutions that work extremely well.”

The new partnership offers many enhanced testing services, including platform migrations, automated green-screen testing (HPE NonStop 6530 and IBM 3270 terminals), Enscribe file analysis and repair, certifications with external partners, migration from manual to automated testing processes as part of transformation projects, test automation for dev ops implementation, and others.

“We are excited about being able to continue to expand services to our customers and increase value via Ascert’s VersaTest testing platform,” says Ryan Ly, who oversees business development at TIC.” Added Philip Ly, President of TIC, “Our 30+ years as experts in the NonStop allow us to easily see how this technology can enhance any company’s operation; thereby creating opportunities for faster delivery of products and services to the market.”

One of the free services the Ascert/TIC partnership offers is a Test Operation Health Check that allows any company to get a diagnosis of their current test operations and a prescriptive report that details recommended enhancements or areas of focus to gain greater efficiencies or increased revenue.

About Ascert:
Ascert is recognized as a leading provider of premier testing software solutions. Ascert was founded in 1992 to provide automated software testing solutions that help companies measure the performance, reliability and scalability of their mission-critical back-end servers and applications. With over 100 clients worldwide, Ascert's products and services are used at some of the world's most successful companies.

Off-the-shelf simulators for Ascert’s VersaTest product include solutions for EFT testing, POS testing, stress testing, ATM testing, Fraud testing, IFX testing, EMV/chip card testing, ISO8583 testing and 3270 & 6530 terminal testing. Ascert’s custom simulators have been used for testing air traffic control systems and biometric payment systems. Ascert delivers flexible solutions that are either customer site installed or accessed via Ascert’s Remote Testing Services. Ascert's products assist testing professionals across industry segments to better manage their testing processes and environments through an end-to-end tool set.

For inquiries in the America’s and Asia-Pacific:

Richard B. Greene
Ascert, LLC
759 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
Telephone: 1-415-339-8500
Toll Free:1-877-ASCERT-IT
E-mail: info(at)

For inquiries in Europe, Middle East, and Africa:

Mike Wainwright
Ascert Limited
6th Floor DBP House
63 Mark Lane
London, England EC3R 7NQ


About TIC Software:
TIC Software is a leading technology product development and consulting services company. TIC draws from a rich HPE NonStop heritage, while focusing simultaneously on modern creative solutions for its clients.

TIC Software along with its privileged partners work closely together to offer software and services designed for legacy application modernization. Our comprehensive family of solutions is designed to address the challenges of keeping NonStop and other legacy systems current with ever evolving and modernizing technology.

TIC adds values to its software products, or those of its partners, by providing a complete suite of services optimized for its clients’ needs, including POC, training, development and support.

For inquires:
Ryan Ly
TIC Software
60 Cuttermill Rd.
Ste. 412
Great Neck, NY 11021


Reflex - New Face | Same Reliability!

Insider Technologies is pleased to share the redesigned Graphical User Interface for Reflex monitoring in advance of Insider Technologies attendance at TBC2019.

The Reflex Graphical Console is known as Status Monitor. This view represents the overall status of a single NonStop node. 

Status Monitor helps an installation to manage their NonStop nodes and active services by providing a graphical view of nominated exception conditions. Installations that need to manage their network other than “by exception” can witness a richer EMS event stream by using the Status Monitor top-level views in conjunction with the text based Console facility.

The Status Monitor display is made up of columns known as classes, and within classes, icons that can represent a group of objects or a single object. Classes can be built to represent subsystems, services or local User applications.

The structure of this display is completely at the discretion of the User. The most common approach is to create either status or service views.

Status views are Operations driven where groups of “like” things, such as disc drives or spoolers, are assembled into the same class. A service class however, could contain a set of process icons, a set of file icons, a spooler device and a specific communications line, all of which support a particular application. Either approach is acceptable and it is possible to implement both and have the same icon in more than one class. Icons can represent physical objects such as a communications line or a state such as “TMF Disabled”.

Icons in the Status Monitor display can flash either blue (vulnerable) or red (down). Vulnerable is meant to illustrate that a service is continuing but that it is threatened. Losing a disk path is an example of Vulnerability.

Network Monitoring

Reflex needs to be installed on each of the NonStop nodes that will be monitored. Each Reflex system will connect to its own local Primary EMS collector ($0) and selected alternate collectors, and listen and process local events based on the local event database.

Automation and escalation to external agencies such as an Enterprise Manager will be the

responsibility of each of the local Reflex systems.

Each local Reflex node will be responsible for maintaining a table of the status of the icons on display for its node. This will be updated as the Event Monitor passes new information to it as it arrives in the local EMS logs.

Outside of this, the Reflex  administrator needs to create a Network Hierarchy file that contains the names of all of the Reflex  nodes in the network. At least one of these nodes needs to be classed as the parent and typically it is the node that you have your Reflex  client connected to.


Each child node will then send regular status updates to the parent(s) stating that during the last poll period they have processed;

 • no events or

• at least one vulnerable event or

• at least one down event.

• A fourth condition also exists, the parent expects a message from a child and it never arrives.

The parent node has a state table for the nodes in the network and it is used to animate a display showing node icons. The icons will be shown as grey (no messages processed), red (at least one down), blue (at least one vulnerable) or orange (no child message received).

In addition to this reactive monitoring of subsystems events, performance metrics, Reflex provides proactive monitoring to check the health and status of subsystems such as processes, files, tapes, queues, TMF, batch.

This is but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Reflex’s monitoring capabilities. Be sure to seek out Karl Gilbank at TBC 2019 for more information.

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XYPRO –  Diamond Sponsor of NonStop Bootcamp 2019!

XYPRO –  Diamond Sponsor of NonStop Bootcamp 2019!

Technology leaders and corporate decision makers at companies processing mission critical data use XYPRO security solutions to protect against catastrophic data loss, financial loss, reputation damage and regulatory intervention.  XYPRO has delivered HPE NonStop risk management and security solutions longer than anyone!  

Find out more about XYPRO’s extensive line of Enterprise-Integrated NonStop Risk Management, Compliance, Identity & Security solutions.  Learn how XYPRO’s Merged Audit and User Authentication solutions are included with every new HPE NonStop server providing you with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA/2FA) support for the HPE NonStop Server, addressing the latest PCI-DSS requirements “out of the box”.

What may be surprising (or comforting!) to learn is that many organizations already have the tools they need to achieve compliance and simply need a plan to implement!  Do you want to know:

  • What auditors look for?
  • Which tools you already have?  
  • How to simplify and automate your audit and compliance activity so it becomes a sustainable strategy on which you can rely?

Sign up for XYPRO’s Pre-Conference Education on Sunday November 3 - We’ll go over  the 5 necessary steps to properly implement a measurable risk management strategy.


Women in Technology Networking Event

Join XYPRO and the Women of NonStop for a special wine and cheese networking reception at #NonStopTBC19 benefitting the Connect Future Leaders of Technology Scholarship fund.

Customer Testimonials

Tanya Jones, Senior Manager of Information Security at Discover Financial Services, discusses how XYGATE SecurityOne’s Security Management and Analytics Platform simplified audit activities, reduced risk, improved threat detection  and increased efficiency of their security operations while maintaining compliance with regulations such as PCI-DSS and others.


Anatomy of a CyberSecurity Breach – Building a Strategy That Works

Are Hackers in your network, on your systems doing what they want for over 6 months before they’re detected? IF they’re ever detected? The damage to your systems, the loss of your critical data, the impact to your company’s reputation and your career is immeasurable. These are the things that keep leaders up at night.
Join XYPRO’s Chief Product Officer, Steve Tcherchian as he dissects the activities cyber criminals use to infiltrate networks, how they camouflage their activity as “innocuous user behavior” while they move freely about your infrastructure, targeting your data. We’ll show you a security strategy that utilizes next generation threat detection, providing actionable data with real time analytics to quickly mitigate risks. This one-hour session shows you the strategy to protect you and your organization’s mission critical data from a catastrophic security breach.

XYPRO regularly partners with organizations like yours, providing protection from threats and strengthening weaknesses that put you and your customers as risk.
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Ever wondered how to modernize your payment application? 

Come to the NuWave booth to check out our live demo of a payment application that we've modernized using REST technology. 

From account and card management to payment initiation and tracking, it can all be done with REST, and our demo will show you how.

Not only is it fun and interesting, but you'll also be entered to win a brand new Amazon Echo Show!

Gravic Publishes Article on Discovering Meaningful Patterns Using Data Integration


Gravic recently published, Discover Meaningful Patterns Using Data Integration in the September/October issue of The Connection. HPE Shadowbase Streams for Data Integration uses Change Data Capture (CDC) technology to stream data generated by one application to target database and/or application environments, eliminating data silos and providing the facilities for integrating existing applications at the data or event-driven level in order to create new and powerful solutions.

Applications that once were isolated can now interoperate at an event-driven level in real-time. Critical data generated by one application is distributed and acted upon immediately by other applications, enabling the implementation of powerful Event-Driven Architectures (EDA). Several production use cases are included that illustrate how this data distribution technology brings new opportunities and value to various enterprises.


Gravic Presents on HPE Shadowbase at CTUG and MexTUG Conferences

At CTUG, held last month near Toronto, Ken Goldman opened the show with an HPE Business Update, discussing recent business developments and sales in North America. Franz Koenig, Senior Manager of the HPE Advanced Technology Center (ATC), presented HPE NonStop WW Strategy Update and NonStop – The Art of the Possible. Franz said, “I want to have the most simple, reliable, mission-critical workload system on the planet.” Keith Moore presented NonStop Liberated – A New Way to Look at NonStop, discussing some of his goals with finding mission-critical use cases for porting applications and/or database services to the NonStop (particularly from Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server into SQL/MX, both environments that HPE Shadowbase supports as a source). Keith also discussed HPE’s ProLiant hardware and pointed out, “The stuff we’re doing in this space is incredible.” We presented HPE Shadowbase Mission-Critical Use Case Solutions and Product News, discussing recent Use Case additions, along with new features and future feature items.

At MexTUG, held last week in Mexico City, we enjoyed catching up with the customers, meeting new faces, and hearing Arturo Canseco's talk on HPE's humble beginnings to its big vision for the future, as well as Mercedes Fabila's talk about HPE's product portfolio and hardware. We also experienced authentic local Mexican cuisine and the fine hospitality of the Sheraton Maria Isabel, and briefly explored the decorations at Mexico City's Dia de los Muertos. We only wish that there was more time to spend in the beautiful city, and plan to do so next time.

Please Attend One of the HPE Shadowbase Presentations at the NonStop TBC

 If you are attending the HPE NonStop TBC event next month, please stop by Booth #P3 and attend one of our presentations. We look forward to talking with you and discussing how the HPE Shadowbase product suite can provide solutions to your most pressing business issues for business continuity, data integration and synchronization, and application integration.


1.      Protect Your Business in a World of Uncertainty, Mark Pollans, WW Sr. Product Manager, HPE

2.      Implement Migrations with Ease (Zero Downtime Migrations), Paul Holenstein, Executive Vice President, Gravic

3.      Don’t Procrastinate – Validate! Rick Stather, Senior System Consultant & Team Leader, TCM

4.      Customer Testimonial – Using HPE Shadowbase Software in a BASE24-eps™ Migration, Rick Stather, Senior System Consultant & Team Leader, TCM

5.      HPE Shadowbase Mission-Critical Use Case Solutions and Product News, Paul J. Holenstein, Executive Vice President, and Paden R. Holenstein, Marketing Specialist, Gravic


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


Please Visit Gravic at these Upcoming Events


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

HPE APAC MCS/NonStop Events:

HPE MCS Boot Camp, 16-18 February

NonStop Thailand Event, Bangkok, 19 February

NonStop Indonesia Event, Jakarta, 21 February

SunTUG Sunshine Summit: Tampa, 28 February



Visit the XYPRO events calendar

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and to sign up for free webinars.

2019 PCI SSC Europe Community Meeting

October 22, 2019 - October 24, 2019 

Dublin, Ireland


NonStop Technical Boot Camp 2019

November 3, 2019 - November 6, 2019 

Burlingame, CA


2019 PCI SSC Asia-Pacific Community Meeting

November 20, 2019 - November 21, 2019 

Melbourne, Australia


TIC SOFTWARE: 5 Things to Know when Starting a REST Client Development Project



Using REST is a great way to modernize Nonstop applications because it enables programs to interoperate with useful web services within the enterprise or on the Internet, such as Geocoding, Fraud-detection, Credit Card Authorizations, etc. Working on a REST project means you need to collaborate with the REST web service provider, via exchange of information and dialogs.

This blog recommends some points for you to follow in order to facilitate that exchange to ensure that you get started on the right foot

and get the project done more efficiently. Continue reading blog

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OpenAPIs are at the heart of OmniPayments

Banking services are opening up to the modern world and increased competition through the move toward Open Banking.  Consumers are increasingly demanding better Banking services on their phones and tablets, with all the increased elegance this brings.

The traditional banks are slowly catching up with a Mobile First strategy, and realise they need to raise their game to take on the digital disrupters like Monzo, Atom, Starling, N26 etc.

Want to transfer money to a friend? Do it on your phone App.  Want to check your balance? Check your phone.  Need to split a bill? There’s an App for that.

The technical solution underlying all this is the move towards Open Banking, and OpenAPIs in particular.

For modern devices this means deploying WebServices increasingly now over a JSON interface;  Coders love the simplicity of JSON and its readability. 

At the heart of any set of OpenAPI WebServices lies a robust web server that can interpret and respond securely to the client devices requesting the service.

The OmniPayments approach to OpenAPIs is enabled through its inherent Web-based architecture designed and built over 20 years ago.  At the heart of the highly scalable OmniPayments, web services enable XML and JSON requests from Browsers, from mobile Apps, or from other APIs making requests into the card payments switch. 

OmniPayments is publishing a library of OpenAPIs that brings an increased set of payments data to users on demand. Consumers can check on a balance, check on recent transactions, activate a new card, and freeze a card temporarily till you find it again. 

OmniPayments meets the needs of traditional and emerging banking technology.

You can find more on OmniPayments at , contact your local representative or email us at for further information.


Three TANDsoft Flagship Solutions Set Sail for NonStop Boot Camp

Sensitive Data Intercept (SDI), OPTA2000, and FileSync are the premier products of TANDsoft, Inc. Known for our expertise in interception technology, we at TANDsoft allow our NonStop customers to enhance their legacy application functionalities without the need for program modifications, of particular importance when the source code is unavailable. Since 1993, we have offered solutions for use in time virtualization, security, data replication, and application modernization.

Heading to San Francisco next month for the NonStop Technical Boot Camp? Visit TANDsoft in the Partner Pavilion for more detail on all three products. In the meantime, …



Sensitive Data Intercept seamlessly intercepts HPE NonStop database access calls, then works with HPE, third-party, and in-house security products to protect sensitive data-at-rest by encrypting / tokenizing data written to disk and decrypting / de-tokenizing data read from disk. SDI supports Enscribe, SQL/MP, and SQL/MX databases as well as Guardian and OSS applications, both native and non-native. It masks sensitive data from unauthorized parties, audits who or what is accessing sensitive data, and logs the dates and times of access. SDI is valuable for the purposes of fraud detection and security whitelisting from both internal and external sources. Learn more about seamless interception at .


OPTA2000 is the only NonStop solution available for time-critical simulation. It is a virtual clock- and time zone simulator that allows existing backup, test, development, and production systems to support worldwide consolidated data centers. Applications can operate in their respective local dates and times, independent of the current physical locations or time zones of the data centers in which they are housed. OPTA2000 is user-friendly, easily installed, and requires no application modifications. It provides date & time and time-zone simulation for all HPE NonStop Guardian and OSS applications and data bases. Date simulation and time simulation allow organizations to "time travel" their applications into the future or past to test all date- and time-sensitive logic, thereby eliminating the need to manually change the system clock. Time-zone simulation allows applications to operate in any virtual time zone on a single NonStop server.


FileSync software replicates and synchronizes application environments and non-database files across HPE NonStop servers. Customers use FileSync for disaster recovery, system migrations, upgrades, and backups. It supports all NonStop file types, and its affordability and ease-of-use complement other third-party NonStop replication products for a total business continuity environment. FileSync supports qualified expressions, discrepancy reporting, and SQL/MX filters as well as the synchronization of SQL/MX catalogues, schemas, tables, partitions, and indices. It also preserves node-centric settings. FileSync Data Deduplication transmits only changed data, not entire files, to a backup database. FS-AppendOnly reduces processing time from seven minutes with whole file synchronization to less than five seconds with AppendOnly. FS-Incremental minimizes the time by synchronizing only files that have changed or are new since the last incremental synchronization.

Sensitive Data Intercept, OPTA2000, and FileSync are just three members of TANDsoft’s family of innovative software solutions. All are easy to install, easy to use, and are backed by exceptional support. They are certified on NonStop X, vNonStop, and all other NonStop servers. TANDsoft offers free software trials and is always competitively priced. We are an HPE Silver partner.

Visit TANDsoft’s Jack and Amanda at Booth #S-13 in the Boot Camp’s Partner Pavilion, November 3rd – 6th, Hyatt Regency SFO Airport Hotel, Burlingame, California, USA. Can’t make Boot Camp? Learn more about all of TANDsoft’s solutions at, or call us at +1 (514) 695-2234.



Visit the Lusis booth at the NonStop Technical Bootcamp for a chance to WIN a Raffle Prize and learn why TANGO has been the industry leader in replacing legacy applications.”


We hope to see you soon at the 2019 NonStop Technical Bootcamp in Burlingame, CA November 3rd to 6th. Please stop by our booth (S-8) and learn why so many financial and retail institutions have partnered with Lusis Payments to leverage solutions for; Message Switching, Transaction Processing, Fraud, Loyalty Management, Legacy Payment Replacement, POS and ATM Management.

Our TANGO solution has replaced more legacy payments installations than all of our competitors combined over the past 4 years.

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Lusis Payments is dedicated to providing the best technology solutions in the payments industry. Register at our booth for a chance to WIN A RAFFLE and to learn about our advancements in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, FX Trading, ISO 20022, Fraud and Blockchain.


If you'd like to pre-schedule some specific time to meet while at the show please contact me at or visit




Brian Miller
Lusis Payments, North America

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