This module is used to obtain statistics and data about the service quality of the exchanges;
it also generates alert messages, informing about serious incidences, to user interfaces that link with the product which monitorizes and controls the installation Tivoli or similar, as well as alarm or incidence messages via e-mail or SMS, or to the address or number specified for each session.
It registers each of the events of the transmission, so that the EDItran administrator can analyze them later. This will allow him to adjust the transmission parameters for each session, according to the incidences that have been detected.
It makes possible the accounting of the data transmitted by the application or by the remote extreme node. In this way, it can facilitate the cost sharing among internal applications or among remote extreme nodes.
It helps optimizing the use of the transmission lines, according to these statistics.
EDItran/G confirms in the user aplication the reception of data to the other extreme node, but it cannot confirm itself that, once the data have been received in buffer file format, they have been dowloaded and, thus, the application files have been generated. These data have been processed by the reception application, and they have also been considered as correct. If the transmission application accounts these data with only a notification that they have arrived correctly, there is a risk that an event occurs in the other extreme node, and thus a desynchronization between the data transmission and reception applications.
The module EDItran/IC makes possible to confirm the files transmitted by EDItran, from the reception entity to the transmission entity for those files. In this way, the transmission application makes sure that the data have been downloaded and processes, and it also knows the result of this processing.
The confirming process brings the added value of the verification for the data integrity. It also makes sure that there is no rejection, in case the file signatures are also exchanged.
There is also a secure historic log, with which we can control what we send and receive. It also makes sure that there is no rejection, in case we use signatures during the transmission/reception process.
In the mainframe environments (CICS and IMS), there is the possibility of assuring the integrity of the files in the lapses between their generation by the transmission application and their treatment by the reception application. In the rest of the environments, this functionality can be obtained through the module EDItran/FF.
We can confirm files in two levels:
- First level: Confirmation among EDItran processes
- Second level: Apart from the confirmation in the first level, it incorporates confirmation among the applications that exchange these files.
The confirmation can be used in the first or second level, and with or without procedures for authentication and no rejection (files signature).
The verification of a file integrity, since it is generated until it is sent by EDItran, as well as the integrity of its download until its treatment by the reception application for CICS and IMS, are optional.
This module is unique because it only needs license for the extreme node in which we wish to confirm the transmission of data.
EDItran/CL. Client for the EDItran remote operation/administration.
This module is available for UNIX and Windows EDItran environments.
This module allows distributing the functions for administration, operation, tracing and control of the exchanges, from the machine where Editran is running to the points (any Windows machine working as a client point) placed in the departments responsible for the applications.
The permissions for each user are controlled by the system administrator. The visibility for each client can be limited to the presentations that are his responsibility.
You need to have the services TCP/IP both in the client point and in the server machine where the EDItran processes run.
EDItran/TT. Simplified interface.
Graphic interface of EDItran administration and operation in Windows environment. It has been simplified so that it can be used by people without computer skills, or people who don't need to make an exhaustive tracing of the transmission. These controls are left to the system administrator. This interface is indicated for users with a low number of transmission sessions.
EDItran/GT. Management of Windows transmissions.
This module is available for Windows environments. It is used for planning and controlling transmissions, and it allows:
- Transmitting/receiving data in a specific lapse of time (date/time).
- Start of the data transmission, depending on the existance of files in specific folders.
- Recovering interrupted transmissions.
- Control of the transmission sequence for X.28 connections.
EDItran/PL. Management of UNIX transmissions.
This module is available for UNIX environments, and it relies on CRON to plan a set of concurrent exchanges in a specific date and time. The results can be managed to restart them a specific number of times, in case there are interruptions.
EDItran/COM. Interface for COM objects.
Interface for COM objects in the Windows environment, used for the administration and control of EDItran by the user applications.