ESB-2017.2522 - [HP-UX][Solaris][iSeries] IBM B2B Integrator and IBM Sterling File Gateway: Reduced security - Unknown/unspecified 2017-10-06

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 IBM will remove support for the following Operating Systems from the next
        version release of B2B Integrator and Sterling File Gateway
                              6 October 2017


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           IBM B2B Integrator
                   IBM Sterling File Gateway
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  HP-UX
Impact/Access:     Reduced Security -- Unknown/Unspecified
Resolution:        Alternate Program

Original Bulletin:

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IBM will remove support for the following Operating Systems from the next 
version release of B2B Integrator and Sterling File Gateway

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IBM will remove support for the following Operating Systems from the next 
version release of Sterling B2B Integrator and Sterling File Gateway

1. iSeries.

2. HP-UX.

3. Solaris


IBM has recognized that above three Operating Systems as nonstrategic in the 
market and for all our on-premise software, There is more focus on Linux 
platforms, primarily Red Hat and Ubuntu based Operating Systems. This is part
of IBM's larger shift to Cloud Computing based platforms as there is a major 
shift in the paradigm in that direction.

This will not affect any currently in-Support and in-Market versions of 
Sterling B2B Integrator or Sterling File Gateway. These versions will follow 
their usual life-cycles including Client Support. This change will only happen
in the next major release. Therefore it is advised to customers on these 
platforms to move to Ubuntu or Red Hat based Operating Systems whenever they 
explore any major upgrade options.

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