ACI Worldwide has announced the latest version of BASE24-eps, the company’s software for online payments processing. BASE24-eps Release 1 Version 08.2 offers standard support for IBM’s ‘blue stack’ database, middleware and security capabilities on the IBM System z platform. The company says it also features enhanced security and a more flexible infrastructure to accommodate future updates and compliance regulations such as the latest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). ACI’s payment engine will bring IBM’s mainframe capabilities to front-end systems. BASE24-eps offers optimised enablement of IBM System z blue stack components including DB2, WebSphere MQ, application management, and security. The new version provides system enhancements to the communication services running in a z/OS environment. It also enables application management processes to run in a z/OS environment and to integrate with IBM’s Tivoli Monitoring solution. Security upgrades offer support for IBM’s Crypto Express2 for cryptographic services and integration with RACF for access control and auditing associated with z/OS users and WebSphere MQ resources. The new version’s interfaces expand connectivity to regional networks worldwide such as France, Spain, United Arab Emirates and Indonesia. The software is used to manage electronic payment devices, acquire transactions, and perform high-volume switching, routing and authorisation services.
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