SDS E-Business Server® | EBS | System Requirements


The system requirements listed here represent the minimum necessary to run E-Business Server.


To determine the requirements for your organization’s needs, please contact SDS technical support.

E-Business Server Provides

  • Encryption and decryption
  • Generation of key pairs and split keys
  • Creation and authentication of digital signatures
  • OpenPGP encryption, 128-bit minimum
  • Data compression
  • Encryption for files larger than 4GB
  • Browser-based control panel to manage multiple servers

Current Versions

  • E-Business Server 7.7 for z/OS and z/OS USS
  • E-Business Server 8.8 for AIX, Unix, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Algorithms Supported

  • Symmetric
    • CAST5
    • AES 128-, 192-, and 256-bit keys
    • IDEA
    • 3DES (Triple-DES)
    • Twofish 256-bit
    • Blowfish
  • Asymmetric (Public-Key)
    • RSA 3 and 4, up to 4,096 bit keys
    • DSA
    • ElGamal (Diffie-Hellman)
  • Hash
    • SHA-1, SHA-2
    • MD5
    • RIPEMD-160

Public-Key Formats

Scripting & APIs

  • z/OS JCL, ISPF, REXX, SYSREXX
  • Shell scripting on USS, Linux, Unix, Windows
  • C and Java code

Platforms Supported

More details at kb.sdsusa.com

  • IBM z/OS Mainframe OS 1.12 through 2.1
    • EBS is supported on all supported versions of z/OS
  • AIX
    • AIX 5.1, maintenance level 06 or later
    • AIX 5.2, maintenance level 04 or later
    • AIX 5.3 (to view main pages, maintenance level 02 is required)
    • AIX 6.1
    • AIX 7.1
  • Linux
    • Red Hat ES 3.0 – 8.7.0 required
    • Red Hat AS and ES 4.0 – 8.7.0 required
    • Red Hat AS and ES 5.0
    • Red Hat 6.x
    • Red Hat 7.x
    • SUSE ES 9 – 8.7.0 required
    • SUSE ES 10
    • SUSE ES 11
    • SUSE ES 12
  • Solaris (SPARC)
    • SunOS 5.9
    • SunOS 5.10
    • SunOS 5.11
  • HP-UX (RISC)
    • HP-UX 11.0
    • HP-UX 11.11
    • HP-UX 11.23
    • HP-UX 11.31
  • Microsoft Windows
    • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 or later (32-bit only)
    • Windows 2003 with Service Pack 1 or later (32-bit only)
    • Windows Vista (32/64 bit)
    • Windows 7 (32/64 bit)
    • Windows 2008, Standard, Enterprise, Data Center
    • Windows 2012, Standard, Enterprise, Data Center