2009 News

New Distributor for The Middle East

WDS is pleased to announce that Al-Falak SPD has become our distributor for the Gulf States of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE.

Commenting on the appointment, Simon Cooper,
Business Development Manager at WDS said "We are delighted to have Al-Falak SPD representing us in the Gulf States. The experience and professionalism Al-Falak SPD bring will help to ensure further growth for WDS in this important region".

Click here to visit www.alfalakspd.com
1 Jul 2009

ZEN EE MONITOR - SAW Data feature available

ZEN EE MONITOR - SAW Data feature brings SNA device management into the twenty-first century and provides a sophisticated alternative to NetView NLDM. By utilizing the latest DIV & Dataspace technologies, ZEN EE MONITOR removes all the restrictions previously associated with NLDM SAW data management:

  • Sophisticated indexing provides for improved speed of search
  • Advanced filtering ensures manageable search result size
  • Direct access to session failure INIT sense codes via the ZEN reference data look-up
  • Access to up to 20 million connection records
  • Improved CPU utilization with memory-to-memory Dataspace technology
  • Access to detailed history available via DIV or SMF records
  • Simplifies SNA to APPN/HPR or IP migration

ZEN EE MONITOR helps you to save CPU cycles, reduce license fees and provides state-of-the-art network management for SNA networks, whether subarea or APPN/HPR. Click here for more details about the ZEN EE MONITOR - SAW Data feature.
14 May 2009


Available now, ZEN FTP CONTROL - FTPALERT (ZFC) v4 is the latest WDS product to be ZEN-enabled. Customers of FTPALERT can now benefit from the powerful browser-based user interface provided by ZEN, as well as enhanced facilities for alerting, reporting and collecting extended SMF data. Click here for more details about the ZEN FTP CONTROL.

ZEN REPORTING (ZRP) is also released today. The new ZEN REPORTING feature of ZEN Presentation Manager is now available for all users of ZEN-enabled products. ZEN REPORTING allows reports to be created and viewed for any ZEN component.
1 May 2009

ZEN Presentation Manager and ZEN EE MONITOR v2.1 released

Available with immediate effect, the new ZEN Presentation Manager simplifies management of z/OS networks by allowing WDS customers to integrate and operate ZEN components through one innovative interface. Click here for more details about the ZEN Presentation Manager.

ZEN EE MONITOR - FERRET v2 (ZEM) is also released today. ZEM becomes the first WDS product to be 'ZEN-enabled' and includes many enhancements over FERRET v1. To download a summary of the new features click here.

At a time when our competitors are only just beginning to feature EE support in their products, this latest release of ZEM consolidate further WDS's position as the industry's leading exponents of Enterprise Extender management solutions.
16 Feb 2009

2008 News

ZEN TRACE & SOLVE - EXIGENCE v4.5 released

The eagerly awaited new version of ZTS - EXIGENCE, v4.5 has been released today. This latest version incorporates a number of new features, including:

  • Export in libpcap format
  • Advanced Find and Filter
  • Enhanced support for Telnet NVT
  • Support for translation of SASP protocol
  • Support for Compound TN3270E messages
  • Recognition and interpretation of AH and ESP headers used in SSL/TLS exchanges

ZTS - EXIGENCE v4.5 consolidates its position as the premier mainframe trace analysis tool.
15 Dec 2008

WDS Appoints New Distributor For Australia and New Zealand

WDS has appointed NGI Software Ltd as their new distributor for Australia and New Zealand. With a great deal of mainframe expertise and offices in Melbourne, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand, NGI are well placed to grow the antipodean customer base for WDS.
1 Sep 2008

WDS Unveils ZEN, August 2008

WDS launched the ZEN suite of network management solutions at SHARE in San Jose, CA. The company, which has long pioneered z/OS network solutions, is introduced ZEN, a suite of specialized management tools for z/OS networks developed to meet the high demands required to maintain business continuity and service levels.
Read the Press Release
10 Aug 2008

WDS at SHARE, San Jose, CA, August 2008

WDS will be exhibiting at the San Jose SHARE event in August. Come and visit us at booth 415. Click here for details of our educational and user experience presentations.
12 Jun 2008

WDS Launches New Customer Portal

We are pleased to announce the availability of our new customer portal. Authorized users can now download any WDS product and the latest service libraries, and enjoy direct access to all product documentation, as well as check the status of production and evaluation passwords. Please contact your local representative for details of how to gain access to the portal.
11 Feb 2008

WDS at SHARE, Orlando, FL, February 2008

If you'd like to hear what one of our customer’s thinks of ZEN EE MONITOR - FERRET, join Tony Cieri of SEI Global Services, Inc. Tony will present 'A User Experience with ZEN EE MONITOR - FERRET,’ on Monday, February 25 at 3 p.m., Session 3715. Click here for further information about our participation at SHARE, including details of Gordon Webber's educational sessions.
11 Feb 2008

2007 News

New Version of ZEN FTP CONTROL - FTP ALERT Available
Simplifying IT Managment

WDS announces the availability of FTPALERT v3.3. This release includes many new enhancements and further cements the product's position as the #1 solution for z/OS ftp management. Click here for more details.
30 Apr 2007

Dispelling the Myth : APPN Implementation

A three-part article appears in NASPA's Technical Support Magazine. Titled 'Dispelling the Myth: APPN Implementation', by WDS's Gordon Webber, the article provides an excellent overview of how to implement APPN networking on z/OS, an essential prerequisite for Enterprise Extender.
Oct/Nov/Dec 2006 editions

AJAX and Enterprise Extender

Read Trevor Eddolls Mainframe Blog about WDS's innovative use of the latest AJAX browser technology in its new product, ZEN EE MONITOR - FERRET.
13 Nov 2006

WDS Wins Prestigious Queen's Award

WDS is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2006 in recognition of its 12-fold increase in exports over the past six years.

The Queen's Award for Enterprise is the UK's most prestigious award for business performance and the highest honor bestowed on a UK company. The Awards are made annually by The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister who is assisted by a Committee represented by Government, Industry and Commerce, and Trade Unions. WDS would like to thank all of its customers for playing a part in our success. We are proud of our achievements to date, our products, our employees and of our reputation as a company that is easy to do business with.
21 Apr 2006