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NC-Access provides a comprehensive single sign-on access system for enterprise System/390 networks running OS/360 or z/OS.
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Flexible, Full-Feature Session Manager for OS/390 or z/OS

NC-Access is a single sign-on access system for enterprise system/390 networks running OS/390 or z/OS. By integrating a powerful session manager with single sign-on and common network entry procedures, NC-Access simplifies network management support. As part of the Quest access and control product family, NC-Access easily interfaces with NC-Syncom synchronization manager and NC-Pass authentication manager.

  • Extend information distribution to the entire user base with minimal overhead
  • Increase flexibility by choosing from three connection modes: single point of entry, gateway access component and multiple session component
  • Provide interfaces to all major security systems to permit user validation and/or authentication throughout the network


  • Control Large User Networks – Unique facilities, such as dynamic application menus, electronic mail and multi-host communications make it easier to extend information to the entire user base. NC-Access provides control for thousands of terminals with one common network entry procedure for any type of user.
  • Establish Unique Profiles for Each User – Boost efficiency with integrated user menus that can be established for the best combination of the users’ work profiles from SPE (Single Point of Entry), MSC (Multiple Sessions Component) and GAC (Gateway Access Component).
  • Enhance Communication Between Mainframes – NC-Access provides interfaces to all major security systems, allowing user validation and/or authentication throughout the network. Similarly, dynamic application menus can be tailored to provide users with access to their menus using the same entry procedure anywhere on the network. Communication between mainframes is greatly enhanced by extending features and functions across the whole VTAM network.
  • Demonstrate New Applications Easily – Extensive on-screen conferencing capability between administrators and end users is obtained via the on-line teaching facility. This user-friendly control panel allows an instructor to demonstrate new applications in an interactive fashion. Attendees can be invited to training sessions via electronic messaging.
  • Automate Common or Repetitive Transactions – Automated Scripting Facility (ASF) automates common or repetitive transactions to any VTAM application for any number of users. Logging on, selecting an application from a menu and invoking a transaction takes a single keystroke. All the user sees is the selection menu followed by the transaction screen.
    Other Features 
    • Establish electronic bulletin board and customized messaging by terminal, user, application or operator
    • Automatically connect to the correct transaction with fully-functioning scripting
    • Cut and paste from one application to another
    • Print directly from your screen
    • Establish multiple high-level exit points for use by NCI 4GL programming language

Sys Reqs

Supported Environment

  • IBM OS/390 or z/OS
  • IBM OS/390 Security Server (RACF)
  • CA-ACF2
  • CA-Top Secret
  • VTAM
  • JES2 and JES3
  • All models of 317x, 318x, 319x and 327x (or equivalent) using maximum available screen display area in SNA and non-SNA environments.
  • 3290 Information Panel with each interactive panel in 3270 mode.