Micro Focus

Application Modernisation

Application Modernisation enables users to build, edit, host and deploy legacy COBOL applications to cloud technology.

Features

  • Application Delivery
  • Legacy Application modernisation
  • COBOL code delivery
  • Cloud application delivery

Benefits

  • Performance Improvements
  • Portability on upgrades
  • Ease of OS changes
  • Improved Debugging process

Pricing

£2,615 a licence

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

4 8 1 5 9 2 0 2 4 9 2 7 4 2 0

Contact

Micro Focus Blain Devlin
Telephone: 02890260022
Email: ukgovteam@microfocus.com

Service scope

Service constraints
Support is limited by, but not limited to the specific configuration dependent upon project pathway chosen; for example support can only be given to one specific platform chosen at one time, but is not limited to the number of applications hosted on chosen platform.
System requirements
  • Batch/transactional processes
  • Operating System
  • Deployment method
  • Virtualisation

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Standard 24 hrs: different levels available, discuss at contract agreement.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
No
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
No
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
We provide onsite support at various price levels as this is a bespoke service catered for under our premium support options, but a general view would encompass the following:

Assigned support engineer within business hours
1 hour target response time from ASE
Technical Account Manager provided
Direct Access to a senior Premium Engineer
Level of Dedication of Premium Engineer Assigned Contact 30 incidents

The above is our lowest level of premium support, and can be customised to suit the needs of the specific project. Pricing for all options available is available upon request.
Support available to third parties
Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Micro Focus provide various offerings for support on training of our products to our customers.

We offer the following methods to learn how to use our products:

Online free training via support portal
Extensive free user documentation & manuals
Onsite training (upon request) for a fee
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
Micro Focus COBOL tools act as the code behind applications to run that are built on or interface with COBOL code. The data rests at its original location and does not reside in Micro Focus COBOL. Therefore there is no need for data extraction at end of contract
End-of-contract process
If Micro Focus COBOL licences are terminated, we can provide professional service solutions at the end of a contract to assist migration to a new package or re-write project if the end user chooses to do so.

Using the service

Web browser interface
No
API
No
Command line interface
Yes
Command line interface compatibility
  • Linux or Unix
  • Windows
  • Other
Using the command line interface
Visual COBOL® is the next generation solution for COBOL application development and deployment. This unique technology allows COBOL and modern language developers to modernize COBOL systems using Visual Studio and Eclipse as well as deploy COBOL applications and services to new platforms, including .NET, JVM, and the cloud. Visual COBOL is the first choice for all new organizations coming to the Micro Focus COBOL platform.

Scaling

Scaling available
No
Independence of resources
Our licences are issued to the specific end user only, and are not accessible or bound by others usage of the same service offering.
Usage notifications
No

Analytics

Infrastructure or application metrics
No

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Yes
Data storage and processing locations
United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations
Yes
Datacentre security standards
Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency
At least once a year
Penetration testing approach
In-house
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with another standard
  • Encryption of all physical media
Data sanitisation process
No
Equipment disposal approach
A third-party destruction service

Backup and recovery

Backup and recovery
No

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
Other
Other protection between networks
Micro Focus COBOL tools sit within the Buyers network or the infrastructure of their chosen cloud provider. Data protection between networks is the responsibility of the Buyer or their cloud provider
Data protection within supplier network
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)
  • Other
Other protection within supplier network
Micro Focus COBOL tools sit within the Buyers network or the infrastructure of their chosen cloud provider. There is no connection between Micro Focus's networks and those of the Buyer. Data protection between networks is the responsibility of the Buyer or their cloud provider

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
Micro Focus COBOL tools sit within the Buyers network or the infrastructure of their chosen cloud provider. Availability is controlled by the Buyer or their cloud provider
Approach to resilience
Micro Focus COBOL tools sit within the Buyers network or the infrastructure of their chosen cloud provider. Resilience is controlled by the Buyer or their cloud provider
Outage reporting
Micro Focus COBOL tools sit within the Buyers network or the infrastructure of their chosen cloud provider. Outage reporting is the responsibility of the Buyer or their cloud provider.

Identity and authentication

User authentication
2-factor authentication
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Micro Focus COBOL tools sit in the Buyers infrastructures or their cloud service provider of choice. In both instances our user authentication system allows the assignment of specific licence keys to permitted users only, and can be controlled centrally to assign users to the software. This is enabled by default within the Micro Focus COBOL toolset.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
Username or password
Devices users manage the service through
  • Dedicated device on a segregated network (providers own provision)
  • Dedicated device over multiple services or networks
  • Directly from any device which may also be used for normal business (for example web browsing or viewing external email)

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
User-defined
Access to supplier activity audit information
No audit information available
How long system logs are stored for
User-defined

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
No
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
No
PCI certification
No
Other security certifications
No

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Yes
Security governance certified
Yes
Security governance standards
ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes
This offering is for cloud capable software for the Buyer to deploy how they chose either inside their network as a private or hybrid cloud or within the infrastructure of their cloud service provider. Therefore the information security policies and processes will remain the responsibility of the Buyer or their service provide.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
Micro Focus COBOL tools sit in the network of the Buyer or the infrastructure of their chosen cloud provider, Configuration and change management is the responsibility of the Buyer or their supplier
Vulnerability management type
Undisclosed
Vulnerability management approach
MF COBOL sits within the infrastructure of the Buyer or their chosen cloud service provider and therefore they control their vulnerability management process. However we have a robust process for threats to our platform . We maintain a policy of evaluating all potential security vulnerabilities that are discovered internally or externally within two business days of discovery. We use the industry standard CVSSv2 to rate vulnerabilities CVSSv2 . In the case of critical risk, high impact vulnerabilities, we will make all reasonable effort to supply patches, assuming that patches are a viable stop-gap for customers.
Protective monitoring type
Undisclosed
Protective monitoring approach
Micro Focus COBOL tools sit in the infrastructure of the Buyer or their chosen cloud service provider and therefore protective monitoring is the responsibility of the Buyer or their supplier
Incident management type
Undisclosed
Incident management approach
Micro Focus COBOL tools sit within the infrastructure of the Buyer or their chosen cloud service provider and therefore incident management policy and approach is the responsibility of the Buyer or their cloud service provider

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)

Separation between users

Virtualisation technology used to keep applications and users sharing the same infrastructure apart
No

Energy efficiency

Energy-efficient datacentres
Yes
Description of energy efficient datacentres
Dependent on selected data center provider.

Pricing

Price
£2,615 a licence
Discount for educational organisations
Yes
Free trial available
Yes
Description of free trial
Micro Focus offers free time limited trial versions of our software, with full capability as per the full version of the Software. Our trial copies last for a period of 1 month from the point of issue.
Link to free trial
https://www.microfocus.com/products/visual-cobol/

Service documents

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