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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Secure Network Executive (NetEx) Software for International Business Machines (IBM) z/OS
Secure Network Executive (NetEx) Software for International Business Machines (IBM) z/OS Technology

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Description: Secure Network Executive (NetEx) Software is a data transport protocol technology. It allows two or more application programs to communicate with each other at multi-megabit speeds. NetEx for International Business Machines (IBM) mainframe software resides as a subsystem within each IBM host involved in the communication and allows communication to take place at any time during host operations, independent of other functions in the system.

The name of this technology was changed to accurately match the edition of the technology in use.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v24.4
Decision Date: 04/24/2024 at 18:28:31 UTC
Aliases: Secure NetEx/IP, NetEx
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Network Executive Software, Inc. (NetEx)
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/24/2024 at 18:28:31 UTC).