NC-Pass enables you to increase network security by directing users via user ID and passwords to permitted applications only. NC-Pass gives you full control of logins, passwords and profiles from existing CA-ACF2, RACF, or CA-Top Secret databases. Plus, you can protect sensitive information by requiring users to provide additional personal token authentication information either at the application level, at the transaction level, or both.
NC-Pass broadens your organization’s security beyond the VTAM network frontend to your user's business transaction. You can implement user authentication through the TLI from any point in the network by using the TCP/IP TLI. You can also use the TLI to request user ID and password validation from within the transaction, thus protecting sensitive transactions in excess of a certain value.
NC-Pass databases can be held on individual nodes supporting definitions for users and terminals assigned to that node in multi-node networks. Your users can specify the name of the machine to be authenticated, if connecting to a node that is not their regular connection machine. Home node processing is especially beneficial on large networks where users need access from home and remote locations.
For MVS systems, you can choose from three levels of NC-Pass: