MegaZip Release Announcement Puts the Squeeze On

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Meet MegaZip, a new standalone compression and archiving software tool just released by mainframe software gurus Advanced Software Products Group (ASPG).

MegaZip Handles Enterprise-level compression

MegaZip Handles Enterprise-level compression

Security is built in to MegaZip -- like it is into everything ASPG does.

Operating mainframes isn't cheap, so getting the most out of them is important. Some types of data, like plain text, compress very well: Occasionally files can be compressed to just five percent of their original size, requiring fewer expensive resources to store the same data. Other types of data don’t compress as well, however, which requires a strong compression algorithm to realize the space savings on z/OS disks. Enter MegaZip, a new standalone compression and archiving software tool recently released by mainframe software gurus Advanced Software Products Group (ASPG).

MegaZip implements a native zip solution for z/OS. It supports multiple compression specifications that are widely used on all platforms, such as ZIP, ZIP64, and GZIP. As it was engineered specifically for IBM's mainframe z/OS system, MegaZip executes compression and decompression very quickly. It's easy to install and use, with an ISPF interface and sample JCL libraries.

Despite being a solution specifically for z/OS on IBM mainframes, MegaZip files are compatible with any software ecosystem that supports the same compression standards. Files sent to a PC from your mainframe will be perfectly compatible—in fact, MegaZip even supports creating self-decrypting files for Windows PCs. Likewise, MegaZip can decompress files it receives from outside sources, and has built-in ASCII to EBCDIC conversion.

ASPG CEO Cathryn Thompson is proud of the new release. “This software brings a lot of value to Enterprise users. And being part of the MegaCryption line, data security is built in to MegaZip as well – as it is into everything ASPG does,” said Thompson. The program supports the Blowfish-448 encryption standard, and ships with a companion program to decrypt files on Windows machines to enhance compatibility and ease the burden when transferring large files to clients.

MegaZip is a new standalone release and is actively developed by ASPG to keep up with industry standards on data compression. ASPG has support available for all of their products via telephone 24 hours per day, every day of the year. To learn more about MegaZip or any other ASPG software product or solution for the Enterprise call ASPG at 239-649-1548 (U.S./Int’l), or visit their website and see their complete mainframe software line and request your free thirty-day trial.

About Advanced Software Products Group
ASPG is an industry-leading software development company with IBM and Microsoft certifications, and for over 25 years has been producing award-winning software for data centers and mainframes, specializing in data security, storage administration, and systems productivity, providing solutions for a majority of the GLOBAL 1000 data centers.

For more information about ASPG, please contact our sales team by phone at 800-662-6090 (Toll-Free) or 239-649-1548 (US/International), 239-649-6391 (fax) or email at You can also visit the ASPG website at

Press Contact:
David Vertin, Worldwide Marketing Manager
Advanced Software Products Group, Inc.
3185 Horseshoe Drive South, Naples, FL 34104
Phone: 239.649.1548
Fax: 239.649.6391
Email: david.vertin(at)aspg(dot)com

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