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In today’s IT security infrastructure, there are usually two separate security monitoring systems: one for the mainframes, one for the open system. These two groups are essentially performing the same function—which is to monitor security and prevent cyber threats from taking place—and they generally don’t communicate as often as they should. Event management encompasses the…

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Enterprises like healthcare companies, financial services and government agencies rely heavily on the mainframe to protect their most sensitive data. Although open systems are more vulnerable to attacks, the mainframe is not immune. In fact, knowing the valuable data that is stored on the mainframe can make it a more attractive challenge for hackers. The…

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The mainframe isn’t going anywhere. Just ask the CIOs of any of the top global banks who use mainframes to handle their mission-critical transactions. Ask the many health care companies that rely on the mainframe to handle their large volumes of sensitive data. Or ask insurance companies, financial services firms, airlines, or the government—they all…

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Hi everyone, We all like the easy, one-and-done solutions, but how many challenges in life only need to be addressed once? It’s like a homeowner trying to pass a peaceful winter in a rustic country cabin. To deal with unwanted pests he stops up an obvious hole with steel wool. But soon enough the mice…

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Hi everyone, The increasing interconnection of global businesses is welcome and exciting—but it comes with inherent data security risks. This was evident in a recent string of attacks on local banks in three emerging countries. Via smaller banks in Ecuador, Vietnam and Bangladesh, hackers used malware to gain access to the Society for Worldwide Interbank…

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Hi everyone, The naysayers were wrong: the mainframe continues to be a solid enterprise investment. There are some things in this world that are a sure bet and I’m happy to report that the mainframe is one of them. Since the first mainframes were introduced over 50 years ago, multiple new and shiny technologies have…

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