The Right Stuff: More Companies Seeking a Better Mainframe Security Strategy

Hi everyone,

The results of Syncsort’s annual “State of the Mainframe Survey” are in and, as usual, the report contains plenty of insights into what executives, systems programmers, application analysts, database administrators, security professionals and other folks are thinking about and planning for their Big Iron.

I encourage you to read the report, or if you’re short on time, the article in our February eNewsletter that breaks down the 4 key trends for Big Data in 2017.

Some of the main takeaways I got from reading the report and the accompanying articles about the survey results are that the mainframe continues to play a key role in organizations that process large-scale transactions on mission-critical applications. That was true in the past and it’s still true today.

There is also a demand for better, more proactive security strategies and tools for the mainframe. Now that businesses are catching on to the benefits of performing real-time data analysis off their mainframe, there is a need for technology that can monitor data across both the mainframe and an organization’s distributed systems for better business intelligence AND improved security. More than half of these organizations are reported to be “looking for tools to monitor data movement across a variety of platforms and know what data is being moved, by whom, when and where.”

Our Mainframe Event Acquisition System™ (MEAS™) is one such tool. Designed from the ground up to enable mainframe users to collect, store, report and analyze data in real time, MEAS™ seamlessly integrates with commercial Event Management (EM) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) technologies like McAfee ESM and ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), Splunk, HP ArcSight, IBM QRadar, Dell SecureWorks and many others. This real time insight into your data provides both the business intelligence and the security that will keep your data secure and your company competitive.

Want to know more about MEAS™ or any of our other products or services? Contact InfoSec today by giving us a call or filling out our contact form.

Until next time…


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