IBM Security zSecure
IBM Security zSecure V2.1.1 suite consists of multiple individual products designed to help you administer your mainframe security, monitor for threats, enforce policy compliance, audit usage and configurations, and assist in compliance management and audit reporting.
IBM Security zSecure Admin, IBM Security zSecure Visual, and IBM Security zSecure CICS Toolkit together provide administrative, provisioning, and management components that can significantly reduce administration time, effort, and costs, and help improve productivity and response time, as well as help reduce training time for new administrators.
IBM Security zSecure Audit, IBM Security zSecure Alert, and IBM Security zSecure Command Verifier together provide security policy enforcement, audit, monitoring, and compliance management capability. These offerings help ease the burden of compliance audits, help reduce the time and costs of performing compliance and monitoring, can improve security and incident handling, and can increase overall operational effectiveness.
IBM Security zSecure Adapters for QRadar SIEM V2.1.1, new to the suite, collects, formats, and sends enriched mainframe System Management Facility (SMF) audit records to IBM Security QRadar SIEM to be included in the enterprise-wide integrated security information and event management (SIEM), log management, anomaly detection, incident forensics, and configuration and vulnerability management.IBM Security zSecure Features
IBM Security zSecure offers the following features:
Centralized Security Administration: IBM Security zSecure allows users to centrally manage and administer mainframe security configurations, user accounts, and access controls across multiple systems, simplifying the complex task of security administration and ensuring consistent security policies.
Auditing and Compliance Monitoring: The suite provides comprehensive auditing and compliance monitoring capabilities, capturing and analyzing security events, generating detailed audit trails. It assists organizations in meeting regulatory compliance requirements and internal security policies.
Real-time Monitoring and Alerting: Users can leverage real-time monitoring and alerting features to proactively detect and respond to security incidents or suspicious activities on the mainframe, enabling timely incident response and reducing the impact of potential threats.
Security Event Visualization: With its graphical user interface, IBM Security zSecure offers convenient representations of security events, system settings, and more. The solution provides users with an intuitive and user-friendly interface for easier analysis, reporting, and visualization of security-related information.
Command Verification and Policy Enforcement: IBM Security zSecure's Command Verifier automatically validates and audits system commands issued by privileged users, helping enforce security policies and reducing the risk of accidental or unauthorized changes.
Compliance Reporting: Users can generate detailed compliance reports using IBM Security zSecure to demonstrate adherence to regulatory requirements, industry standards, and internal security policies.
Integration with SIEM Solutions: IBM Security zSecure integrates seamlessly with Security Information and Event Management solutions, allowing for the correlation and analysis of mainframe security events alongside events from other enterprise systems.
User Behavior Analytics: IBM Security zSecure incorporates advanced analytics capabilities to detect anomalies in user behavior, helping identify potential security threats or insider risks through behavior profiling and anomaly detection algorithms.
Secure Configuration Assessment: The solution enables users to assess and validate the security configurations of mainframe systems, ensuring compliance with best practices and industry standards while identifying and addressing potential security weaknesses or vulnerabilities.
Secure File Transfer: IBM Security zSecure facilitates secure file transfers between mainframe systems and external entities, employing encryption and secure protocols to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of data during transit.
Mainframe Vulnerability Assessment: Users of the solution can conduct vulnerability assessments of mainframe systems using IBM Security zSecure, identifying and remediating potential security weaknesses and vulnerabilities to maintain a robust security posture.
Mainframe Forensics: IBM Security zSecure provides capabilities for mainframe forensics, enabling detailed analysis and investigation of security incidents and unauthorized activities, aiding in incident response, and supporting post-incident forensic investigations.
IBM Security zSecure Benefits
Users of IBM Security zSecure will experience the following benefits:
Simplified security administration
Improved access control management
Comprehensive auditing and compliance monitoring
Real-time monitoring and alerting
Seamless integration with SIEM solutions
Advanced user behavior analytics
Integration with Identity and Access Management systems
Role-based access control (RBAC)
Mainframe vulnerability assessment