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Splunk vs QRadar SIEM Insights You Need To Know for 2019

Splunk vs QRadar SIEM Insights You Need To Know for 2019
Get the FREE Splunk to QRadar SIEM App! If you are switching from Splunk to the QRadar SIEM or just want to compare functionality, you should check out the free Splunk to QRadar SIEM App that enables forwarding of Splunk Enterprise raw data using both the Heavy and Universal Forwarder for QRadar to analyze. Once the Splunk to IBM QRadar S...
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POWER9: Main changes and updates Vs POWER8 (updated for 2019)

POWER9: Main changes and updates Vs POWER8 (updated for 2019)
POWER9 is here , and with it comes loads of new hardware. With the second batch of released hardware there are several new systems that are focused on small and mid-range applications. These include Power9 models  S922 , S914 , and S924 as well as Linux and SAP Hana specialized variants, the L922, L924, H922, and H924. The new systems are util...
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Nutanix Hardware for Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI)

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A hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) uses software to virtualize all server and storage resources for streamlining, automating and maximizing IT resources and operations for a variety of complex, compute-intensive Databases, VDI, Microsoft, Business Applications, Cloud, Big Data, SIEM, SYSLOG and other x86 environments.  HCI virtualization solutions significantly reduce operating and licensing costs, provide predictable performance, provide up to 2.8 times storage gains and enables long-t...
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IBM i 7.4 Announced - Here's a brief rundown of what we know so far

IBM i 7.4 Announced - Here's a brief rundown of what we know so far
IBM has announced the release date of IBM i 7.4 as well as what 7.4 brings to its users. The major highlight of this release is Db2 Mirror for i that brings continuous availability and zero downtime, New security features, and new features and functions for RPG and COBOL. The general availability date is June 21st for both 7.4 and Db2 Mirror for i.    With Db2 Mirror for i clients can pair two IBM i instances across two seprate severs, connect those two systems using an ultra-high...
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QRadar IBM i iSeries AS400 Log Forwarding

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Configuring the IBM i to forward security and system event logs to QRadar SIEM can be done a few different ways, but in order to do it correctly; in LEEF format, in real-time, with GID and enriched event log information, you need an IBM i event log forwarding tool designed for the QRadar SIEM. There are IBM i security event log forwarding tools that can be used for QRadar that will send event logs in real-time and in CEF SYSLOG format, and even a couple that support LEEF, but only one includes Q...
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IBM i Privileged Access Management (PAM) Specifications

IBM i Privileged Access Management (PAM) Specifications
IBM i Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions have various levels of flexibility for implementation and integration with existing applications and ticketing systems that need to be considered before purchasing. Assessing your  IBM i Security requirements for implementation will be key to ensuring the IBM i PAM solution you choose meets your all your use cases, as well as environmental and compliance requirements. First note, Privileged Access Management (PAM) terminology used by most t...
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IBM i Power9 System Specifications Comparisons Pricing

IBM i Power9 System Specifications Comparisons Pricing
IBM i customers upgrading to a new IBM Power9 scale-out system from an older Power system have three models to compare specifications; the 9009-41A S914 , 9009-42A S924 or 9009-22A S922 . Before jumping to any conclusions about which Power9 system is right for you, consider the specifications and resources of your current IBM i and performance during peak times. The new Power9 systems are so powerful, many companies are finding they can drop a software tier without any question. Dropping an IBM ...
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Top IBM Power Systems myths: x86 is the industry standard and Power is becoming obsolete

Top IBM Power Systems myths: x86 is the industry standard and Power is becoming obsolete
Share this post: There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series will help to dispel some of the top myths. In my previous post , I put aside the myth that migrating from x86 to IBM Power Systems is costly, painful and risky. In this post, we’ll look at another myth suggesting that x86 architecture is the de-facto industry standard for all applications and that Power Systems will soon become obsolete. Myth versus reality To begin breaking down...
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IBM i Performance Optimization: Improving Application Response Times

IBM i Performance Optimization: Improving Application Response Times
Keeping your IBM i optimized for optimal response times requires regular monitoring of system resources and identifying various elements that affect application performance. Poor response times of only two or three seconds delay can quickly get compounded over time when poorly written applications are involved or database maintenance has been neglected. Like most performance degradation issues on the IBM i , response time issues only get worse as the number of transactions multiply. Ignoring sys...
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2019 IBM QRadar Price List by License

2019 IBM QRadar Price List by License
*Also see QRadar Pricing on all IBM SIEM Security Intelligence Product Prices    (including QRadar Hardware Appliances) QRadar SIEM Free Trial Watch The 2019 QRadar Video Compared to what you are doing today, QRadar will unify your existing IT infrastructure and security products into a user friendly and intelligent SOC. QRadar provides advanced, automated threat detection above and beyond what you would expect.  But the only way to appreciate the simplicity and robustness of QRad...
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IBM Power System's Fastest RAID Controller

IBM EJ14 PCIe3 12 GB Cache RAID Plus SAS Adapter is the highest performing raid controller (SAS adapter) for IBM Power9 and Power8 systems that will significantly improve raid performance. The IBM EJ14 PCIe3 12 GB Cache RAID PLUS SAS Adapter has four 6 Gb connectors enabling the highest performance HDD or SSD  SAS controller capabilities for IBM Power systems using PCIe Gen3 technology and IBM’s latest SAS RAID adapter technology. The EJ14 PCIe3 SAS adapter builds on the success of the EJ0L...
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IBM i Backup Performance and Optimization

IBM i Backup Performance and Optimization
IBM i backup performance is affected by many variables, and many data transfer rate bottlenecks can be very easy to resolve. Some simple changes you can try to improve backup performance may only require using the correct media generation for your tape library/drive, minimize resource sharing, shortening the distance between the IBM i PCIe I/O adapter and tape library/drive, using backup optimization settings or restructuring your backup processes. These minor changes are virtually free to try a...
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IBM z SIEM and SYSLOG Forwarding Considerations

IBM z SIEM and SYSLOG Forwarding Considerations
The IBM z mainframe system remains the workhorse for most of the largest and most successful companies in the world, maintaining both mission critical legacy software applications and new workloads. In the scope of sensitive data and security, the IBM z/OS protects the company’s jewels for good reason, but has a plethora of system and security event log sources that must be monitored and forwarded to a SIEM like IBM QRadar and LogRhythm or a  SYSLOG Server like the Splunk. Since IBM mainfra...
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IBM z: More than a legacy workhorse

IBM z: More than a legacy workhorse
IBM mainframe systems are still running the bulk of critical workloads at over 70% of the world’s largest and most successful companies. The first IBM mainframe and 911 Porcshe were both sold in same year, 1964. Most people do not realize how advanced and powerful the IBM z platform is, and always has been. The fact is, virtualization was being developed on the IBM mainframe in the 1960s and added this amazing new technology to the platform in 1972, decades before any other platform. To this day...
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IBM i Power System Upgrade: Is it needed?

IBM i Power System Upgrade: Is it needed?
Is it time to upgrade your IBM i Power System? Or do you need to upgrade your IBM i Power System? Most companies upgrade their IBM Power systems on a scheduled interval, but there are instances when response times and throughput bottlenecks cause unacceptable performance levels, and a quick fix is needed. IBM i response times and throughput rely on common system resources and can have a similar effect on performance from an end user experience, but the variables that cause them are very differen...
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IBM i Security: Compliance Requires Access Controls

IBM i Security: Compliance Requires Access Controls
Security breaches making headlines are almost always due to inadequate access controls at one or more levels of a company’s infrastructure. Known and unknown vulnerabilities may have assisted in most security breaches that we read about, but most could have been avoided with the proper security access controls implemented, or at least significantly mitigated.  The IBM i security  framework  is not immune to breaches and certainly not the most secure platform in your environment if...
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IBM i Performance Issues and Degradation

IBM i Performance Issues and Degradation
Sporadic IBM i  performance issues and prolonged degradation that slowly creeps up over time can sometimes be abated by fine tuning memory pools, disk, database, applicatons, jobs and threads, but it’s not a task an untrained administrator should be attempting. IBM i response times and throughput performance issues can be due to numerous factors, and often requires a lot of man hours to pin point by a trained expert. If your IBM Power iSeries already has the Performance Adjuster enabled (vi...
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Enterprise IBM SSD with eMLC Prices

Enterprise IBM SSD with eMLC Prices
IBM SSD Price Drop IBM Solid State Drive SSD prices for iSeries, VIOS and Power AIX systems have dropped so much over the years, making the decision to replace those much slower HDDs very simple. Using Enterprise  IBM SSD  with eMLC will give queries, applications and other frequently accessed data a significant performance boost. The cost of replacing existing Power system hard disk drives with solid state drives is likely a fraction of what you originally paid for your current hard d...
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Database Clustering - Replication Solves Real-Time Data Access Requirements

Database Clustering - Replication Solves Real-Time Data Access Requirements
Database clustering involves database replication to achieve high availability (mirroring, redundancy and disaster recovery), workload balancing for performance or scaling (queries, reporting, business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing), maintenance (upgrades, migration, testing and development), database consolidation and other objectives for data access, efficiency and better decision making. It is use database clustering and replication services where the source and target database...
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Database Migration and Converter with Real-Time Replication

Database Migration and Converter with Real-Time Replication
Database migration and  conversion  projects can be a time consuming and costly endeavor without the right software, and converting large complex production databases with real-time replication and transformation requirements significantly compound the risks. Using a database migration and conversion tool to map fields of disparate databases correctly and keeping them in sync is key to a successful and non-disruptive conversion. Critical business applications utilizing the database to ...
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