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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 the company’s infrastructure. Known and unknown vulnerabilities may have assisted in some of these breaches, but with the proper access controls in place, they could have been prevented or significantly minimized. The IBM i is not immune, and is not the most secure platform in your environment if necessary access controls have not been implemented. All compliance regulations have gener...
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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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IBM i MFA and Password Self-Service: A winning combination

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Implementing IBM i Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) and Password Self-Service (PSS) as an integrated solution allows companies to enjoy the cost savings of automation, while enhancing security and addressing compliance requirements at the same time. On the surface, IBM i MFA , Password Self-Service and 2FA software solutions already have a lot in common. If you are thinking of implementing IBM i MFA, 2FA or Password Self Service, you may want to consider implementing them together to gain both ...
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IBM i Multi-Factor Authentication for MFA Compliance

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IBM i Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a critical cybersecurity defense required by PCI, FFIEC and 23 NYCRR 500 in Section 500.12b, stating any company providing financial services within the state of New York must implement MFA to protect system data and applications for all users that have external network access, or use an approved access control equivalent. IBM i Multi Factor Authentication prices are very affordable, simple to implement and provide the quickest means to protect against ...
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SFTP FTPS - IBM i iSeries Secure FTP Methods

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SFTP and FTPS are Secure FTP methods the IBM i supports natively for both client and server roles, and can safely transfer sensitive files to and from other systems or cloud services. Secure FTP requirements may dictate using SFTP versus FTPS for the MFT project, but is usually a personal preference. Both SFTP and FTPS use encrypted connections for file transfer, SFTP uses SSH cryptographic protocol and FTPS can use TLS or SSL implicit security (always on) cryptographic protocol. FTPS explicit c...
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iSeries FIM File Integrity Monitoring on IBM i

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File integrity monitoring FIM  for iSeries IBM i requires monitoring the system security audit journal and DB2 database journals to detect unauthorized changes to files and their contents. FIM projects are usually due to compliance regulations such as PCI, 23 NYCRR 500 and like regulatory requirements, which will significantly reduce the file integrity monitoring scope to specific database files and object changes in QAUDJRN. In addition to implementing file integrity monitoring, you will n...
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IBM i Profile Swapping for Temporary Elevated Authority

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Implementing iSeries Profile Swapping and Adopted Authority policies is a great idea for reducing the number of IBM i powerful profiles, especially if most users only need elevated authority for specific tasks or occasional access to sensitive data. In many cases, auditors are requiring iSeries shops to address their large list of users profiles with special authorities. On some iSeries systems, most of the users will have *ALLOBJ, yet none of them have duties that would require such authorities...
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GDPR Compliance for iSeries AS400

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General Data Protection Regulation GDPR compliance applies to any company that transmits, stores or processes personal data of individuals living in countries in the European Union, such as insurance, healthcare, financial, retail and like B2C industries. This GDPR article addresses protection recommendations for personal data residing on the IBM i...
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​iSeries MFA Multi-Factor Authentication

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iSeries MFA provides Multi-Factor Authentication to prevent unauthorized user access to systems by adding two or more authentication requirements before allowing access to the IBM i system through 5250 OS400 Sign-on or other applications running on the AS400 system. IBM i MFA is being driven primarily by increased cybersecurity threats, a...
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SIEM and SYSLOG Forwarding Tutorial

SIEM and SYSLOG  Forwarding Tutorial
This is the first of a series of short videos on the SIEM and SYSLOG forwarding tool for the AS400 platform… or iSeries IBM i if you prefer.This first session is focused on the configuration or setup needed to start sending your AS400 event logs to your SIEM or SYSLOG server.As you will see, it only takes a couple minutes to setup up. For those not...
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