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IBM Security zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM

Features, advantages and benefits

Features Advantages Benefits
Automate routine tasks to simplify administration zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM offers robust, non-intrusive security capabilities designed to help simplify the process of managing mainframe security. zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM enables you to automate recurring, time-consuming security tasks. Complex tasks can become simple, one-step actions performed without extensive knowledge of the RACF feature on z/VM and only minimal training. Queries can be executed in seconds, and mass changes implemented with little administration effort.
Identify and analyze problems to minimize threats zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM can help you quickly identify problems in RACF on z/VM, such as missing or inconsistent definitions, enabling you to fix or prevent mistakes before they become a threat to security and compliance. This reduces the chance of breaches, lowers the cost of administration and enables the business to enforce policies.
Analysis of critical information zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM provides analysis such as: display view of vital z/VM information and indicate where problems may occur, monitor privileged users and request information about individual definitions in RACF. After auditing and analyzing, zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM prioritizes and highlights security concerns. Problems are ranked by audit priority, with a number indicating the relative impact of a problem, providing better visibility for administrators.
Customize reports to meet specific needs At your option, zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM allows managers to view, sort and annotate audit reports, combine multiple reports in a single bundle for automatic distribution. Security managers can easily consolidate information for audit and compliance purposes, saving time and providing focused reports.
Analyze SMF log files to create a comprehensive audit trail zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM analyzes SMF from the live SMF data or from extracted SMF data on tape or disk. By using live data, information from the active system can immediately be viewed. You can produce overview and detail reports about system and user activity from the SMF log files, plus enrich SMF information with data from the RACF database.

Business benefits

IBM Security zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM provides administrators with tools to help unleash the potential of your mainframe system — enabling efficient and effective RACF administration, while helping use fewer resources. By automating many recurring system administration functions, zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM can help you maximize IT resources, reduce errors, improve quality of services and demonstrate compliance.

zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM also provides auditing capabilities designed to help RACF users efficiently measure and verify the effectiveness of their z/VM security and compliance policies. By viewing automatically generated reports in a standard format, you can quickly locate problems with attributes around a particular resource. As a result, you can reduce errors and improve overall quality of services.

zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM is part of the IBM Security zSecure suite, which helps improve the efficiency and maintainability of the mainframe security environment. Applicable features of IBM Security zSecure Admin and IBM Security zSecure Audit components for z/OS form the foundation for the functionality of IBM Security zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM.

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