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IBM i: History and Timeline

Did you know that IBM i’s origins pre-date the AS/400 server? Read on for IBM i operating system history and the IBM server history that has supported this powerful platform for decades.
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Four Things to Consider When Evaluating Your Automation Needs

Selecting the right automation strategy for your business requires understanding your goals for robotic process automation (RPA), both now and in the future. Learn four key areas you should consider when evaluating your own needs for automation and discover what makes Automate unique in the RPA landscape.
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Why India has Introduced the New Personal Data Protection Bill

Since the EU GDPR came into force in 2018 many countries around the world have followed suit and have either revamped or introduced new data protection and privacy regulation. India, too, is taking steps to enact a data protection framework which incorporates many elements of the GDPR. The new law, the Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP), is currently in front of parliament and was proposed to...
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Open PGP for IBM i (iSeries)

GoAnywhere MFT for IBM i (iSeries) includes native commands for performing PGP encryption and decryption functions directly on the IBM i (formerly known as and often still called AS/400). These commands can be placed in CL programs, the job scheduler or run from IBM i menus. With GoAnywhere MFT, files can additionally be digitally signed with a private key on the IBM i. In turn, you can verify...
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IBM i MFT for Secure FTP and PGP

GoAnywhere MFT will automate and secure file transfers on the IBM i platform using Secure FTP, Open PGP and other popular protocols and encryption standards. GoAnywhere's IBM MFT can be installed on IBM iSeries - version 7.1 and higher on IBM Power Systems, as well as many other operating systems. Automates and secures file transfers with trading partners, customers and internal servers Provides...
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Think Mutual Bank Uses GoAnywhere MFT for Robust Features and PCI DSS Compliance

Industry: Banking and Finance About a year ago, Think Mutual Bank, a bank located in the Midwest, was searching for a way to transfer data between disparate banking systems. Although Think Bank’s core system is the IBM i, the business banking segment runs on MS SQL. Getting all the data into one place (the IBM i), then copying updated files back to the MS SQL system was a challenge that had to be...
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The State of Maryland DLLR Secures and Simplifies File Transfers with GoAnywhere

Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) must transfer sensitive data in a secure and reliable fashion. Besides the challenge of ensuring information is protected in transit, each DLLR trading partner requires information to be sent in different file formats, such as fixed width, Excel, CSV, or XML. The DLLR chose GoAnywhere to meet their growing file transfer needs and...
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Is Your Data REALLY Safe on the IBM i (AS/400)?

“AS/400 is built to be safe and reliable.” “No one makes viruses for the IBM i. There are no known cases of malware, either.” “IBM has amazing IBM i server security, so we don’t have to worry about vulnerabilities.” Do these statements sound familiar? Perhaps you’ve come across these claims in the industry, heard someone say something similar at an event, or maybe even said it yourself. Whether it...
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Why India’s Personal Data Protection Bill Can’t Come Soon Enough!

Last month India's national airline, Air India, announced a cyber-attack on its data processor’s data servers that has affected about 4.5 million customers around the world. The breach involved personal data registered between August 2011 and February 2021. Details including name, date of birth, contact information, passport and ticket information as well as credit card data were all compromised...
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Top 7 Benefits of Network Monitoring

Lack of network visibility makes life hard for IT. Network monitoring helps you stay ahead of outages with real-time visibility into your network health.
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Moving Away from Cloud: Making the Case for Hybrid IT

HelpSystems’ Per Bauer discusses article touting a move back from the cloud and makes case for hybrid IT spend to drive costs down.HelpSystems’ Per Bauer discusses article touting a move back from the cloud and makes case for hybrid IT spend to drive costs down.
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10 Ways GoAnywhere MFT can Improve Your Efficiency on the IBM i

Are you using homegrown processes in your organization to send files on the IBM i? Between the knowledge required to write and maintain file transfer scripts, the time spent on creating user profiles for every file recipient, and the hassle of solving connection problems so data is always delivered successfully, manual IBM i transfers can be exceedingly complicated. But they don’t have to be—as...