Powertech Policy Minder for IBM i

Security Policy Management Software for IBM i

Maintain Your IBM i Security Configuration

Automated security policy administration and compliance reporting

Powertech Policy Minder for IBM i is a security administration tool that automates critical tasks and provides comprehensive security compliance reporting. By automating security administration, Policy Minder saves time and eliminates labor-intensive manual tasks usually required to administer the details of security. Policy Minder for IBM i features a graphical user interface (GUI) in addition to the traditional green screen.

Policy Minder provides an easy way to define your security policy on IBM i, whether you want to customize a security policy based on your organization's unique requirements or use a template based on cybersecurity best practices. Comparing your security policy to your system's current configuration is simple and automated. You can even schedule your policy checks so that they run automatically. The FixIt function automatically finds settings that are out of compliance and fixes them.

Policy Minder also includes robust reporting functionality to document:

  • Your policy settings
  • Items that are out of compliance with your policy
  • Changes made with the FixIt function
  • Administrative actions taken to configure Policy Minder

Key Features of Policy Minder for IBM i

Security policy documentation

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Automatically document your security policy for use during audits. Automatically capture current server settings to define your security policy—a written statement of how your organization protects IT assets, which is required by many security mandates.

What Can Policy Minder for IBM i Do for My Organization?

Manage changes to authority settings on objects, libraries, directories, and authorization lists

Eliminate the manual process of running reports, downloading information, and manually comparing lists

Manage  security policies on multiple systems via a single screen in an easy-to-use browser-based interface

Ensure administrator tasks are accomplished on schedule, regardless of how busy administrators are

Ensure consistent, accurate, and repeatable tasks that prove compliance

Document policies, compensating controls, and risk acceptance statements

Aid in the administration of user profiles

[Powertech Policy Minder for IBM i] reminds me of any policy exceptions every day, so nothing slips through the cracks. We're doing more with less, and we don’t want to go looking for the problems, we want them to come to us. [Powertech Policy Minder for IBM i] accomplishes that for us.

Steve Mulder, Lead Systems Support Specialist, Amway

Automate Processes with Policy Minder for IBM i


Many security processes are tedious and time-consuming—and ripe for human error. When you automate these tasks, you ensure they’re accomplished on schedule and without mistakes. This frees up system administrators to focus on more complex projects.

Some of the processes that Policy Minder can automate include:

  • Discovering new profiles, libraries, objects, and directories
  • Maintaining and identifying all users with special authorities
  • Identifying inactive profiles and removing them from the system
  • Fixing ownership and authorities of objects in the IFS
  • Fixing ownership and authorities after a new deployment
  • Verifying settings prior to and/or after a role-swap or disaster recovery
  • Returning security policies in one place and applying them to other partitions
  • Keeping your security policies in one place and applying them to other partitions

Compliance Reporting with Policy Minder for IBM i

Policy Minder compares your security policy to your actual security configuration, highlighting the exceptions so you can easily identify the issues that require a response.

The areas Policy Minder can examine include:

User profile settings

Libraries' authorities

Object authorities

Directory authorities

System values

Adopted authority

Command authorities

Exit points

File shares

TCP/IP servers

User-created objects in QSYS

Job descriptions

Authorization lists

Multi-Platform Security Policy Management

You can also ensure policy adherence on multiple platforms, including Linux, AIX, Windows, HP-UX, and Solaris.


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