HelpSystems (now Fortra) Makes It Easier to Identify Security Events on IBM i

Posted on December 12, 2019 | Infrastructure and Data Protection

Minneapolis, MN, Dec. 12, 2019—Fortra today announced the latest release of Powertech SIEM Agent for IBM i—security monitoring software that integrates the IBM i OS with enterprise security information and event management (SIEM) solutions. The new version provides enhanced flexibility to meet the demands of increasingly complex IT environments.

With this new release, Powertech SIEM Agent users can send IBM i security event data to multiple locations instead of just one. The destinations options include network locations, any IBM i message queue, and enterprise SIEM solutions such as Splunk, QRadar, ArcSight, Powertech Event Manager, and more.

Intelligent filtering capabilities make it easy to determine where event data should be sent. The event text can be tailored to ensure it is easy to understand, relevant, and specific to the users’ environments.

“IBM i houses mission-critical data and applications at organizations around the world,” said Kate Bolseth, CEO, Fortra. “The new version of SIEM Agent makes it easier than ever to get real-time insight into security events happening on this OS.”

“This release is driven by customer feedback and responds to the need to send security event data to more than one target in customized formats,” said Robin Tatam, Director of Security Technology, Fortra. “The new features are so easy to use that the new version of Powertech SIEM Agent takes the user experience to a new level.”

For a customized demo of the new version of Powertech SIEM Agent for IBM i, visit


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