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Comparing Different Methods for Calculating Health and Risk

How do you calculate IT health and risk? There are different methods you can use, depending on your needs. The most common methods for determining IT infrastructure health are: Threshold comparison Enhanced threshold comparison Event detection Variation from normal Allocation comparison Queuing theory for health On the other hand, the most common methods for calculating IT infrastructure risk are...
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If it has moving parts, someday it's going to fail.

Check out IBM's new READ INTENSIVE SSDs. This is a note to highlight some of the pros and cons - and dig a little deeper into one of the cons - of IBM's recently announced new class of solid state disk drives, "read intensive" (RI) SSDs. The new RI-SSD comes in one flavor, a 1.86 TB drive. The new concept to wrap your head around is that the drive will "wear out" if you write too much over the...
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A Case for PEDM

Learn how one company benefitted from incorporating Core Privileged Access Manager (BoKS), a PEDM solution, into their security portfolio.
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Three Signs You’ve Outgrown Password Vaulting

The article highlights the signs to look out for that it’s time to consider add another type of PAM solution—Privilege Elevation and Delegation Management (PEDM)—to help your organization as it continues to grow.
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The Lifecycle of a Security Event

This article seeks to illustrate the contrast between stagnant security events at an organization without a SIEM, and the distinct life cycle of events when a SIEM is streamlining security threats.
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Managing Your IBM i Audit Data

Let’s face it; system administration remains a largely thankless task. From scheduling jobs to balancing workloads to answering messages in QSYSOPR, administrators and operators work diligently behind the scenes to ensure that IBM i servers are available to run mission-critical applications.
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The Six Ws of Granular Access Control

This article takes a closer look at why granular access control is so effective by placing limitations on who can get into your organization’s system, where, when and how they can access it, and what they can do with it.
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How to Download an ODBC Driver

Performance Navigator® requires an ODBC connection to connect to your IBM i system, but it does not come with your PC’s operating system. IBM has a downloadable they’ve titled Access Client Solutions, which we recommend our customers use to get that ODBC connection.
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FAQs about Performance Navigator

Will this product hurt the performance of my IBM i®? You will not even notice that the product is working. The data gathering software is already part of the OS. I currently have a subscription to IBM's PM for Power service. How is Performance Navigator compared to PM? Glad you asked... Performance Navigator uses exactly the same input as PM for Power, Collection Services. Performance Navigator...
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How Fortra Is Making Deployment Easier

Deploying new software can be a real headache, but you hate to miss out on important features. Luckily, Fortra has a new Deployment Manager that makes installs and upgrades that much easier. See how.