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The Business Case for Focusing on IBM i Security: Close Security Gaps to Avoid a Data Breach

The cost of a data breach can throw businesses into turmoil and derail careers. And that cost continues to rise. The potential for significant damage is massive on servers like IBM's Power Systems servers running IBM i, because they’re widely used for database management, financial data processing, and business intelligence—all mission-critical applications and workloads. While servers running IBM...
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Protecting Your Data—How Much Security Is Enough?

As organizations become increasingly aware of the need to protect their data, the question that needs to be answered is how much security is enough? Unfortunately, that’s one of those “it depends” questions. Each organization must consider their own requirements before confidently answering that question. This document discusses those considerations.
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Fortra Cloud Migration Survey Results

Migrating to the cloud is a primary objective for many organizations today. While the benefits of operating in the cloud—like cost savings, scalability, and increased collaboration potential—are widely known, the reality of the transition can be challenging. IT departments have a wide variety of factors to consider including the cost of migration, security concerns, and difficulties with...
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Download “Identity & Access Management for IBM i”

Insiders are responsible for 34 percent of data breaches—and insiders are also the most difficult threat to control control on IBM i. You can't lock them out completely because your IBM i users need at least some level of access to do their jobs. So, how do you ensure users have only the access they need without overburdening IT with manual processes that distract from other critical projects? We...
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Dashboards Don't Work (Unless You Have a Metrics Management Strategy)

Tech has had a tremendous impact on the way today’s businesses seek continued growth and improvement. No matter what business they are in, executives everywhere are investing in technology that improves their business processes, gets them ahead of the competition and widens their margins. Ultimately, the return on that investment is determined by how well technology supports a business’ ability to...
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Anti Malware for Linux, AIX, and IBM i Servers

When Malware Attacks Your IBM i, AIX, and Linux Servers Guide Malware and ransomware attacks have increased, halting day-to-day operations and bringing organizations to their knees. Businesses know anti malware is essential to protecting PCs from malicious programs, but many don’t realize the value of server-level protection until the damage is done. This guide examines the real-world consequences...
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Controlling SQL Updates Using Powertech Exit Point Manager for IBM i

Over the years, users have relied on commands like STRSQL and RUNSQL to provide instant and powerful access to the data on their Power Systems™ servers. All types of users—from programmers to system administrators to end users—use these commands as their primary interface for extracting and updating data. However, allowing a user to view, update, and even delete data without any control by the...
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Download "IBM i User Provisioning"

Even when user profiles are painstakingly set up, keeping them consistent and secure can be an uphill battle. All it takes is one over-privileged user and your most critical data could be changed, deleted, or worse. You need help—not only to set up new users with discretion, but also to keep them consistent across roles, departments, and systems. Our exclusive white paper includes expert advice on...
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Download “Automation without Alienation”

Automation has the potential to transform the way we work. It allows organizations drive efficiencies, increase reliability, and cut costs. But not everyone is on board with the change. Automation can be frightening to employees who worry about losing their jobs to robots and computers. This white paper from Computing tackles the problem of how to go forward implementing automation while...
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Top Security Issue for the Integrated File System (IFS)

The IFS is one of the most ignored parts of the system, yet it enables many of the most powerful and most used features on IBM i today. Overlooking the ways in which IBM i utilizes the IFS could weaken your security.
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Managing Data and Healthcare Regulations Efficiently

The right Business Intelligence (BI) tool can address the twin challenges of today's healthcare industry and regulations: efficient, secure information retrieval and effective monitoring of day-to-day operations. In February 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Title XIII of ARRA, called the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical...