VitalSigns tools significantly simplify the tasks of monitoring, diagnosing, repairing, and securing z/OS systems—and do so at lower cost, with lower processing overhead, than the alternatives.
Deb Hodson, 763-571-9000, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – August 10, 2015 – With a steady program of new releases, Software Diversified Services continues to improve the efficiency and ease-of-use of its VitalSigns suite of z/OS management and security software, thus reducing the cost of running z/OS systems.
VitalSigns for IP™ (VIP) version 8.1, new this quarter, simplifies security by supporting IBM pass-phrases and z/OS Communication Servers configured for AT-TLS encryption. It expands monitoring capability to include IBM’s new versions of OSA and Sysplex Distributors using IPv6 addresses. New intelligence built into VIP’s graphic interface bring immediate results to problem-diagnosis work.
“We back VIP with a relentlessly aggressive program of improvement and development,” said Jim Lampi, vice president of Software Diversified Services. “For z/OS networking, it is the most comprehensive monitoring and alerting tool available.”
The latest version of VitalSigns for Network Automation and Control™—VNAC 5.0.1—uses advanced storage efficiencies to reduce overhead costs, and it provides a robust set of REXX pipe stages to simplify automatic response and system-repair routines.
VitalSigns for FTP (VFTP 3.0.E) integrates the standard z/OS SAF security tools—RACF, ACF2, and TopSecret—with the z/OS FTP server. That means administrators can easily provide file transfer commands and services to individual users on a strictly need-to-have basis.
“VFTP helps ensure compliance with HIPAA, SOX, GLBA, FISMA, and similar regulations,” said Lampi. “And it helps with PCI DSS certification for payment cards. On top of that, VFTP is simple to implement. Batch jobs that rely on FTP do not need any changes.”
About Software Diversified Services
Founded in 1982, Software Diversified Services (SDS) is a Minnesota-based company that provides business software solutions to hundreds of customers worldwide, including many Global 500 companies. Current customers represent industries including banking, finance, insurance, retail and government. Rated No. 1 by the prestigious IBEX Bulletin, SDS is noted for its industry-leading software, documentation and technical support. For more information about Software Diversified Services, please visit www.sdsusa.com.