SDS IronSphere for z/OS adds support for ACF2.
Jim Lampi, 763-571-9000, firstname.lastname@example.org
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – August 5, 2019 – Software Diversified Services (SDS), a global leader in mainframe security software, has announced that SDS IronSphere for z/OS has added support for ACF2. IronSphere also supports RACF and Top Secret.
IronSphere automatically performs security scans based on DISA STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guides from the Defense Information Systems Agency), which contain optimized configuration and policy information for system applications. STIGs are specific to the security system that is running in the mainframe environment – RACF, Top Secret, and now ACF2.
Real-Time, Automatic z/OS Risk Awareness
IronSphere automates the tedious STIG process by continuously monitoring the system, comparing each application to its STIG, and automatically running diagnostic checks. The real-time report delivers easy-to-follow remediation steps as part of the assessment. Results are retained in a log history, allowing compliance auditors to verify that the z/OS system adheres to required data security standards.
New checks can be created by your team and tailored to fit your needs. Using the power of IronSphere, you have the ability to set acceptable limits and standards for your mainframe components not covered by a DISA STIG.
An intuitive, browser-based GUI shows z/OS vulnerabilities and solutions. A dashboard reports the health of each system with color-coded graphs for any level of user, even someone with little mainframe expertise. More detailed information is displayed in easy-to-understand charts and tables. Results can be filtered and sorted per system, LPAR, group, severity level, or other criteria, meeting the needs of any security or GRC team, upper-level managers, or z/OS mainframe team. IronSphere provides:
- Enhanced security and advanced breach avoidance.
- Simple steps to remediate issues.
- Automated mainframe GRC (governance, risk management, and compliance).
- Minimal operator involvement, which frees mainframe experts for other tasks.
- Audit log contains scan results, which simplifies internal and compliance audits.
IronSphere follows these guidelines to help your business gain compliance to PCI, GDPR, HIPAA, SOX, GLBA, FISMA, and more:
- NIST ISCM (Information Security Continuous Monitoring)
- NIST CSF (Cybersecurity Framework)
- RMF (Risk Management Framework)
- DISA STIGs (Department of Defense Guidelines)
For more information about SDS IronSphere for z/OS, please visit: www.sdsusa.com/ironsphere/.
Founded in 1982, Software Diversified Services delivers comprehensive, affordable mainframe and distributed software with a focus on cybersecurity and compliance. Hundreds of organizations worldwide, including many Fortune 500 companies, rely on SDS software. Our expert development and award-winning technical support teams are based in Minneapolis, MN. To learn more, please visit www.sdsusa.com.