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SkyView Partners and Innovatum today announced a security-compliance product that is complimentary to SkyView Policy Minder and will be sold as an add-on to enable a 360-degree view of the System i.

SkyView Policy Minder is a security policy compliance management tool for, IBM i, i5/OS, and OS/400 that helps companies stay in compliance with their own security policies. The need for a practical implementation of a security policy that governs data security has become a huge issue for most corporations. SkyView Policy Minder is a tool that replaces a largely manual process normally deployed to solve the issue of security compliance management on the Power, System i, and iSeries platforms. 

Innovatum's DataThread is a premiere database and system audit tool that dynamically monitors compliance-significant activity while ignoring millions of normal routine transactions. 

Developers at the two firms have integrated Policy Minder and DataThread to form Policy Minder Real Time powered by DataThread. It is an add-on product that enables a 360 degree view of the IBM i, System i, and iSeries platforms. The solution integrates audit journal events with the policy management capabilities of Policy Minder. This integration facilitates active, real-time enforcement of corporate and regulatory policies at a granular level and provides proactive detection, capture, and correction of security policy changes, the companies said.

"Government regulations and standards from Sarbanes Oxley to the Payment Card Industry's Data Security Standards through ISO/IEC 27001 have brought significant focus on the issue of adherence to corporate security policy standards," said Carol Woodbury, president of SkyView Partners. "Auditors want to know what your policy is, how it's been implemented on platforms like the System i, and (get) an assurance that regular compliance checking has occurred. That's why we created SkyView Policy Minder. We see Policy Minder Real Time powered by DataThread created by Innovatum as adding a new dimension to the issue of security policy enforcement and (we) are very pleased with its development," she said. 

"The (IBM) i, System i and iSeries have some of the best capabilities for compliance and audit; but the organization must activate the appropriate settings and security levels," said Ardi Batmanghelidj, president of Innovatum. "Carol Woodbury is a preeminent security expert who has simplified this process to a manageable level and automated the activity with Policy Minder. We are delighted to be able to deliver this product as a compliment to the SkyView Policy Minder offering and to provide the (IBM) i, System i, and iSeries community with a complete compliance and audit solution," he said.

About SkyView Partners Inc.

Led by Carol Woodbury, former chief OS/400 security architect for the IBM System i product line, SkyView Partners is a security policy compliance software and consulting firm working with IBM System i, iSeries and AS/400 customers and IBM Business Partners. SkyView Partners provides security policy management and risk assessment products as well as remediation services, assisting clients with the development of sound security practices for the i5/OS (OS/400) platform. For references and further information, visit www.skyviewpartners.com, or call 425-458-4975 ext 715.

About  Innovatum, Inc.  

Innovatum is a software development and IT consulting firm that delivers world-class professional services and enterprise software products to companies in heavily regulated industries. Its software and services are designed to meet the needs of the world's most demanding customers. For more information, visit www.innovatum.com or call 770-945-4595 ext 2215.

SkyView Partners, Inc.

SkyView Partners is dedicated to providing software to help you solve your security compliance and policy issues. SkyView Partners was founded by John Vanderwall and Carol Woodbury. Prior to forming the partnership with Woodbury to focus on developing a security practice, Vanderwall most recently spent several years as a founder of the software division of an AS/400 security firm and served as vice president of sales and marketing. Woodbury worked for 16 years with IBM in Rochester, Minn., and served for more than 10 years as the AS/400 Security Architect and Chief Engineering Manager of Security Technology for IBM's Enterprise Server Group. During this time, Woodbury provided security architecture and design consultations with IBM Business Partners and large AS/400 customers. She is known worldwide as an author and speaker on security technology, specializing in i5/OS and IBM i security issues. Woodbury has published her third book, IBM i and i5/OS Security & Compliance: A Practical Guide from 29th Street Press, has written numerous articles on security, and is a contributing author on security for MCPress Online and other IBM midrange publishers.

Find out whether your system's security configuration is in compliance with your security policies with SkyView Policy Minder. Find out your system's vulnerabilities lie, receive an explanation of the issues and suggestions on where to start with SkyView Risk Assessor. Generate the audit reports you need for security and compliance without having to understand the complexities of the IBM i audit journal with SkyView Audit Journal Reporter . Let SkyView Partners' Support Team install and configure SkyView products and schedule your automated security compliance reports through the SkyView IBM i Security Compliance Solution.

 

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