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Organizations now can be assured of prompt notification should they ever fall out of compliance regardless of changing priorities, personnel, or workloads within their IT departments.

SkyView Partners has announced a new managed compliance monitoring service for both the IBM i and AIX platforms. The new SkyView Partners Managed Services for Compliance Reporting covers monthly compliance monitoring and annual vulnerability assessments and includes licenses of key components of SkyView’s popular software product line.

“What we’ve seen post-recession is a thinning of the information technology staff," says John Vanderwall, CEO of SkyView Partners. "There are fewer people to do the work than there were a few years ago. We often get calls from organizations in the middle of what I call the 'compliance dance'. They are scrambling to put together processes, documentation, and reports to pass along to auditors."

Vanderwall says that as soon as the audit is complete, however, these processes tend to be perceived as comparatively less important to other emerging priorities. "We know that as soon as the audit is done, the process tends to shift down on the priority list until it’s time for the next audit," he says.

In Vanderwall's experience, however, auditors aren't pleased when the organization can’t produce records of consistent application of their processes. Of course, this causes the organization to come under even more scrutiny.

What SkyView now is offering organizations is a chance for them to offload that work. SkyView will monitor and archive reports and alert organizations if anything falls out of compliance. Once a year, SkyView will do a thorough "vulnerability assessment" of the IBM i or AIX servers. Says Vanderwall: "Organizations get peace of mind knowing that someone is taking care of the details associated with compliance reporting.”

As part of the package, SkyView is including permanent licenses to its relevant software. General availability of the new managed service offering is scheduled for June 1.

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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