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Integrating security compliance monitoring and reporting into a daily-use tool like Vision Solutions Portal is expected to encourage users to monitor security compliance on a more frequent basis.

SkyView Partners has announced the integration of its Policy Minder software product with the Vision Solutions Portal (VSP). Policy Minder is the first third-party software product to be integrated into Vision's Portal.

Vision Solutions Portal (VSP) delivers a single, browser-based point of control for monitoring and managing alerts and notifications in IBM i through its MIMIX Global solution. SkyView Policy Minder delivers automated security compliance monitoring and reporting on the IBM i environment.

By integrating the two products, users of Vision Solutions Portal will be able to see through a browser-based interface, as part of the MIMIX Global solution, whether SkyView Policy Minder security compliance checks have been successful and whether automated “fix-it” functions have completed normally. If problems arise, a visual notification will alert the operator to investigate the issue further through Policy Minder. Because Vision Solutions Portal is designed as a daily use console to detect issues and give greater control over the IBM i operating environment, integrating Policy Minder into it will place additional focus on security compliance, according to the companies.

“Security compliance tends to be a fire drill. When audit-time approaches, everyone scrambles to test processes and make sure everything is in place. Integrating into a daily-use tool like Vision Solutions Portal changes that dynamic, and security compliance becomes a daily routine and discipline," says Carol Woodbury, president of SkyView Partners, Inc. “We are excited to see this new facet of Policy Minder as we make it available to the IBM i community.”

“By integrating SkyView Policy Minder into the Vision Solutions Portal, we reduce confusion by presenting system security-related events and the tools needed to recover from server failures in the same console,” notes Alan Arnold, chief technology officer, Vision Solutions. "This interlock will offer IT organizations a streamlined approach to complying with demanding service-level agreements.”

General availability of the offering is planned for September 1.

Vision Solutions, Inc. is a leading world provider of information availability software and services for Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and cloud computing markets. Vision’s Double-Take, MIMIX, and iTERA high availability and disaster recovery brands support business continuity, satisfy compliance requirements and increase productivity in physical and virtual environments. Affordable and easy-to-use, Vision products are backed by worldwide 24X7 customer support centers and a global partner network that includes IBM, HP, Microsoft, VMware and Dell. Privately held by Thoma Bravo, Vision Solutions has its headquarters in Irvine, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, visit visionsolutions.com, follow the company on Twitter @VSIDTInfo, on other popular social networks, or call 1-800-957-4511 (toll-free U.S. and Canada) or 801-799-0300.

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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