HelpSystems Meets Growing Demand for Cybersecurity on Multiple Platforms

March 1, 2016

New security software automates policy documentation and reporting required by SOX, HIPAA, and other regulations

Minneapolis, MN, March 1, 2016 — HelpSystems, a leading provider of systems management, business intelligence, and security solutions, today announced the release of Policy Minder, a new security administration and reporting solution for the Linux, AIX, and IBM i platforms. Policy Minder helps IT teams harden system security by automating security administration, security policy documentation, and compliance reporting.

Policy Minder meets businesses’ vital need to stay compliant with regulatory measures like Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that require a data protection policy—a written statement of how the organization protects IT assets, including customer data.

With Policy Minder, cybersecurity staff can quickly and easily document and manage their security policies. Automated compliance reporting eliminates most of the manual work involved in checking compliance for user accounts, files, and configuration settings. Policy exceptions can even be remedied automatically.

“In today’s threat landscape, businesses are constantly searching for ways to reduce security risks and make compliance reporting more efficient,” said Chris Heim, CEO, HelpSystems. “They’re also likely to be operating in heterogeneous IT environments, according to the results of the 2016 IBM i Marketplace Survey.”

“The need for multi-platform security administration software is clear, and we anticipate expanding Policy Minder to Windows and other variants of Unix later this year,” said Heim.


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