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Weak Internal Security Causes Weak External Security

Long-time security expert, Pat Botz, recently joined HelpSystems. Botz goes way back in the computer industry. He wrote the Basic compiler and CAD tools for Control Data supercomputers and then lead the development of CAD tools for its AIX workstation line three decades ago. He eventually became a lead security architect for the IBM i platform, and left Big Blue a number of years ago to start his own security firm, Botz & Associates. Dan sat down to have a chat with Chris Heim, chief executive officer of HelpSystems, and John Vanderwall, vice president and business unit manager for security services at the company, as well as Botz, who now has a senior security services consultant position at the company.
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HelpSystems Protects the COMP Performance Group from Viruses and Malware

The COMP Performance Group™ is a world leader in the performance automotive aftermarket with core product lines that include camshafts, transmissions, drivetrain parts, fuel injection systems, and computer simulation software. After experiencing rapid growth in recent years, the organization brought on Ron Smith to launch an IT transformation project. Ron’s priorities included implementing world...
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Hershey Entertainment Quickly Encrypts Credit Card Data with Powertech Encryption for IBM i

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is a privately held company located in the tourist center of Hershey, Pennsylvania, and has entertainment, resort and commercial divisions. Earlier this year, Hershey learned that because the entertainment and resort operations accept credit cards for payment, they needed the information stored by their box office ticketing and reservations applications to be...
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Field-level Encryption Helps Retail Chain Achieve PCI Compliance

Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, a retail travel stop chain with over 210 locations in 34 U.S. states, processes approximately 200,000 credit card transactions on a daily basis. Needing to meet PCI standards, Love’s found in Powertech Encryption for IBM i a product to encrypt credit card numbers in a way that would satisfy PCI compliance auditors. “We need to be able to access credit card...
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HelpSystems Meets IT Security Needs for Napa Recycling and Waste Services

Napa Recycling and Waste Services (NRWS) provides recycling and waste collection to businesses and residents in the City of Napa and southern unincorporated Napa County. The entire county, with 90 percent of its agricultural land devoted to viticulture, is home to more than three hundred wineries in the Napa Valley, and is one of the top wine producing areas of the United States. In addition, the...
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HelpSystems Helps International Rectifier Tackle Critical SOX Issues

Founded in 1947, International Rectifier (IR) is a world leader in advanced power management technology. The company’s 5,400 worldwide employees support operations in 20 countries. Annual revenues are approximately $1 billion. Compliance Regulations Remain at the Top of Exec's Minds Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) hasn’t disappeared and remains at the top of many executives’ minds. Among other stipulations...
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Alon USA Locks Down the IFS with Powertech Antivirus for IBM i

Like many IBM shops, Alon USA found comfort in the seeming immunity of IBM i to viruses. All PCs in the company were running anti-virus software but, having operated for more than a decade without incident, Alon USA’s IT director saw no need for protective measures on IBM i. Sound familiar?
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Powertech Helps Community Bank Enforce Internal iSeries Compliance

First Security Bank is one of Montana’s largest, locally owned community banks. They provide business, real estate, consumer and agricultural loans, Internet banking, brokerage services, and a full range of deposit accounts. First Security has over 150 users on a System i 525 that...