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Many administrators experience what I call the "audit fire drill" when they hear they're about to undergo a security audit. Follow these strategies to eliminate some of the panic when preparing for an audit.
While everyone likes to feel special, we need to be more selective when it comes to data access. As we discussed last month, many users have privileges far beyond their business requirements and simply need to have their access reduced to more reasonable levels.
When it comes to security on IBM Power Servers running IBM i, a common challenge for many organizations is the number of users with too much power. These users can potentially circumvent application controls, override security restrictions for themselves and others, change critical server configuration settings, and even cover their tracks while they do it.
Ask any security professional which area of IBM i security is most often ignored and chances are that the unanimous response is a chorus of “the Integrated File System.” Although it’s been around since V3R1, the Integrated File System, or IFS, remains a shrouded mystery that represents significant risk to many IBM i organizations.
The internet has made our lives easier in so many ways, especially in the workplace. Most information you need can be found at the end of a few clicks. But when your daily tasks require information found online, even the simplest website actions—...
Read this article to learn what might be taking up valuable disk space in the IFS and what you can do to control it.
Don’t wait for a critical iSeries storage issue to catch you off-guard. Instead, follow these top three tips for using Robot Space to manage your disk space automatically.
You might think VIOS is set and forget, but it’s not. Luckily, VIOS includes a number of command line utilities to help you obtain performance-related information from your VIOS partitions.
VIOS is considered a standard in organizations running IBM i, AIX, and Linux workloads. But don’t put your business at risk by letting it run unchecked. Learn five areas you must be monitoring.
You’ve heard about IASP technology many times over the years, but you’ve been ignoring it, haven’t you? Steve Finnes confirms that it’s past time we “get to know it, understand it, and not be afraid of it.”
Virtual tape for IBM i is a powerful tool for enhancing storage systems, speeding up backup operations, and facilitating higher availability of data. Learn more here.
PCI DSS now includes requirements for strong encryption of cardholder data. Learn how key management is an essential element of preventing unauthorized data access.
Capacity planning is one of the most important things that a company will do, and yet there are still many companies that do it on the back of the envelope. Read this article and learn how to do it right.
Is MFA more secure than 2FA? Are the terms interchangeable? If not, what’s the difference between the two? Keep reading to get the facts.
One of the things that we take for granted on IBM i is the ability of this operating system to manage memory usage thanks to its virtual memory management—single-level storage, as we call it.
Read our top 10 automation use cases for the finance and accounting department and discover how an RPA solution can transform your business by streamlining your most repetitive processes.