Vanguard Introduces Vanguard Cleanup to Increase Security Controls, Streamline Audit Processes for System z, RACF

New Application Automatically Monitors, Reports, Removes Unused RACF Profiles

06 Mar, 2013, 08:02 ET from Vanguard Integrity Professionals

LAS VEGAS, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard Integrity Professionals, the experts on information security for System z®, today announced the immediate availability of Vanguard Cleanup™, a new application designed to improve enterprise security and streamline audit and compliance requirements. Vanguard Cleanup automatically monitors IBM RACF databases, identifies and reports on unreferenced, unused and duplicate RACF entities, and generates commands to delete unwanted user, group, connect, permit, dataset and general resource profiles.

"Organizations often have tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of unused RACF dataset and general resource profiles that create significant security risks and audit challenges," said Brian Marshall, vice president of research and development at Vanguard. "Vanguard Cleanup makes it easy to automatically identify and remove these unused entities to improve enterprise security and compliance."

Vanguard Cleanup runs in the background over a period of time specified by the security administrator, usually 12 to 18 months, then automatically reports on RACF profiles that have not been accessed and generates the commands needed to delete unwanted profiles. The software can be installed and deployed in less than a day and can automatically restore any profiles deleted inadvertently. Vanguard Cleanup produces a wide range of usage reports, including: history collection detail, days unreferenced dataset or resource profiles, and unreferenced groups, group access permissions, user IDs and connects.

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About Vanguard Integrity Professionals
Vanguard Integrity Professionals, an IBM Business Partner, provides enterprise security software and services that solve complex security and regulatory compliance challenges and deliver a rapid return on investment. With automated solutions for Audit and Compliance, Operational Security and Intrusion Management, Vanguard enables government agencies and corporations around the world to ensure continuous monitoring of System z, safeguard cloud computing secure domains, and protect critical data and applications from cybersecurity threats. Vanguard provides 24/7/365 live customer support from the United States. Support is also provided locally in other countries.

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