Vanguard Provides Day One Support for IBM z/OS 1.13

Ensures Enhanced Security, Data Protection for IBM System z Customers

Sep 30, 2011, 14:29 ET from Vanguard Integrity Professionals

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard Integrity Professionals, the experts on information security for System z®, today announced it provides day one support for IBM z/OS Version 1 Release 13, which is scheduled for release today. As an IBM business partner, Vanguard actively participates in early support and test programs for all new IBM releases. Vanguard is dedicated to providing enterprise security software and services for the modern mainframe that help organizations continuously monitor z/OS systems, safeguard secure domains within data centers and the cloud, and protect critical data and applications from cybersecurity threats.

Today's mainframe, which continues to be the primary platform in large data centers, is the original cloud computing platform and is used to host many high volume, web-based applications and services. Vanguard provides the expertise and technologies to enable organizations to automate routine security administration, and deliver high levels of security and compliance while maintaining peak performance and system availability.

"Many IBM System z customers depend on Vanguard to secure their critical data and applications," said Steven Ringelberg, chief operating officer at Vanguard. "As organizations deploy 1.13, they want to know that they have the most current security capabilities for the new z/OS release. At Vanguard, we anticipate these demands and are committed to delivering day one support for every new z/OS and RACF release."

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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 z/OS systems, safeguard cloud computing secure domains, and protect critical data and applications from cybersecurity threats. Vanguard provides live, 24/7/365, customer support from the United States.

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