IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - (Page 45)

Solutions What’s new in the marketplace Vanguard Configuration Manager Vanguard Integrity Professionals ccording to the company, Vanguard Configuration Manager significantly reduces the cost and time required to test mainframe systems to assess their accordance with the configuration control checklist for z/OS* systems in the National Checklist Program (NCP) of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Features include the capability to: ¡ Automatically test security configuration controls and verify that a mainframe system is in accordance with the NIST/DHS NCP z/OS checklist (“DISA STIG”) in just a few hours ¡ Easily move to continuous monitoring from periodic compliance reporting OS SUPPORT: z/OS version 1.10 or higher PRICE: Variable URL: A ZEN William Data Systems Z EN, a z/OS* networkmanagement suite, now features a unique, automatic SyslogD “system whistleblower” facility. This management suite: ¡ Captures, views and notifies any SyslogD events in real-time ¡ Alerts users to system events requiring urgent attention the moment they occur ¡ Presents multiple source information on a single, unified console screen ¡ Filters alerts enabling the most important to rise above background activity ¡ Communicates alerts to consoles plus smart phones, tablets and laptops ¡ Can automatically trigger further activity via powerful REXX-based automation facilities OS SUPPORT: All IBM-supported versions of z/OS* PRICE: Variable URL: CleverView for TCP/IP v8.2.1 AES C leverView for TCP/IP v8.2.1 now offers enhanced end-to-end (E2E) response times for TN3270 session and TN3270 interval System Management File (SMF) records expanding performance monitoring and service level reporting. Highlights of this version include: ¡ TN3270 E2E support that expands the existing application performance reporting provided by Round Trip Time reports for all TCP/IP transactions ¡ MXG support and built-in performance reports that allow CleverView for TCP/IP to produce ETE service level reports for multiarchitecture virtualized environments OS SUPPORT: z/OS* version 1.4 or higher, z/VM* and Linux* on System z* PRICE: Variable URL: M A RCH /A PR I L 2 011 45

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Predicting a Good Read
Dashboard: Charging Ahead
Data Display: Smarter Cities Large and Small
Think Smarter: Capture Insight From Real-Time Operational Data With Smart Analytics Systems
Insider: Agnostic Development Tools Support Mainframe-Centric Businesses
Trends: DataPower Support for zEnterprise Extends its Multiplatform Capabilities
Case Study: Citigroup tames its backup environment with dedicated mainframes.
Driving Outcomes: Successful companies fuel business with predictive analytics.
Hurdling Barriers to Success: IBM demonstrates Cognos BI on Systems z is less expensive than x86 deployments.
Tips and Techniques: Overcome Eight Key Service-Delivery Challenges and Reduce Costs
Advertisers’ Index
Stop Run: Bijan Davari Changed the Computer Chip®
Reference Point

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011