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External Security Managers for IBM z/OS: Perspective

Published: 13 May 2003

ID: G00113843

Analyst(s): Ant Allan


Three commercial external security managers provide access-control services for IBM's z/OS operating system, but their different approaches can yield different benefits and may also pose different problems.

Table Of Contents
  • Technology Basics
    • Two Vendors, Three Choices
    • Core Security Capabilities of a COTS OS
    • Identification and Authentication
    • Resource Access Control
    • Auditing
    • Security Management
    • Additional Security Capabilities
  • Technology Analysis
    • Business Use
    • Benefits and Risks
    • Selection Guidelines
  • Technology Leaders
  • Technology Alternatives
  • Insight

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