PETERBOROUGH, England, October 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
New tool enables organisations to achieve higher levels of compliance when conforming to global regulatory requirements
Halcyon Software, a global leader in multi-platform systems management software, today announced the immediate availability of Exit Point Manager, a rule-based security solution for users of IBM i on IBM Power Systems servers. This new tool expands Halcyon Software's portfolio of security solutions and enables organisations to achieve higher levels of compliance when conforming to global regulatory requirements.
According to Carole Chandler, Sales and Marketing Director of Halcyon Software, "Exit Point Manager has been developed from the user perspective and provides a practical solution by offering an additional layer of protection on top of native IBM i security. This is not simply a 'check the box' compliance solution and meets user requirements for easy to deploy, transparent security that does not impact on daily operations. It provides a valuable layer of added protection while enabling users to continue working without unnecessary and frustrating interruptions."
Halcyon Software's new security tool protects the main Exit Points on IBM i platforms and uses a flexible range of criteria to determine system access including users, IP address, date, time and other datasets. It logs all activity and provides a complete audit trail enabling organisations to demonstrate compliance with corporate and regulatory security policies.
"Exit Point Manager enables the adoption of 'best practice' system-wide security policies to protect the business as systems are increasingly required to interface with the outside world and accessed by users from different locations using a variety of mobile devices including laptops, tablets and smartphones," continued Chandler. "It blocks unauthorised access and protects against actions such as the copying and deletion of confidential data files."
Halcyon Software's new security tool includes a range of templates that can be used by organisations to speed up deployment.
Exit Point Manager integrates with Halcyon Software's monitoring and automation suites and adds to the company's portfolio of security solutions, including Authority Swapper, Audit Journal Manager and Password Reset Manager. They enable organisations to maintain compliance through continuous system monitoring and management.
To learn more about Exit Point Manager, visit http://www.halcyonsoftware.com/epm
About Halcyon Software
Halcyon Software is a global leader in multi-platform systems management solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of monitoring critical business systems, core applications and processes. They help companies prevent business disruption, increase the efficiency of their IT services and save costs. In most cases, Halcyon's solutions increase IT efficiency by 30 - 40 percent, delivering significant savings and a rapid return on investment - often in less than six months.
Halcyon achieves this in three ways:
Monitoring: Halcyon's monitoring software keeps a vigilant watch on the most critical IT systems and core applications on which business depends. IT administrators receive early warnings of any potential problems or 'bottlenecks' before they affect the organisation.
Automating: Halcyon enables IT teams to set up 'self-corrective actions' to issues or problems to ensure that they never impact the business again. IT teams can also automate regular tasks, checks or jobs which would normally be undertaken manually. This frees up valuable resources, saves costs and helps to eliminate human error.
Reporting: Halcyon's cloud-based reporting solution proves to management that the IT team is achieving the service levels demanded by the business or flags any issues so they can be quickly resolved.
Halcyon's products support IBM Power Systems servers running IBM i, AIX, Linux and Windows. With regional offices in the UK, United States and Australia, Halcyon also has a network of partners and distributors supporting territories world-wide. For further information, please visit http://www.halcyonsoftware.com
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Carole Chandler, Halcyon Software, Tel: +44(0)1733-234995, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Jennings, PJMC Limited, Tel: +44(0)1926-312886, Email: email@example.com
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