• August 12, 2020

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BlueZone Web: Multi-factor authentication

With the COVID-19 pandemic remodelling the global IT workforce to a ‘work from home’ approach, CTO’s from all sectors are now asking questions about how secure their critical business applications actually are.  It’s no secret that major data breaches cost corporations millions of dollars and leaves them with a tarnished reputation. In 2018, the largest […]

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Using MFA with Zowe: How it Works

This article originally appeared on Medium.com A frequent Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe question is “Can it use MFA?” and more specifically “Can it work with MY MFA setup?”. It’s no surprise; every year another website I use makes the switch to a multi-factor-based login. By now it seems like more well-known companies use it than not. To answer […]

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The complexities of z/OSMF security set up for Zowe

IBM z/OS management facility (z/OSMF) provides system management functions in a task-oriented, web browser-based user interface with integrated user assistance. This allows you to manage the day-to-day operations and administration of your mainframe z/OS systems more easily. By streamlining some traditional tasks and automating others, z/OSMF can help to simplify areas of z/OS system management. […]

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Productive on Power Part Three: Modernizing Without Compromising Security

Welcome to the third and final part of our three-part “Productive on Power: Bringing the latest User Experiences to IBM i” blog series. These posts are covering modernization initiatives that are making users and customers more productive and more satisfied. We’re sharing cost-effective strategies to bring great experiences to your IBM i by: Modernizing the […]

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What happens when remote work becomes permanent?

As someone responsible for IT security, March 15 brought about a huge change in my department. With the pandemic closing offices and forcing people to stay home, I suddenly had to think about what it means to implement IT security for thousands of remote workers, instead of a handful of office spaces. And as uncertainty […]

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Introducing IBM Z MFA v2.1 and its z/VM support

Secure authentication to critical IT infrastructure is paramount. Multi factor authentication is a critical improvement over legacy userid and password technology. The introduction of the IBM Z Multi-Factor Authentication V2.1 product enables the IBM z/VM operating system to benefit from this security improvement.  With a larger remote workforce, it is paramount that all systems are […]

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Password Security: Single Factor, 2FA and Multi-Factor Authentication

On May 7, IT and technology businesses around the world celebrated World Password Day, a day meant to remind everyone of the importance of keeping personal and business data protected and secure. Unfortunately, surveys released on that day revealed that the changing dynamics of work—that is, the increase of remote workers—are putting password security in […]

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Adapting to the new normal: Remote work and the mainframe

Work from home has become an essential business proposition and it’s not just for today. It’s something that we’re going to live with for many years. As a result, we need to rethink how we’re connecting to the mainframe today. Accessing the mainframe First things first, a connection is necessary. Rocket BlueZone Web 3270 emulator. […]

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“Set it and forget it” should not be your approach to cybersecurity

As the world turns to remote working in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity is becoming a hot topic. Many businesses were forced to adapt quickly to remote work, without a security plan in place. Other businesses were already set up for remote work, but with an uncertain timeline, some aspects of cybersecurity may […]

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Rethinking the role of the IBM Z during the COVID-19 quarantine

The COVID-19 quarantine is changing a lot of our lives, including working from home 100% of the time. This makes it a great time to revisit how your business is using its IBM Z. There are some terrific capabilities that can dramatically improve your business’ responsiveness to problems. These include reacting to spikes in business […]