HOUSTON, July 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BMC, a global leader in IT solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, today announced new capabilities for the BMC AMI Security solution to automatically protect, detect, and respond to threats on the mainframe. BMC AMI Security shares mainframe security events with enterprise security information and event management systems (SIEM) in real-time, providing actionable insights for incident responders.
Autonomous Digital Enterprises today amass and use data from across the enterprise, including the mainframe, for optimal operations and a transcendent customer experience. The mainframe is very securable, but zero-day threats, configuration weaknesses, and modern threats like ransomware present risks to the sensitive data that live on mainframes.
Securing the mainframe requires skills that are in short supply. So, BMC AMI Security comes with years of experience with intelligence and automated security processes built-in to defend mainframes and surface findings that are actionable for incident responders, making both security and operations teams more efficient.
With the BMC AMI Security solution, organizations can:
Enterprises are realizing the value of moving from Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) to Extended Detection and Response (XDR) tools. Data correlation and centralization, in particular, help to surface data relevant to detection.
"Centralization and normalization of data also helps improve detection by combining softer signals from more components to detect events that might otherwise be ignored," according to Gartner.*
"As an enterprise system storing some of an organization's most sensitive data, the mainframe is a target for attackers. If not properly secured, the mainframe can be compromised in minutes," said John McKenny, Senior Vice President of ZSolutions Strategy and Innovation at BMC. "BMC AMI Security is the virtual, always-on security expert for the mainframe that enterprises need. Its ability to adapt to threats and help enterprises include the mainframe into their XDR strategy solves a potentially large gap in protecting sensitive data within every Autonomous Digital Enterprise."
BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) helps businesses automatically manage, diagnose, heal, and optimize the mainframe. Built for intelligent automation, BMC AMI makes the mainframe smarter using artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, predictive analytics, correlation, and pattern analysis. These capabilities align with customers' evolving needs and embrace intelligent, tech-enabled systems across every facet of the business. Enhancements to database, performance, and optimization solutions are also planned.
Innovation is being delivered throughout the BMC portfolio with security and usability enhancements now available for the MainView Systems management products in our July quarterly release. The MainView products now include more data, metrics, and real-time visibility than ever before. Compuware, a BMC company, also recently announced mainframe DevOps integrations that enable test data setup to be directly embedded into automated testing, further ensuring test data consistency, accuracy, and security for Autonomous Digital Enterprises.
*Smarter With Gartner, Gartner Top 9 Security and Risk Trends for 2020, June 22, 2020, https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/gartner-top-9-security-and-risk-trends-for-2020/
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