Four of Top Five Fortune 500 Commercial Banks Protect Critical Data with Vanguard Security Solutions

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Four of the top five commercial banks on the 2010 Fortune 500 list now use Vanguard Security Solutions software. These leading commercial banks have deployed software solutions from Vanguard to protect their mission critical mainframe data and applications, streamline security administration, automate audits and ensure compliance with regulations.

Vanguard Integrity Professionals, the leading provider of enterprise security software for mainframes, today announced that four of the top five commercial banks on the 2010 Fortune 500 list now use Vanguard Security Solutions software. These leading commercial banks have deployed software solutions from Vanguard’s Security Management and Audit and Compliance Solutions to protect their mission critical mainframe data and applications, streamline security administration, automate audits and ensure compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), Graham Leach Bliley (GLB) and the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.

“Mainframe systems are increasingly vulnerable to attack, security breaches and unauthorized changes due to the increasing number of internal and external users with access to mainframe data and applications over corporate networks and the Internet,” said Keegan O’Neill, director of research and development at Vanguard. “Although these leading commercial banks understand their exposure and rely on Vanguard security software to protect mission critical assets and reduce risk, many other organizations have not yet implemented the controls necessary to prevent mainframe security breaches.”

Vanguard provides organizations with the industry’s most comprehensive and effective mainframe security management software to help ensure that critical corporate data is accurate and provides more reliable business intelligence. With Vanguard Security Solutions software, enterprises realize a rapid return on investment, increased productivity of security personnel, better overall security of mission critical assets, and more accurate data to make superior business decisions.

According to Gartner, “The IBM z/OS mainframe continues to be an important platform for many enterprises, hosting about 90% of their mission-critical applications. Enterprises may not take the same steps to address configuration errors and poor identity and entitlements administration on the mainframe as they do on other OSs. Thus, the incidence of high-risk vulnerabilities is astonishingly high, and enterprises often lack formal programs to identify and remediate these.” Gartner Research Note G00172909. Gartner recommends that companies “Evaluate mainframe-specific intelligence tools for auditing, monitoring and reporting,” and suggests that “…audit tools can greatly reduce the time needed for audits and improve the quality of the audits.”

Vanguard software enables large enterprises with mainframe systems to enforce and automate security controls, secure critical data and applications, reduce administration and remediation costs, and ensure compliance with regulations.

  •     Vanguard Security Management Solutions, provide the most comprehensive and effective security management capabilities for the enterprise mainframe environment to strengthen and automate mainframe security, minimize time spent performing routine operations, and improve security staff productivity. The solutions include powerful tools that enable IT security teams to capture higher volumes of important data with greater ease, more accurately and with fewer personnel than they can using less functional native RACF® systems.
  •     Vanguard Audit and Compliance Solutions improve security and compliance while reducing an enterprise’s audit and compliance burden and increasing employee productivity. The solutions automate many manual audit processes, such as extracting required information from RACF databases, and enable IT personnel and auditors to set, adjust and continually monitor specific security policies to ensure they are compliant with internal and regulatory requirements.

About Vanguard Integrity Professionals
Vanguard Integrity Professionals provides enterprise security software and services that solve complex security and regulatory compliance challenges for government agencies and corporations around the world. With solutions for Audit and Compliance, Security Management, Intrusion Detection and Identity and Access Management, Vanguard automates processes necessary to identify and mitigate the risks customers face. Vanguard's customers receive a rapid return on investment and are able to focus on other critical business needs thereby becoming more productive and secure. For more information, visit http://www.go2vanguard.com.

*For reasons of security, the banking customers may not be identified. Contact Roxane Rosberg at (702) 794-0014 for more information.

IBM and RACF are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States and other countries. Any other marks belong to their respective owners.

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