New Software for System Dump and Log Anonymization Allows z/OS Mainframe Users to Plug Critical Security Leak

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SF-SafeDump by to Launch on April 12 with a Free Webinar hosted at IBM Systems Magazine announced today that it will release its unique and patented system dump and log anonymization solution SF-SafeDump for z/OS mainframes in the U.S. on April 12, 2016. SF-SafeDump’s U.S. premiere will coincide with a free webinar hosted at IBM Systems Magazine on April 12, 2016, at 10 a.m. PT / Noon CT / 1 p.m. ET.

Whenever systems or applications run into problems, they create system dumps and logs. Exchanging these dumps and logs with software vendors has been standard practice for decades—but is it safe? "Far from being a harmless collection of technical data, dumps and logs frequently contain sensitive company and client data, sometimes even the entire contents of a computer's main memory," says Stephen Fedtke, CTO of

“The world's most important business transactions run on IBM’s System z, and hackers and saboteurs around the world would just love to get their hands on a core system dump coming from a large bank, health insurance or tech company, or even from the IRS or DOD," says Mr. Fedtke. "One dump in the wrong hands is enough to expose your company or even your country to significant IT risks."

To address these risks, rolled out the Integrity 2.0 Initiative for System z at the beginning of this year. SF-SafeDump, the latest release, allows mainframe users to easily and effectively anonymize their system dumps and logs before sending them out. It currently supports IBM’s z/OS mainframe platform, with support for other leading operating systems to be added in the near future. SF-Sherlock, the company's flagship protection software, is also part of Integrity 2.0.

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System z, and z/OS are trademarks of IBM Inc.


If you would like more information about this topic, please call Dr. Stephen Fedtke at ++41-(0)41-710-4005, or email stfedtke(at)enterprise-it-security(dot)com.

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