SDS to offer FIM+ for z/OS as File Integrity Monitoring Solution for Mainframe

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Through agreement to distribute SDS FIM+ for z/OS, SDS reinforces its reputation as a leading provider of Enterprise Security Solutions, especially for IBM® z/OS®.

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“Preventing a successful attack has become more challenging...” said SDS VP, Jim Lampi. “FIM+ for z/OS is a great product that will help protect the mainframe and exceed compliance requirements in 2018 and beyond."

Software Diversified Services™ (SDS) is pleased to announce its partnership agreement with MainTegrity to distribute SDS FIM+ for z/OS, a new File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) solution for the IBM® mainframe. While verifying data integrity on the mainframe, FIM+ for z/OS offers organizations more oversight with on demand audits and an added, critical layer of protection against harmful breaches and malicious attacks.

“Preventing a successful attack has become more challenging on every platform, including the mainframe,” said SDS VP, Jim Lampi. “Also, compliance regulations are becoming increasingly onerous every year. FIM+ is compliant and surpasses standards at PCI DSS, HIPAA, FISMA, and many others. We are very excited about this solution. FIM+ for z/OS is a great product that will help protect the mainframe and exceed compliance requirements in 2018 and beyond.”

FIM has existed on other platforms for some time but the mainframe has been left unprotected in this area. Now all platforms are required to have a mechanism in place to detect any change to all data and software files. A changelog and reviews are no longer sufficient. Currently, the PCI DSS v3.2 Requirement 11.5 requires a FIM solution in place to actively monitor for changes, which is the core competency of FIM+ for z/OS. This product is highly compatible with other mainframe tools and can be utilized for continuous monitoring and detection, as a supplement to existing network monitoring efforts, and for on demand audits.

“Partnering with SDS means FIM+ will now be available to many more customers that need this service,” explained MainTegrity’s president Al Saurette. “We set out to create an outstanding IT security solution that will enhance an organization’s existing security while making compliance easier. We believe FIM+ now meets all current and future regulatory standards and is the perfect solution for many customers.”

About Software Diversified Services™:
Founded in 1982, Software Diversified Services (SDS) is a Minnesota-based company that provides business software solutions to hundreds of organizations worldwide, including many Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies. Current SDS customers represent a wide range of industries, including banking, finance, insurance, retail, and government. SDS has an impressive reputation within the mainframe industry and is noted for its industry-leading software, documentation and technical support. For additional product information, please visit the SDS FIM+ for z/OS webpage.

About MainTegrity:
MainTegrity Inc’s software product, FIM+, is focused exclusively on improving IT Security by identifying and reporting both malicious attacks and accidental changes. Initially available on IBM mainframes, FIM+ ensures strict compliance data security standards required by PCI, FISMA, HIPAA, NIST, PIPEDA and numerous others. FIM+ provides a new level of tamper resistance as well as improving methods for keeping multiple systems in sync.

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