US car parts manufacturer’s suggestion to extend Authority on Demand functionality helps others too!

A very strategic US-based everything-you-need-for-your-car parts manufacturer trialed Authority on Demand in order to temporarily provide higher authorities to executing jobs and to enforce strict auditing reporting capabilities during the period when a job ran with higher authorities.

This company was all set to purchase AOD except that the product supported, as expected, providing higher authority to interactive jobs only. However, this particular company needed to provide temporary higher authorities to submitted jobs also which was not part of the product’s features!

Raz-Lee’s developers love challenges, so this company’s expectations are now a reality which benefits many AOD customers: batch jobs can also use Authority on Demand to temporarily add higher authorities to the currently running job, just like interactive users!

Contact marketing@razlee.com for more details.

Case Study: Industrial giant purchases Change Tracker following a 1-week Proof of Concept (POC)!

Raz-Lee’s Change Tracker product, which automatically tracks object and source changes made to production libraries, was recently presented to a publicly-traded household care products manufacturer and wholesaler.

Towards the end of a one-week POC, the company’s CFO and CIO received Change Tracker’s reports; they commented that after having invested in writing an in-house product without success, they were glad to see output which was exactly what the auditor’s requested!

These C-level execs, impressed by the minimal amount of product set up required, authorized the immediate purchase of Change Tracker for their numerous servers.

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Case Study: Insurance company satisfies auditor’s SOX demands with Audit & AP-Journal

A large insurance company’s external auditor declared Raz-Lee’s solution described below to be “bullet-proof and SOX-compliant”.

This company uses AP-Journal to easily create a daily report, automatically e-mailed to the auditors, of non-application programs (such as DFU) which changed business-critical production data! Obviously this report should always be empty… therefore any record appearing in this report must be investigated by internal auditors.

To do exactly this, Raz-Lee’s Audit product is used to ensure that the AP-Journal jobs are always up and running, and recording database changes. An additional benefit to auditors is that any changes made to product definitions are automatically alerted to them directly.

The sum total of capabilities described above answered auditor’s requests in these SOX-critical areas! Click here for more details about Raz-Lee’s SOX solutions.

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Case Study: Mortgage Bank realizes competitive advantage using AP-Journal

Most of us have taken out a home mortgage at least once and those who have, know that it’s impossible to keep track, over the 20 or 25 year lifespan of the mortgage, of all the changes made to the mortgage!

A leading mortgage bank used Raz-Lee Security’s AP-Journal product for application auditing and security, to position themselves as unique among their competitors by periodically providing customers with a “Mortgage Timeline Report”. This report concisely lists all changes made to the customer’s mortgage since its beginning, leading customers to much better understand their mortgage life-cycle.

The mortgage bank also uses AP-Journal together with HP’s ArcSight SIEM product to provide what their auditor’s say is a “built-proof” auditing solution for all database activities taking place on their IBM i. Using this functionality, the bank was able to cancel maintenance for the IBM i component of a competitive product.

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JELD-WEN Germany relies on iSecurity by Raz-Lee Security

Roedental, Germany 10 June 2013 – Raz-Lee Security Inc., a leading provider of IBM i security, auditing and compliance solutions, today announced that JELD-WEN Germany has purchased a number of iSecurity solutions by Raz-Lee Security.

JELD-WEN Germany is a part of the global JELD-WEN group of companies, a leading interior door manufacturer. William Stamp, responsible for security and compliance at JELD-WEN Germany, chose to work with iSecurity after checking numerous alternative solutions.

JELD-WEN began working with iSecurity in October 2012 with the use of Firewall for logging and controlling access to the central IBM i system. Firewall was installed quickly and was productive in the context of further customer demands, so the interest in the product grew over time.

In November 2012 they began implementing iSecurity Authority on Demand in order to check the specific eligibility requirements of corporate employees. They installed Change Tracker to audit and report on changes of objects in production libraries, in particular for their internal Change Gear solution in order to synchronize their internal ticketing system for application development. It was extremely relevant important to JELD-WEN that Change Tracker can record and audit 100% of the object changes made. Moreover, these changes are added to Change Gear ticket numbers. Thus, a completely auditable change management chain is ensured.

In March 2013, JELD-WEN continued with the successful implementation of the above-mentioned iSecurity modules and installed Audit and Visualizer Business Intelligence (BI) to cover additional requirements in the area of compliance reporting. In parallel, JELD-WEN’s sister company implemented the iSecurity solutions at their Sweden facility.

JELD-WEN Germany

JELD-WEN Germany is a leading supplier of interior door solutions. They have two production sites in Mittweida and Oettingen and distribution sites in Hamburg and Gütersloh where a wide range of doors and door frames are manufactured using the latest technologies and nearly 900 highly motivated employees.

Raz-Lee Security GmbH and iSecurity

Raz-Lee Security is a leading international provider of security, auditing and compliance (SOX, PCI, HIPAA, etc.) solutions for the IBM i. Raz-Lee’s customers include companies of all sizes, from SMBs to enterprises with hundreds of systems across all vertical markets and industries. Financial institutions such as banks and insurance companies are represented especially wide among the Raz-Lee customers.

For more information, please contact:
Robert Engel
Raz-Lee Security GmbH
Schulstr. 32-96472 Roedental
Phone: +49 9563 7406-31 E-mail robert.engel@razlee.de

$200 Discount on RPG & DB2 Summit Event, Oct. 23-25 in Minneapolis!

Raz-Lee Security will be exhibiting and promoting our new and unique DB-Gate product for direct IBM i (AS/400) client-only access to non-DB2 databases at the RPG & DB2 Summit Event.

If you plan on attending this conference you can receive a $200 discount off the standard registration price by registering at https://register.systemideveloper.com/systemi/ , clicking Continue, and then entering RAZLEEF12 in the Promotion Code field!

Note that the discount can be used with Standard registration rates, including Standard Alumni rates (for those who have been to a Summit in the past) but cannot be combined with other discounted pricing, such as early registration or group rates.

If you are planning to go to Minneapolis, please let us know so that we can arrange to meet!

 

Effortless User Password Resetting on IBM i

Raz-Lee’s Password Reset Product Enhances & Streamlines Password Authentication

Raz-Lee Security announced today the immediate availability of Password Reset, a user password self -authentication product which enables IBM i (AS/400) based companies to provide their users with a quick, reliable and easy-to-use process for resetting their passwords.

As security and compliance become ever-increasing issues which companies are required to deal with, the importance of protecting and coordinating user passwords becomes that much more central to the on-going functioning of these organizations. With this in mind, Password Reset is designed to allow users to control the resetting of their own passwords, while at the same time offloading a task which is both time consuming and is a potential security breach, from Help Desk personnel and system administrators.

By authenticating users via a simple e-mail based process using personal questions whose answers are known only to the users, Password Reset will become a mainstay in all organizations, especially those with many tens of users at the least.

Shmuel Zailer, CEO and CTO at Raz-Lee Security stated: “This new product, requested by many of our current iSecurity customers, is the perfect solution for cost-sensitive organizations to save money while at the same time providing increased benefit and security to their user community, by streamlining user password procedures to the benefit of all.”