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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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.”

Automatic Tracking of IBM i PTF Activity and Status

Provides Unique Ability to Refer to Items in Complex Parameters (Qualifiers, Elements…)

Raz-Lee Security announced today that its recently released Change Tracker product now supports tracking IBM i PTFs installed on the system. Change Tracker enables IBM i (AS/400) companies to automatically and comprehensively track software modifications made in production libraries, at both the source and object levels.

With the increasing awareness of industry-wide regulations such as SOX, HIPAA and PCI, auditing and traceability have become issues of major importance. Change Tracker is dedicated to automatically monitoring and logging programs, files and other types of objects at both the source and object levels. Change Tracker requires no operator intervention, relies on the actual updates performed within a library, and is a “fool-proof” solution for tracking object changes without requiring any manual intervention.

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Why Insider Threats are so Dangerous and Prevalent

Disgruntled employees, recently fired or not given raises can do the biggest damage to the company. They know the organization from the inside and know exactly were the sensitive information is stored.

A case like that happened in Vodafone who has fired several staff in NSW for breaking into databases to steal customer information.

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