What is most valuable?
- Perfectly integrated with the z/OS operating system and all the other products in the IBM z/OS family.
- Product updates are automatic and are released by IBM in conjunction with the z/OS upgrades.
- The organizational process of the access rights management is very simple and reliable.
- We can affirm that only authorized users gain access to protected resources.
How has it helped my organization?
It's very difficult for me to describe a concrete example. However, since we have been using RACF, our access permissions structure is much better organized and explained. We now have a one-to-one correspondence between a resource and access rights of that resource.
What needs improvement?
I would like the generation of RACF on-screen listings and reports to be more flexible. We security administrators often have to act quickly. Certain information should be available as quickly as possible.
For how long have I used the solution?
I have been using it since May, 2015.
How are customer service and technical support?
I would give technical support a rating of 4/5.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
Before May 2015, my company was using CA Top Secret, the most relevant competitor to IBM RACF in the mainframe security administration.
CA Top Secret is also a good product, but my company has preferred IBM RACF for the valuable features.
How was the initial setup?
In our case, the initial configuration was not easy because we performed a conversion from CA Top Secret to IBM RACF. But with our strong will, we have succeeded.