IBM Security zSecure Review
Generates reports and has a common interface for the security administrators.

Valuable Features

  • Restoring the deleted object functionality (RA.4 – Recreate user/grp/ds/RES)
  • The RACF database reporting feature: Is customizable through the CARLa programing language
  • Event reporting from SMF

Improvements to My Organization

The productivity and consistency in our organization has been improved by:

  • The ability to easily generate reports
  • A common interface for the security administrators

Room for Improvement

There should be more supplied reports and CARLa samples.

Use of Solution

I have used this tool for over ten years.

Stability Issues

There were no stability issues.

Scalability Issues

We did not experience any scalability issues.

Customer Service and Technical Support

I would give the technical support a rating of 9/10.

Initial Setup

The setup was relatively straightforward. It was basically a standard implementation and an intuitive setup process.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Be aware as IBM Security zSecure has separately licensed products such as:

  • Admin
  • Audit
  • Alert
  • Command Verifier
  • Visual
  • CICS Toolkit

Make sure you know what components you actually need.

Other Advice

Invest the time and effort necessary to educate users so they can get the full potential out of the product.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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