CA Top Secret Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
 (4)
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Head of Enterprise Partnerships | Wealth & Investment Management at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

Authentication and authorization. It is a security manager, so it has to validate all accounts that use the mainframe. In terms of authorization, it controls what access those accounts have with the two resources on the mainframe. That's the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

By securing the mainframe platform and the data that's on it.

What needs improvement?

I've got about 20 or 30 items. I would like to see the ability to create a CFILE backup from a backup. A CFILE is a sequential version of what you've got on your database. If you do it against your live database, you impair performance. I... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Information Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 06 2018

What is most valuable?

We make use of almost all the features of Top Secret: * Authentication * Authorization checks * Reporting on violations * Audit reporting We have implemented two-factor authentication, which is a new piece of CA Top Secret. I think that those... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's an integral part of all of our mainframe security functions. It's the core of our mainframe security functions. It helps ensure that we are compliant with all of the various banking regulations, security regulations and requirements.

What needs improvement?

I almost don't have any specific issues with the product. Any problems that we do encounter are always quickly addressed by the CA Top Secret support folks. It would be helpful if they removed limitations on user record sizes.
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Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Director
Feb 06 2018

What do you think of CA Top Secret?

Primary Use Case To protect our assets from being accessed. First, that our employees do not have access to the data/information that is not valid for their positions. Second, to prevent illegal access to our systems. • Valuable Features All the features that we use are valuable. I cannot think of any special feature that is more valuable than other, especially as there are not many features that you can optionally use. • Room for Improvement The user interface. Sometimes, it is not simple to understand where a certain definition should be defined, and I go through a number of screens until I find where to do some of them. • Use of Solution More than five years. • Stability Issues No stability issues. • Scalability Issues No scalability issues. • Customer...
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Director at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

What do you think of CA Top Secret?

Valuable Features: The most valuable feature is ease of use. • Improvements to My Organization: This benefits our organization because it is an enterprise-wide solution. • Room for Improvement: I would like to see better reporting, more emphasis on audit reporting, and better scrubbing of the canned reports.  • Stability Issues: The tool is stable. • Scalability Issues: The solution scales easily. • Other Advice: When selecting a vendor, the most important thing is support. If you are looking for mainframe security, get this solution.

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What is CA Top Secret?

CA Top Secret for z/OS provides innovative, comprehensive security for your business transaction environments— including z/OS, UNIX and Linux on System z—helping you realize the reliability, scalability and cost-effectiveness of the mainframe. CA Top Secret provides an Advanced Authentication Mainframe feature, system entry validation, resource control, auditability, accountability, administrative control, and SAF compatibility. In conjunction with distributed security solutions from CA Technologies, CA Top Secret provides mobile-to-mainframe enterprise class security and compliance management.

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First Tennessee Bank

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