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And how does that product relate to System i Navigator and Systems Director?
Written by Robert Bestgen and Tim Rowe
Managing your IBM i has been a focus item of IBM's for the past few releases. Users want a consolidated, easy-to-use, modern interface for managing their system. With the release of the new IBM i 7.1 version of the operating system, the development team has continued this theme, adding a number of important enhancements to the systems management console.
Every day, millions of files are exchanged all over the world by corporations, government entities and other organizations. Most managed file transfers use the popular protocol known as FTP.
Few managers realize the security and management risks that have blossomed in their organization with the prevalent use of FTP.
This paper examines how FTP has become the standard for business-to-business file transfers. It identifies the key pitfalls that face management using this open protocol and how IT can begin the process of bringing the implementations of FTP into a more modern, secure framework.
Some changes have system administrators in mind; others benefit ISVs.
Written by Pat Botz Version 7.1 of the IBM i operating system introduces several not quite jaw-dropping but nonetheless useful security enhancements. ISVs will find certain enhancements particularly interesting, while others will be of greater interest to customer IT shops.
Bang, Bang, Bang. No, that's not an opening scene of a gangster movie. It's my head banging against the wall in frustration. Over what, you ask? The fact that, even though an organization clearly falls under some law or regulation (as in they store credit cards or retain healthcare information), some people in selected organizations don't think the laws and regulations apply to them. They're in total denial that they have compliance requirements that need to be addressed. How can this be? The PCI DSS, in particular, is pretty clear. If you store credit card data, you have compliance requirements. But rather than assigning the appropriate resources to get the issues addressed, this segment of the organization spends countless hours justifying why they don't have to comply Meanwhile, the rest of the organization goes about addressing the issues for which they're responsible. Why put so much energy into avoiding the work when it would be easier and take less time to address and resolve the issues? Can anyone help me understand this? My headache is rapidly turning into a migrane - bang, bang, bang....