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Automatic Tracking of IBM i PTF Activity and Status



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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.


Change Tracker for IBM i PTFs incorporates a real-time tracking component which automatically tracks PTF Apply and Remove activity including all objects comprising the PTF. In addition, it records the current status of each PTF in the system.


The information collected by the product relates to the transaction (what, when, by who), the PTF itself (PTF ID, Licensed product, Release level) and the objects installed by the PTF (name, type, modules). All data can easily be classified into site-specific Projects such as "Upgrading to TR5". Besides interactive interrogation, the product incorporates many built-in yet customizable reports as well as an internal report generator which enables standard reporting as well as e-mailed HTML, PDF and CSV output.


Multi-LPAR / Multi-Site organizations can produce organization-wide reporting with the addition of the Central Administration product.


Shmuel Zailer, CEO and CTO at Raz-Lee Security stated: "PTFs are changes to the most important production library – the operating system itself. PTFs can be applied temporarily and then removed, so it is extremely important to be able to know the status of a PTF at a certain time. With the addition of support for tracking IBM i PTFs, Change Tracker can be used by system administrators and IT management to audit the status of PTFs."

About Raz-Lee Security Inc. and iSecurity

Raz-Lee Security is a leading international provider of security, auditing and compliance (SOX, PCI, HIPAA, etc.) solutions for the IBM i. Raz-Lee's customers include companies of all sizes, from SMBs to enterprises with hundreds of systems in all vertical markets and industries. Financial institutions such as banks and insurance companies are especially well represented amongst Raz-Lee's clientele.


For further information please contact:

Eli Spitz
Vice President, Business Development
Raz-Lee Security Inc.
l. (US): 1-888-729-5334

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Raz-Lee Security, with headquarters in Nanuet, New York, is a leading security solution provider for IBM's Power i (AS/400) computers. Drawing upon its 26 years of expertise in the Power i performance and optimization market, the company designs, develops, and markets a comprehensive suite of advanced security software solutions—iSecurity.

Raz-Lee's iSecurity product suite is field-proven and features three product sets: the Prevention pack, a complete security solution covering network access, user/password management, anti-virus protection, detection of harmful events, protection of workstations and more; the Compliance pack, which comprises auditing and compliance solutions, providing automatic reporting security related information; and the Application Security suite, which provides information on all changes in business-critical data using real-time alerts and timeline reports.

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