Release 7 also supports installation of the software in a customer Auxiliary Storage Pool (ASP) other than the default system ASP. For security reasons, several customers requested this improvement.
New tighter controls on which users can administer the software or just use the information from the software, such as auditors have been included.
iFileAudit works by using and interpreting file journals created and maintained by the IBM i/OS. If you are already journaling your file, iFileAudit will work with established journals. If not, iFileAudit will create the necessary journal objects when you register your file with the product. iFileAudit does not depend on file level triggers for normal activity tracking which improves application processing throughput.
iFileAudit continues its core objectives letting you track the following kinds of file changes:
- Track changes to a specific field on a specific record to review how the current field contents were entered.
- Track both manual field changes and changes to fields done by program calculations.
- Identify the user profile that was used to make each file, record and field change.
- Identify the program that was used to make each file, record and field change.
- Identify the location from which each file change was made. § Identify the job that made each file change.
iFileAudit includes interactive drill down reporting tools and customizable printed audit reports. Reports can run on a global or selected basis for each file being tracked.
This versatile package has numerous applications within an organization. It can be used to find the guilty party when unexpected or erroneous data shows up in applications. Or use it as an audit trail tool for HIPAA, SOX, PCI or other internal change management controls. iFileAudit can also be used by application developers or system administrators to understand how a server process affects a field value during its execution.
iFileAudit includes a browser interface for accessing and administering the product. Complete product specs and other information, including screen shots and support information, is available at www.kisco.com/ifa.
iFileAudit, is priced at $1,500.00 for any IBM i (Power IBM i, i5, iSeries or AS/400) computer. For companies with several systems, Kisco offers multiplelicense discounts. LPAR price is $2,550.00 which include permission for multiple partitions on a single serial number. iFileAudit can be run on any IBM i system running OS levels of 6.1 up through 7.4.