Shield Product Announcement - EM4i

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Shield Advanced Solutions Ltd, leading providers of High Availability Software for IBM i today announced their new solution EM4i.

EM4i is an Enterprise Monitoring Solution for the IBM i platform, that allows Message Queue and Job Logs to be monitored for messages via Email, SMS Text, or Pushover Notifications. Ensure critical messages are not missed, without the need for your operations team to sign onto the system to respond to messages. EM4i complements Shield’s existing product range and adds to keeping your system highly available.

As with all Shield solutions EM4i is simple to configure and manage. Once set up your operations team can immediate begin monitoring remotely, ensuring no messages that require attention are missed. Security is maintained for your IBM i system through one way communication with the external web server, no inbound communication is required to your IBM i. The product also supports encrypted communications to the web server should it be required.

Provided as a Software as a service, with a monthly subscription model based on install instance. No annual maintenance or upfront capital costs to manage.

Benefits of using EM4i

  • Simplified message distribution
  • Improved response management
  • SMS, Email and Pushover notification capabilities
  • External management of message responses
  • Only outbound requests to the web
  • Secure Connectivity
  • Context sensitive help
  • Software as a Service

EM4i is available for IBM I OS Version 7 Release 1 and up.

Says Director Chris Hird, “Being able to monitor a message queue for messages and respond to them is provided as part of the operating system, EM4i takes this to the next level by allowing a remote employee to receive notifications about messages, and if necessary, send a response to the message.”

EM4i is already proving popular with Shield’s existing customer-base. To find out more or request a demo, visit

Shield Advanced Solutions has been providing High Availability solutions for the IBM I and its predecessors, (AS/400, iSeries, i5, and Systemi) for more than 20 years. shield is renowned for their high-quality service support, and less complex enterprise-level solutions at SMB prices.

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Shield has been providing products and services for the IBM i and all of its predecessors such as AS/400, I5 and System I for over 20 years. The products we have developed for the High Availability and Disaster Recovery market are based on years of experience implementing other company solutions and incorporates feedback from existing clients. This has enabled us to bring to market a suite of products designed to meet the most demanding IBM I environments around the world. Our current clients confirm we put them first. Shield provides support that goes above and beyond our stated service level and we deliver products with features that are only found in products costing a great deal more. Our products encompass the latest technology available from IBM for IBM I and continue to improve as they release new enhancements.

To find out more about Shield Advanced Solutions Ltd and its products see their listings in the MC Showcase Buyer's Guide.

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