How to use zERT to Improve Mainframe Security and Encryption

With the intense focus on securing customer data in today’s enterprises, one of the most challenging jobs has to be that of the mainframe security team and network administrators who are responsible for ensuring that all data being transmitted (especially outside the data center) is encrypted as prescribed by corporate security standards.

IBM’s introduction of z/OS Encryption Readiness Technology is a game-changing advance for these administrators.

This article provides a great introduction to this valuable new data source and suggests some approaches to increase the benefit you can derive from this data.

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This document is reprinted with permission from Watson and Walker. It originally appeared in Cheryl Watson’s Tuning Letter 2019 No. 4.

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