Mainframe Security | Networking
Like all other data center components, mainframe network security is imperative. Keeping secure communication ongoing while thwarting any potential threats should be a top priority.
Mainframe network security and communication is an extremely important part to any mainframe and data center security program. Securing the network connections and creating firewalls when needed is part of the challenge. Another big component of mainframe network security is securing and managing the mainframe TCP/IP. In fact, this alone could have made up an entire section of this mainframe security site.
These are the newest and most relevant mainframe network security articles available on the internet. When new information, articles or presentations are released, we'll be sure to post them here ASAP.
Mainframe Security: Securing TCP/IP
How TCP/IP works under z/OS, the potential security issues that arise and how to combat them are the focus here in this mainframe network security article. Securing your mainframe TCP/IP network should be right up there in your list of major mainframe security concerns. The possible reasons to attack this network and ways to start securing TCP/IP are listed quite concisely here.
Mainframe Security: Securing TCP/IP by Stu Henderson
Data Authenticity and Endpoint Security: Defending the Pervasively Connected Mainframe
This article explores cloud computing and the mainframe, the different types of clouds and all about man-in-the-middle attacks. Those in charge of mainframe network security must consider all of the potential threats arising from interaction between the different kinds of clouds and the mainframe. The possibility and likelihood of insider attacks should always be taken into consideration; hosting applications in any type of cloud and mainframe setup may lead to unique vulnerabilities that need to be addressed to reduce potential insider attacks.
Data Authenticity and Endpoint Security: Defending the Pervasively Connected Mainframe by Joe Sturonas & Jeff Cherrington
Mainframe Network Security: A Strategy for Evaluating Your Risks
SNA can be well secured with the proper knowledge; mainframe TCP/IP can be well secured with the proper knowledge. But what about SNA over TCP/IP, also known as Enterprise Extender or EE for short. Some knowledge of both is necessary to make sure you have your bases covered. This thorough article discusses a step by step approach for reviewing your mainframe network security needs in all 3 scenarios.
Mainframe Network Security: A Strategy for Evaluating Your Risks by Stu Henderson
zFirewall: Where, When, and How to Deploy
As the mainframe gets exposed as another server on the internet, many of the same security concerns that exist in the distributed realm become prevalent. Consideration of these concerns is necessary, but you need to use care to not overdo it. Implementation of z/Series tools has come a long way and can keep your mainframe network as safe as it’s always been, but don’t ignore the need.
zFirewall: Where, When, and How to Deploy by Peter Spera