Apr 8

Syncsort Launches Assure Security to Address Increasing Sophistication of Cyber Attacks

Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software, today announced Assure Security, combining access control, data privacy, compliance monitoring and risk assessment into a single product. Together, these capabilities help security officers, IBM i administrators and Db2 administrators address critical security challenges and comply with new regulations meant to safeguard and protect the privacy of data. 

There were 828 reported security incidents in 2018 resulting in the exposure of over 1.37 billion records of sensitive data, according to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a non-profit corporation with a mission to advocate for data privacy. As regulations to help protect consumer and business data become stricter and more numerous, organizations must build more robust data governance and security programs. They have scrambled to comply with GDPR and the New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity regulations and are now preparing for the GDPR-like California Consumer Privacy Act, which takes effect January 1, 2020.

“In a recent survey, Syncsort found security is the number one priority for IT pros with IBM i systems. Given the increasing sophistication of cyber attacks, it’s not surprising 41 percent of respondents reported that their company experienced a security breach and 20 percent more were unsure if they had been breached,” said David Hodgson, CPO, Syncsort. “Our new Assure Security product leverages our wealth of IBM i security technology and expertise to help organizations address their highest-priority challenges. This includes protecting against vulnerabilities introduced by new, open-source methods of connecting to IBM i systems, adopting new cloud services and complying with expanded government regulations.”

Assure Security brings together best-in-class IBM i security capabilities acquired by Syncsort into an all-in-one solution, with the flexibility for customers to license individual modules. Highlights of the new product include:

To learn more about the new Assure Security software, which will be available in May, view our webcast, "The New Assure Security: Complete IBM i Compliance and Security".