Mainframe Security

From financial institutions and insurance companies to telecommunication companies Security Officers are beginning to realize the need to test the security posture of their mainframe systems and the applications that run on them.

Global Digital Forensics team of experienced mainframe security experts can deliver a quality review and evaluation of your organizations mainframe security posture.  While many organizations have conducted penetration testing, security auditing and vulnerability assessments on their network assets, mainframes have been overlooked or believed inherently secure.

Global Digital Forensics offers security services to help organizations meet regulatory requirements and design methodologies to insure the security of their mainframes and the applications running on them.  Our dedicated team of professionals has conducted hundreds of assessments for companies all over the United States and Globally.

Our real world experience and proven methodologies ensure our clients get a quality deliverable, on time and within budget.  Our detailed reporting includes the outcome of a comprehensive review and audit as well as detailed remediation reports designed to help administrators actually implement the suggested changes. 

A full mainframe review includes, not only auditing reports, but a true attempt at compromising the system using a zero knowledge attack.  The outcome of this multi-layered approach to mainframe security means that an organization receives a realistic view from both an administration and policy perspective as well as from a perimeter security perspective.

GDF can conduct mainframe Security Audits and Assessment Services on many mainframe platforms utilizing a verity of third party tools including:

  • AS/400
  • OS/390
  • Z/OS
  • Stratus
  • Unisys
  • Tandem
  • Intel
  • ACF2/Top-Secret
  • RACF
  • Infogaurd
  • DB2
  • IMS
  • Unix Services
  • And More..

GDF Mainframe Security Assessments include:

  • Installation and configuration review of the overall system and security products
  • User, Group, Station and Application rights review
  • General Security Posture (Settings, Unused Accounts, Cross Departmental Rights, Etc.)
  • Penetration Test (What users inside and outside you network can possibly compromise)
  • Application Security Testing
  • Policy Review
  • Detailed Remediation Advice

GDF has many whitepapers, sample reports and detailed audit checklists that we are happy to share with the security community.  Please contact us for a free consultation so we can discuss how we can help you!


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