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Security on z/OS: Comprehensive, current, and flexible

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9 Author(s)
R. Guski ; IBM Server Group, 2455 South Road, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601, USA ; J. C. Dayka ; L. N. Distel ; W. B. Farrell
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In this paper, we summarize and explain the security functions available to a typical enterprise computing installation using the IBM z/OS™ operating system and Security Server. The discussion is at a high level, aimed at enterprise decision makers and application architects. The intent is to explain the comprehensive security componentry within z/OS and to show how these techniques and functions are exploited by modern distributed and Internet applications. Both z/OS and the IBM ⓔ® server zSeries™ product family have a rich heritage and significant presence in the evolving computing marketplace. Consequently, this discussion includes some computer security history and projections of the relevant future.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 3 )