LAS VEGAS – October 27, 2009 – Vanguard Integrity Professionals, the leading provider of enterprise security software for mainframes, today announced that four of the top five general merchandisers in the 2009 Fortune 500 list* now use Vanguard Security Software. These leading retailers are partnering with Vanguard to increase the protection of their mainframe applications and data and ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), PCI Data Security Standard and other regulatory requirements.
“Most large enterprises today rely on mainframes to process and store their mission critical data, and mainframes are just as interconnected with the Internet as any other system,” said Chris Christiansen program vice president of Security Products & Services at IDC, a global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the IT market. “Today’s enterprises need to deploy increased security protection since mission critical mainframe data is increasingly targeted for specific attack by outside parties and subject to exploitation by insiders.”
Vanguard software enables large enterprises with mainframe systems to enforce and automate security controls, secure critical data and applications, reduce administration and remediation costs, and ensure compliance with regulations. “The fact that four of the five top retailers are partnering with Vanguard to protect their mainframe data is further proof of how leading companies rely on Vanguard Security Solutions,” said Brian Marshall, director of product development and delivery at Vanguard.
Vanguard Security Solutions, the industry’s most comprehensive and effective security management solution for mainframe systems, enable companies to improve security protection and automate the processes of their IBM z/OS Security Server systems. Vanguard delivers an integrated software suite that streamlines and improves security administration, monitoring, event detection, system integrity verification, risk identification and threat analysis.
“The widespread adoption of TCP/IP early in this decade created game changing threats: security on the mainframe must be enhanced to counter them,” Marshall continued. “Although top retailers realize their exposure and have already implemented controls, including Vanguard’s solutions to increase security, many mainframe users have not yet taken adequate measures to prevent security breaches.”
About Vanguard Integrity Professionals
Vanguard Integrity Professionals provides enterprise security software and services that solve complex security and regulatory compliance challenges for government agencies and corporations around the world. With solutions for Audit and Compliance, Security Administration, Intrusion Detection and Identity and Access Management, Vanguard automates processes necessary to identify and mitigate the risks customers face. Vanguard’s customers receive a rapid return on investment and are able to focus on other critical business needs thereby becoming more productive and more secure. For more information, visit www.go2vanguard.com.
*For security reasons, the customers may not be disclosed publicly. For more information about these users of Vanguard solutions, contact Kathryn Hall at (702)794-0014.