Vanguard Advisor™

for RACF, ACF2 & Top Secret

Vanguard Advisor for RACF, ACF2 and Top Secret provides complete collection and reporting of system events as active alerts are sent Security Operations Center connecting with industry recognized SIEM’s.

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Delivers expert-level vulnerability assessments of z/OS Security Server configuration controls and settings with the ability to produce audit results in minutes.

Automates review of current z/OS Security Server configurations against prevailing standards to include DISA STIG, NIST and DB2 hardening standards and Vanguard Best Practices dramatically reducing personal cost and time to verify compliance.

Provides continuous monitoring of security controls with an automated process to compare your current z/OS Security Server configuration controls against the previously established baseline.

An easy-to-use toolkit that provides Authentication, Authorization and Accounting for enterprises extending security database to their applications.

Performs millions of critical compliance checks to guarantee adherence to Vanguard and IBM z/OS Security Server and RACF best practices

A simulation-testing application that allows security administrators to test and evaluate the impact of new RACF commands before implemented in a production environment.

Dramatically reduces security risks and improves regulation compliance, minimizing the need for expensive remediation, while increasing staff productivity

Vanguard Advisor is a customizable event-driven engine providing notifications and real-time reporting on security events and changes to security sub-systems.

  • Can your Security and Reporting Analysis solution be used to diagnose security events, notify your team of intrusions and be sent to the SIEM of choice?
  • Eliminate the need for your team to learn complex reporting languages and invest in multiple SIEM connectivity software products.
  • Your team can leverage pre-defined, customizable reports and generate their own reports to locate and analyze security breaches on RACF, ACF2 and soon Top Secret.



  • Multiple data input sources allow flexibility in creating standard or customized reports for all External Security Managers.
  • Real-Time Notification sent to the Security Operations Center provides immediate notification of host-based intrusions and changes to the environment that could indicate internal or external security changes that require security personnel to investigate.
  • Customized reports can be created without having programming experience.
  • Summary reporting can be used to quickly identify suspicious activity during normal security monitoring or during security remediation such as excessive access to sensitive resources.
  • Batch and online reporting allow extensive sorting and masking criteria specification for more customized standard, special or customized reports, plus SIEM connectivity at no additional investment.



Features: for RACF, ACF2 and Top Secret

  • Provides powerful system event reporting and data mining capabilities.
  • Advisor’s active alerts provides immediate notification of security events or combinations of events.
  • Automates removal of operations attributes.
  • Automates remediation of warning on profiles.
  • Advisor has the ability to reconstruct any or all z/OS Security Server commands issued on the system.
  • Advisor addresses PCI DSS 5.2, 7.3, 8.2, 8.7, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6.