Vanguard Configuration Manager™

Vanguard Configuration Manager 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 personnel cost and time to verify compliance.

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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.

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.

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

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Vanguard Configuration Manager automates DISA STIG assessments and dramatically reduces costs and time to verify compliance.

  • Do you have a method to review z/OS Security Server configurations against prevailing industry security standards?
  • Do you have in-house experts knowledgeable on all the latest published standards with the ability to complete checks and report on company compliance?
  • Are you sure your company is current on the latest DISA STIG, NIST and DB2 hardening standards? How do you know?



  • Supports implementing the z/OS Security Server and configuration checklist from the National Checklist Program (NCP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  • Automates more than 300 z/OS Security Server checks and produces accurate compliance reports in minutes.
  • Provides update for all DISA levels and checks within 30 days of posting.


  • Vanguard Configuration Manager is designed to provide the fastest, most cost-effective and accurate method to verify that security configuration controls are in accordance with published prevailing standards for z/OS systems.
  • Configuration Manager allows organizations to easily move to continuous monitoring from periodic compliance reporting.
  • Organizations can perform tests and report findings in a few hours each quarter instead of the hundreds or thousands of hours required when using published standards.
  • Users do not need to be an expert on the published standards to complete checks and report on compliance.
  • Addresses PCI DSS 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 6.2, 6.4, 8.1, 8.5, 11.1, and 11.2.