Vanguard Administrator makes what were once complex tasks effortless. Previously arduous processes are now in many cases, single step actions that can be accomplished without expert knowledge of RACF or significant investment in training.

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Vanguard Administrator for RACF

RACF Key Differentiators
  • Ease of creating reports without knowing a proprietary command syntax.
  • Ability to generate RACF commands without knowing RACF command syntax, via user-friendly menu panels.
  • Ability to generate thousands of RACF commands for mass RACF updates. Savings reflected in productivity and reduction in time required to manually type the RACF command syntax.
  • Vanguard Administrator’s panel driven functionality allows administrators to use the product without any required training.
  • Ability to invoke other Vanguard products natively from the Vanguard Administrator Main Menu.
  • Compare Features. Compare Users, Groups, Datasets and General Resource against LIVE or EXTRACT versions of the RACF database. You can compare access of LIVE versus any time in the past (as long as you have an extract).
  • QuickGen Reporting – create your own reports, create commands based on results.
  • Enhanced Reporting allows for multiple fields with Boolean logic.
  • Unix System Services Reporting – Reports based on USS access in multiple formats and reporting on USS components.
  • Available SURROGAT profiles.

SURROGAT Class Analysis Reporting

Users can access the SURROGAT Class Analysis options to specify the data set name for the tables used by SURROGAT Class Analysis. You can use the LIVE option to build the table data from the RACF database instead of the Vanguard Administrator extract file.

Vanguard HelpDesk

Vanguard HelpDesk is a web application that maintains RACF user passwords and revokes, hard revokes and resumes RACF user IDs. Vanguard HelpDesk performs the same functionality as Vanguard Identity Manager of Vanguard Administrator only through a web interface. It can access multiple hosts. Vanguard HelpDesk web application supports the following functions:

  • List information about a user.
  • Change a user’s password or password phrase.
  • Compress the password history (PWCLEAN).
  • Hard revoke a user ID.
  • Revoke a user ID and clear future revoke dates.
  • Revoke a user ID at a future date (pending revoke).
  • Resume a revoked user ID and clear the future resume date.
  • Resume a revoked user at a future date.
  • Set a user’s password interval.
  • Send an email to the user’s email address.

Vanguard Administrator for ACF2

Improves Operational Efficiency
  • Simplifies the administration, and increases the quality and effectiveness of ACF2 security implementation. Provides a wide range of ACF2 security administration, data mining, reporting and print capabilities in online mode.
  • Allows experienced IT security experts to work more efficiently, while providing an easy-to-use environment that brings inexperienced staff members quickly up to speed.
Quickly Restores ACF2 Access Rules
  • Allows you to see all changes made to a Resource or Data Set access rule since a Baseline was established.
  • User Interface makes restoring an access rule to a previous state easy to do.
  • Uses a VSAM file that was initialized with Baseline access rule information taken directly from ACF2.
Security Automation Benefits
  • Engineered to provide higher levels of performance and functionality, in addition to various levels of integration with other Vanguard ACF2 security solutions.
  • Solves a known issue of increased workloads and operating complexity with security automation features that provide easy-to-use identity management, task-oriented administration, authority analysis, and security monitoring.

Vanguard Administrator for Top Secret

Vanguard Administrator for CA Top Secret is an effective administrative tool that provides a wide-range of CA Top Secret security administration, data mining and reporting. It allows the user to generate reports and perform administrative changes to Top Secret ACIDs, Profiles/Groups, Zones/Divisions/Departments and Resource Ownership.

  • Provides detailed coverage over numerous aspects of your Top Secret system to give optimal management of users and resources.
  • The ACID Summary reports list all attributes, authorizations and connections an ACID may possess.
  • Provides the capability to produce commands for any changes or actions an administrator needs to successfully protect and oversee the system.
  • You can easily create or clone user ACIDs saving time and energy.
  • All generated commands have the option to be run in real time or in batch.
TSS Admin Priorities:
  1. Live mode
  2. Resource administration
  3. CMDSHOW & pop-up with list of available commands with corresponding descriptions
  4. Digital cert’s administration
  5. Picklist’s with masking capabilities
  6. Add option for password EXP when cloning
  7. Profile administration – show list of users and access levels
  8. Wrap-around scrolling capability
  9. Clone user acid: add ability to change the type