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Vanguard Privileged Access Monitoring

 

Vanguard Privileged Access Monitoring (VPA) allows you to monitor data set and general resource accesses, RACF or ACF2 commands, z/OS commands and task (such as TSO, STC, batch) start and stop events that are of interest to you for security and/or auditing purposes.

 

VPA allows you to specify selection criteria to help you narrow the scope of interest to you. You can specify such criteria as data set and general resource name, audit attributes (such as successful read or failed updated) of those files, RACF userid or ACF2 logonid, the attributes of those users (such as Special, Operations for RACF and Account, Leader for ACF2) and z/OS commands.
You can specify the selection criteria using the online interface available on the VSS Main Menu. This option allows you to create criteria for creating the Filtered HMF or reporting. You can also manually create the criteria as explained in Chapter 6. Vanguard Privileged Access Monitoring Filter Parameters.

 

The criteria for creating the Filtered HMF must be saved as a member in the Options Library using the name VPAFLTxx where xx is any two characters supported as a PDS or PDSE member name.
The VPA report function uses Vanguard QuickGen to give you flexibility in generating user reports. Six standard reports are delivered and can be used as models for your reports. You can also create a Common Separator Value (CSV) file that can be imported into an application for processing.

 

Features

  • VPA allows you to monitor data sets, general resource access, RACF or ACF2, z/OS commands and task (TSO, STC, Batch, start and stop events).
  • Allows you to specify selection criteria to narrow the scope of interest.
  • Can specify criteria as DS, GR name, audit attributes.
  • Specify attributes of RACD userid, ACF2 logonid (Special, Operations for RACF and Account, Leader for ACF2) and z/OS commands.
  • Specify selected by using online interface available on the VSS main menu. (allows you to create criteria for creating the Filtered HMF or reporting.
  • Can also be manually created
  • Criteria for creating Filtered HMF must be saved as a member in the Operations Library using the name VPAFLTxx where xx is any two characters supported as a PDS or PDSE member name
    VPA report function uses Vanguard QuickGen