Latest improvements automate security, development and incident response
BMC, a global provider of software solutions for the “Autonomous Digital Enterprise”, today announced new features and integrations in its two portfolios BMC AMI (Automated Mainframe Intelligence) and BMC Compuware. These innovations significantly increase the productivity of development teams, predict service impacts and help to prevent attackers from compromising mainframe environments.
“Companies want to treat the mainframe like any other computing platform, with the same requirements for innovation, efficiency and security,” says Katie Norton, Senior Research Analyst for DevOps at IDC. “This requires selecting the right tools that optimize performance and costs while keeping the productivity of the development teams high. The use of modern mainframe development tools, threat detection and response, and automation helps organizations connect the mainframe to their broader transformation initiatives such as DevOps, AppSec, SecOps, and AIOps.”
Increased development productivity and delivery speed
The new BMC Compuware ISPW Git integration gives mainframe development teams the flexibility to fully adopt Git or use the feature-branching ISPW sandbox for a fully controlled and isolated environment to create and modify code. With a simple right-click, Git users can take full advantage of the ISPW mainframe capabilities to build, test, and deploy in their CI/CD pipeline. According to Forrester, the use of modern mainframe development tools increases developer productivity by 175% and deployment frequency by 600% without compromising quality1.
The Veracode integration with BMC Compuware Topaz Workbench now enables companies to detect security risks in mainframe applications early in the development lifecycle. The modern integrated development environment (IDE) of the BMC Compuware Topaz Workbench solution edits and debugs code, followed by the Veracode IDE Scan, which identifies vulnerabilities in the written code. The Veracode integration allows developers to shift-Left and thus scan the code for security flaws early in the development cycle, where fixing them is easier and less costly.
Zero Trust Security and protection against ransomware
As an industry first for mainframe environments, the BMC AMI Enterprise Connector for the Illumio product enables customers to successfully implement zero trust by serving as a bidirectional translator between the zero trust segmentation of Illumio and the mainframe. In addition, the BMC AMI Command Center for Security System uncovers malicious activity for emergency responders. In addition, it reduces operating costs by enabling the ability to automate password resets and outsource security monitoring workloads to reduce usage fees. These innovations allow companies to improve their security posture by preventing multi-level compromises to protect themselves from devastating attacks such as ransomware.
By combining predictive analysis and actionable details in a single interface, the BMC AMI Ops solution now ensures uninterrupted service. It helps operations teams to respond to potential problems before they occur. The solution uses artificial intelligence (AI), which is immediately ready for use, to determine the root cause of a problem through an intuitive interface. This displays the data in a priority-ordered, clear view for quick troubleshooting. Smart card and certificate support provide an additional level of security without further complexity.
BMC also recently announced support for the latest IBM® Db2® and IBM® z16™ versions and is working with IBM to ensure that the entire portfolio of BMC AMI and BMC Compuware mainframe solutions are compatible with Db2 13 and IBM z16.
“BMC is committed to delivering modern mainframe solutions that support developers and help companies succeed in times of change,” says John McKenny, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Intelligent Z Optimization and Transformation at BMC . “With our 30th quarterly release, we are helping companies increase their speed, quality and efficiency to outperform the industry with new features in our BMC AMI and BMC Compuware portfolios.”
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