SkyView Policy Minder was created by Carol Woodbury, former Chief Engineering Manager for IBM iSeries™ Security at IBM. Based on experience gained through her consulting engagements, Carol saw a need for a product that helps companies enforce compliance with their own security policy. The details of managing compliance to policy include monitoring & fixing items like user profile settings, library authorities, file authorities, directory authorities, security system values & more. With SkyView Policy Minder your current security configuration is compared to your policy.

Deviations are flagged so you can see what needs to be addressed. Further, with SkyView Policy Minder you can not only check compliance with your policy as you've defined it but you can fix issues, automatically. Reports are generated in several formats including RTF, OUTFILE & PDF, to help show that you are in compliance. Contact us today and let us show you that when it comes to security compliance with SOX, HIPAA, ISO17799, GLBA, VISA PCI & more, SkyView Policy Minder can save you time and ease the burden of proving compliance with your own security policy. 30 day FREE trials available.

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  • Functional details

    • Initialize - Populates the policy templates related to security for most areas
    • Template - Create Policy guidelines for unique security related issues like user profile authorities, library authorities, object ownership & authorities & directory authorities.
    • Import - Automatically move policy definition from one machine to another without requiring re-entry of values
    • Compliance Check - Schedulable command to automatically check compliance with policy
    • FixIT - Schedulable command to automatically set security configuration values back in alignment with stated policy

  • Business problem

    Illustrating for customers whether or not they are in compliance with their own security policy. Proving compliance with your own security policy is a requirement for SOX, Visa PCI & many other standards & regulations.

    Tools incorporated in the product automate manual and repetitive tasks, for example, deleting inactive user profiles or determining if any new profiles have acquired powerful security attributes such as *ALLOBJ.

  • Business opportunity

    From an auditors perspective they want to understand your security policy & they want to make sure you are in compliance. This is a requirement when it comes to SOX, Visa PCI & many other standards & regulations.

    SkyView Policy Minder not only lets you establish & monitor a security policy when it comes to IBM i and i5/OS® ,it also identifies deviations from a companies stated security policy. The business opportunity is one of services, in that consulting help may be required to correct the deviations noted.

  • Return on investment

    The Return on Investment for SkyView Policy Minder is directly associated with the man hours required from a system admin team to support an annual security audit when it comes to SOX, Visa PCI & the other standards & regulations.

    In addition, if there are non-compliant items found, the process to correct is manual & time consuming. With SkyView Policy Minder, what was once a manual task is now automated. According to research from our installed customers, the IT departments are saving "thousands of hours" dealing with many procedures that prior to Policy Minder were manual procedures.

  • Competitive advantage

    Proving compliance in the absence of SkyView Policy Minder is a manual task that can consume many hours of your system administration teams time.

    Using SkyView Policy Minder you can thoroughly check all user profiles, library authorities, object authorities & directory authorities, comparing your configuration to your stated policy, in a matter of minutes. The competitive advantage is that SkyView Policy Minder automates & brings a consistent discipline to a task that was random & manually applied before.

  • Industries

    Banking Industry
    Computer Services Industry
    Financial Markets Industry
    Government Central/Federal industry
    Healthcare Industry

  • Solution areas

    Financial Services/Banking
       Infrastructure and Support Services
       Regulatory Compliance
       Risk management & compliance
    Cross industry
       Business Process Management and Integration
          Security and Disaster Recovery
       Computer Services
       Dynamic Infrastructure/Smarter Planet
       Surveillance and security
          Safety, Security and Privacy
          Security event management
          Security systems and operations

  • Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

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  • Countries/regions available for distribution

    United States Minor Outlying Islands

  • Available from these resellers

    Halcyon Software Ltd
       5 The Forum
       Minerva Business Park, Lynchwood
       Peterborough  PE2 6FT
       United Kingdom
     Contact name Sean Gallagher
       Phone +44 1733 234 995
       Fax +44 1733 234 994

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  • Hardware/OS platforms

    i 5.4
       IBM Systems: Power
    IBM i 6.1
       IBM Systems: Power
       IBM PureSystems: PureFlex System and Flex System
    IBM i 7.1
       IBM Systems: Power
       IBM PureSystems: PureFlex System and Flex System

  • Services

    IBM Cloud security consulting – Cloud security assessment
    IBM Data Security Services for endpoint data protection

Date last modified:    Feb 17, 2016

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John Vanderwall


SkyView Partners, Inc
25563 SE 41st Court
Issaquah, WA 98029
United States

+1 425 4584975

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