BMC Enhances Mainframe Intelligence, Security, and DevOps

BMC has announced several new capabilities and enhancements for the BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) and Compuware portfolios that enable BMC mainframe customers to protect uptime and availability, defend the mainframe against cybersecurity threats, and advance enterprise DevOps. 

According to BMC, a new BMC AMI Ops solution takes the best of MainView, the BMC solution for optimizing mainframe systems management, and enhances it with AI and machine learning through an upgraded and intuitive user interface designed for both new and experienced mainframe users. The solution's new AIOps features allow organizations to identify and respond to problems before they can affect service levels and secure communications between enterprise systems with a RESTful API to support automation.

The BMC AMI Security solution's new security controls, out-of-the-box security checks, and additional indicators of compromise allow customers to increase threat detection and response capabilities. Integrated with the Compuware Application Audit capability, customers can now capture relevant data about user access and behavior so they can quickly detect breaches and mitigate financial and brand reputation damages.

These new offerings, along with the BMC Security Assessment and Penetration Testing services which identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in configurations, software, and security controls (conducted either onsite or remotely), further harden and proect the mainframe against malicious actions and data threats.

The new offerings add functionality to Compuware zAdviser and Topaz for Total Test, optimize workflows with Control-M and Compuware ThruPut Manager, and optimize data management with BMC AMI Data for IMS.

"Our customers tell us they want to innovate and modernize faster in their mainframe environments while also improving business resiliency and platform security," said John McKenny, senior vice president and general manager of ZSolutions at BMC. The new BMC AMI and Compuware capabilities enable enterprises to make significant progress on all fronts with AI and ML-powered insights that drive intelligent operations, adaptive cybersecurity, and deeper insights into mainframe development," he noted. "Combined with expanded automated testing capabilities that improve Agile development and delivery, enterprises can innovate faster and meet the growing demands of digital business growth."

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