Imperva, a provider of application data security, has announced a solution that provides monitoring, auditing, and protection for DB2 databases running on z/OS mainframes. SecureSphere Database Gateway for z/OS (DGZ) monitors local and network activity by privileged users, non-privileged users, and applications to prevent data loss, fraud, and automate regulatory compliance reporting.
"We have had a lot of demand from our customer base for the ability to integrate audit and activity monitoring information for databases from mainframe environments—namely DB2 on the z/OS platform—with audit and activity monitoring information from all of the other platforms in their environments," Mark Kraynak, vice president of marketing at Imperva, tells 5 Minute Briefing. Until now, Imperva's database activity monitoring has been focused mainly on distributed platforms. With this release, he notes, "We are able to connect that mainframe world to the rest of the activity monitoring infrastructure."