SDS Adds Real-Time Security Solution to Portfolio

Software Diversified Services (SDS), a provider of mainframe software, has acquired the SMA_RT software product from Type80 Security Software, Inc. SMA_RT is a real-time mainframe intrusion detection, SIEM agent, and log-event processing product for z/OS. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Our real-time z/OS agent helps protect your entire enterprise from advanced threats by consolidating and correlating log data to help prioritize security incidents,” said Jerry Harding from Type80. “The SIEM agent facilitates compliance with government mandates such as PCI DSS, FISMA, HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, and GLBA. SDS has been reselling SMA_RT for two years and is ideally positioned to maximize its market potential.”

SMA_RT (Security Monitor Alerts – Real Time) is a z/OS security offering that was the first security agent for IBM z/OS. SMA_RT provides the ability to view cross-platform security event log data in real time. The software delivers security event messages from z/OS – RACF, CA-ACF2, CA-Top Secret, DB2, CICS, FTP, and TCP/IP – to distributed security information and event management systems.

SMA_RT for z/OS has certified integrations with IBM QRadar and HP ArcSight as well as field integrations with other leading solutions, including Splunk. The SIEM agent installs quickly, uses minimal resources, and does not require extensive training, ongoing maintenance, or administration.

Information on SDS SMA_RT can be found at