Syncsort Buys IBM i Security Specialist Cilasoft

Enterprise software provider Syncsort has completed the purchase of Cilasoft, a global provider of IT solutions, specializing in compliance and security audit software for the IBM i platform (AS/400, iSeries, System i). The acquisition is part of Syncsort’s strategy to build on its leadership in data availability by offering a more comprehensive portfolio of security solutions for the IBM i platform.

Many Syncsort customers that rely on MIMIX products for IBM i high availability and disaster recovery are also making strategic investments in tools required to address mounting security threats, said Josh Rogers, CEO, Syncsort. The addition of Cilasoft, combined with Syncsort’s complementary security capabilities acquired through with the purchase of Enforcive Systems, bolsters Syncsort’s data availability portfolio with software to meet modern security challenges, he added.

Cilasoft’s audit and security software provides a solution for auditing, traceability, privacy data, data protection and access control to help companies save time and money on regulatory compliance and detect and prevent fraud. Its security suite includes five integrated software products designed to audit database and system changes, control system access, manage job authorities and perform other critical security and compliance-related tasks.

The Cilasoft transaction is Syncsort’s second acquisition since combining with Vision Solutions, adding additional expertise and proven leadership in IBM i and AIX Power Systems platforms. It also advances Syncsort’s ongoing work around addressing customer needs for accessing critical IBM i security and compliance data for advanced analytics on next-generation platforms like Splunk.

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