Syncsort Teams with Compuware to Boost Analytics

Syncsort, an analytics platform provider, has announced new integration between its Big Iron to Big Data powerhouse Ironstream, and Compuware’s Application Audit software that delivers real-time machine data to Splunk Enterprise Security for Security Information and Event Management. The new integration is intended to help organizations detect threats against mainframe data, correlate them with related information and events, and satisfy compliance requirements.

“Many customers with mainframes, particularly large organizations, recognize that the cost of conducting an audit, or even worse, failing a compliance mandate, far exceeds the cost of the technologies that can be put into place to help address security and compliance initiatives,” said David Hodgson, chief product officer for Syncsort.

Because enterprises frequently rely on disparate logs and SMF data from security products to piece together user behavior, the joint solution aims to fully capture and analyze start-to-finish mainframe application user behavior in real-time, enabling machine learning-driven next-generation analytics.

Prior to this new integration, Compuware announced the integration of its Compuware Abend-AID application fault discovery and analysis solution with Syncsort Ironstream, capturing and forwarding mainframe operational data to analytic tools such as the Splunk platform.

Syncsort enables organizations to trial its free Ironstream Starter Edition for moving z/OS Syslog and Abend-AID data into Splunk Enterprise.

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