Compliance regulations like HIPAA and PCI DSS have us all looking for more efficient and secure ways to keep sensitive data protected, especially the personal information fields we’ve all come to rely on: social security numbers, credit card numbers, birth dates, driver’s license numbers, insurance policy ID numbers, etc.
Fortunately, IBM is working hard to meet the growing demands of companies who must store and share private information and compliance auditors who govern how it must be done. When it released IBM i 7.1, it included a feature for encrypting DB2 form fields to give IT staffs more control.
Surprisingly, not everyone is taking full advantage of these DB2 FieldProcs either because they’re not aware of their benefit, or because they’re waiting for an even more comprehensive approach.
If you fall into either of these groups, then we’ve got good news. The Linoma Software team is hosting a webinar next week to share tips for how to maximize the DB2 FieldProcs feature in IBM i 7.1. In addition, we’ll provide some options that could give your processes even more functionality, making things more efficient.
We invite you to grab some lunch and join us for “IBM i Field Procedures Simplified with DB2 Field Procedures“ on June 13 at noon central. There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions, and we’ll also record the webinar so you can share it with your colleagues.
Hope you’ll be able to join us!
Don’t miss our upcoming live webinar led by Chief Architect Bob Luebbe!
Get Your FTP Server in Compliance
Thursday, January 31 at Noon Central
With the recently added rules for the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that now holds trading partners and business associates accountable if they also handle patient data, it’s a good time to review whether your FTP server is updated and ready to meet compliance requirements. Learn how to keep your data as well as trading partner files protected within your network and still allow external access without opening inbound network ports. You can also see a demo of Linoma Software’s GoAnywhere™, a managed file transfer solution that includes a secure FTP server and a reverse proxy DMZ gateway with clustering and load balancing capabilities to ensure high availability.
IBM i Encryption Made Easy with DB2 Field Procedures
Now Available On Demand
During this recorded webinar, you can learn about how to make the DB2 Field Procedures Tool in IBM version 7.1 work even more efficiently as part of a more comprehensive solution, one that makes it easier to implement encryption, manage keys, and generate auditing reports so important for meeting compliance regulations like HIPAA and PCI DSS,. You can also see a demo of Linoma’s popular encryption software Crypto Complete.
All of our webinars are recorded, so if you register and are not able to attend live, you’ll be able to review the webinar at a more convenient time.
We look forward to having you join us and will be happy to answer any questions you have.
If you’d like to learn more about how you could benefit from simplifying, automating, and securing your file transfers, join us on Thursday, June 14 from 12:00-1:00 pm CDT for a free webinar that will outline the dangers of traditional FTP, and then focus on alternatives that not only keep your sensitive data more secure, but give you more control and better tracking of the entire file transfer process.
Beyond FTP: Automating and Securing File Transfers
Thursday, June 14, 2012
For more information or to register for this event,
please visit our webinar registration page.
For a real life example of the benefits of managed file transfer, check out this System i manager’s story.
Ernie Iannucci from AF&L Insurance Company describes how much time and headache his IT team saved when they transitioned from doing each transfer manually to implementing a managed file transfer solution.
Watch Ernie’s story now
As any AIX administrator or programmer knows, file transfers can be a huge headache. Writing all of those shell scripts is not only time consuming, but it’s tedious and presents many opportunities for errors. Then there’s keeping track of which files need to be sent, which need to be placed in the DMZ for trading partners to retrieve, and which ones may be being sent ad-hoc from elsewhere in the company.
Another huge hassle is verifying that every file actually reached its intended recipient intact, which often requires checking multiple times and then tracking down what went wrong.
Finally, don’t forget the pressure to meet compliance regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, and state privacy laws. With the Global Systems data breach still fresh in the news, it’s obvious that no AIX administrator wants to have to explain how sensitive data was compromised.
Fortunately, there are tools and processes available that can minimize the time and effort involved with file transfers while increasing efficiency and data security.
We invite you to sit in on this AIX-only webinar on Thursday, April 12, at noon CDT to learn about how a managed file transfer solution can cure the headaches of manual file transfers while preventing future headaches related to the possibility of compromised data.
We hope you’ll join us!