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Application Auditing Solution Offers Risk Management

Compuware Corporation has introduced the Application Auditing solution, which uses Compuware Hiperstation to address mainframe data and application security issues with internal, authorized users.

Today, the biggest security threat facing organizations is internal, and companies have a bottom-line need to protect both their customers and their business from data privacy breaches. Even if a company has a plan in place to prevent unauthorized users from accessing data, it needs a solution that provides insight into the actions of trusted users.

According to Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute, “Our research shows that insider threats represent one of the most difficult management challenges for data security and privacy professionals. Detecting, deterring and mitigating the insider threat within a complex organization cannot happen without using enabling technologies like Compuware’s Application Auditing solution.”

With Compuware’s solution, organizations can capture the activity between authorized users and applications. This information provides an audit trail that can be used to investigate details of a security breach and to pinpoint those customers affected, ultimately minimizing the problem. This solution builds enables IT organizations to proactively address the enterprise application security challenge.

“As an IT Auditor, I see Compuware Hiperstation for Application Auditing as a proactive defense tool. By recording end-user application activity, a company can prevent and investigate fraud and data security breaches—helping to reduce the potential for significant damage,” said Paul Haley, IT auditor, CISA. “Compuware Hiperstation’s detailed forensic information and audit reports are indispensable tools that provide indisputable proof that can be used to detect problems or policy violations, to prevent incidents from becoming larger and to reduce the scope of an incident response.”

Compuware’s approach to Application Auditing is unique because Hiperstation is directly connected to the mainframe operating system. This means that it can handle the significant, production-type load necessary for an effective Application Auditing solution. In fact, customers have used Compuware Hiperstation to record more than eight million transactions per day.

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