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Three Steps to Protect Your IFS

We will never stop saying it, the IBM i is the most securable platform, but it doesn’t come that way. It’s up to you to...

Why Project Management Matters

This is just another example of the iTech Difference.  Having great technical resources is just the start.  Someone has to juggle and keep all the...

Is Your System Using Outdated and Insecure SSL/TLS Security Protocol Versions?

Safely sending data over the Internet is critical in this brave new world of widespread cybersecurity vulnerabilities.  When it comes to securely passing data from...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (November 2021)

Below is a table of the major group PTFs for the last few releases. This is what we are installing for our customers on iTech...

Groundhog Day for Malware

Say it with me: IBM i is NOT immune to malware. A couple of years ago I wrote a piece called The Real Effects of...

Advanced Security Testing: Processes Part 1

As in so many other areas of testing in general as we get deeper into the process of security testing, we focus on specific areas....

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (October 2021)

Below is a table of the major group PTFs for the last few releases. This is what we are installing for our customers on iTech...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (September2021)

Below is a table of the major group PTFs for the last few releases. This is what we are installing for our customers on iTech...

How to Make Your E-mail Server Like You!

As a system administrator, getting email notifications when critical thresholds are hit can help you save your system and be the hero for the day....

Types of Mimix Switches and Best Practices

Currently there are three types of switches for Mimix. Planned Switch, Unplanned Switch, and Virtual Switch. Virtual switch This is a great way to test...

Need Another Tape Drive? Go Virtual!

The save/restore functionality that comes fully integrated with the IBM i operating system out-of-the-box is legendary, with a wide spectrum of functionality and device support...

Why External Storage Makes Dollars and Sense for IBM i

IBM i can make use of internal disk in your Power system or external disk through a SAN.  For years, IBM i shops have relied...

Need a New HMC? Here’s Why a “Virtual” HMC May Be a Very Good Choice

Many (the majority) of our customers have an HMC (Hardware Management Console) appliance to manage their IBM Power systems, whether it be to manage multiple...

A Simple IBM i Penetration Test Lesson

iTech Solutions has had IBM i penetration testing as a service for a little while now. While not discussing anything confidential, offering a little friendly...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (August2021)

Below is a table of the major group PTFs for the last few releases. This is what we are installing for our customers on iTech...