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BRMS – Omitting Constantly Locked Files

BRMS (Backup, Recovery, and Media Solutions) is an application for IBM i used to make backups and restores easier. You can configure backups to happen...

Shut down those /QIBM shares

Last week I posed a question on Twitter and LinkedIn about what would actually be deleted if your IBM i /QIBM share was fully compromised...

What is Zero Trust?

Security is top of mind for CIOs, CISO’s and even CEOs today. Ransomware attacks are happening to companies every day. Even those who think they...

Understanding Storage Options for IBM i

In the past when it came to data center infrastructure and specifically servers, most of the hyped up innovation was focused around the CPU, peripherals,...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (January 2022)

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 (December 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...

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Is Your System Using Outdated and Insecure SSL/TLS Security Protocol Versions?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