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Load and Stress Testing for Security Concerns

Continuing our discussion of security testing infrastructure, we are up to Denial of Service attacks. Since this focuses on resource depletion, load and stress testing...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (April 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...

Changing Your IBM Business Partner

I can’t count how many times I’ve heard someone say the following statement: “I wish I could use iTech Solutions as our IBM Business Partner...

Getting to Know COBIT and IBM i System Administration

If you don’t have to comply with any regulations or meet auditor’s demands today, you probably will eventually.  Compliance is challenging to achieve. Part of...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (March 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...

Security Testing for Denial of Service Attacks

Security Testing is a component of reliability verification and nothing is more viable as a failure than when systems can’t be accessed. One interesting and...

The Importance of Having an IBM i Security Risk Assessment

With the increasing number of cybersecurity attacks, it is crucial to conduct regular IBM i Security Risk Assessments to protect your organization from intruders, attackers,...

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (February 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...

Protecting Your IBM i from Power Outages or Power Surges

If my IBM i could talk, it might ask: Am I protected from power outages or power surges? If I have a UPS connected: How...

Security Testing and the Approaches for Malicious Code Insertion

The need for proper security on IBM i systems is increasingly well understood. Equally important is proving out the hardening is sufficient via comprehensive testing....

IBM i, FSP, and HMC release levels and PTFs (January 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...

Why You Should Upgrade from IBM i 7.2 Before You Pay Extended Support

Let me start by saying, if you have a reason to stay on IBM i 7.2 after April 30, 2021, please pay your software maintenance...

IBM FlashSystem Data Reduction Pools: Hardware-Assisted vs. Software Based vs. FCM

In my previous article, “Understanding IBM External Storage Data Reduction Technology,” we looked at the options available for shrinking your data on disk. We talked...

4 Disaster Recovery Services That Can Improve your IBM i Recoverability

Being prepared is the first step in any Disaster Recovery (DR) plan. That means you need to make a plan and test it. Only then...

Why Organizations Should Consider Encryption to Protect Their Data

IBM i has multiple layers of defense, starting with the hardware itself and going up to the operating system. The platform does have some vulnerabilities...