SF-Sherlock represents the high performance real-time monitoring technology for establishing today's required level of security, compliance and quality on your z platform by integrating monitoring, recording, notification, reaction, reporting and the possibilities for simulation (e.g. IPL) into an overall automation solution. With its components, it is a constantly running system process that monitors and examines the security system (Security Server or RACF as well as CA-TSS and CA-ACF2), specific processes and subsystems (DB2, LDAP, etc.) and the z/OS operating system with all its components. It records relevant changes in an audit-secure manner and informs the concerned just in time and specifically about the events of his or her area, such as errors, attacks, manipulations, etc., for instance by e-mail, SMS or similar. The automatically working and comprehensive security and vulnerability scan technology of SF-Sherlock fully supports the above given outstanding objectives and lets your mainframe platform comply with the different legal regulations and requirements. With SF-Sherlock you excel beyond these necessary requirements. SF-Sherlock paves the secure way of the future of your business. Constant and complete monitoring and examining especially also at deeper technical levels and together with the new z/OS functions (USS, Sysplex, etc.) and the new areas of application as web server, data server and E-commerce platform are becoming increasingly important.

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  • Functional details

    Real-time Security and Compliance Monitoring.

    Can be connected to ArcSight, QRadar and Splunk. For Splunk a separate Splunk app is available allowing smart mainframe monitoring.

  • Business problem

    Mainframe event monitoring, vulnerability assessment and SIEM connection.

  • Return on investment

    Most cost-effective monitoring and vulnerability assessment solution for system z. CPU time savings by using zIIP if available.

  • Competitive advantage

    SF-Sherlock successfully targets even the most critical risks of your mainframe platform. It's unique simulation technology, for example, lets you perform a "constant mainframe penetration" test without any operational risks.

  • Industries

    Banking Industry
    Computer Services Industry
    Financial Markets Industry
    Government Central/Federal industry
    Insurance Industry

  • Solution areas

    Cross industry
       Dynamic Infrastructure/Smarter Planet
       Surveillance and security
          Safety, Security and Privacy
          Security event management
          Security systems and operations
          User Identification

  • Customer size

    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • Languages supported


  • Countries/regions available for distribution

    United States

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  • Hardware/OS platforms

    z/OS 2.1
       IBM Systems: z Systems
    z/OS 2.2
       IBM Systems: z Systems
    z/OS 2.3
       IBM Systems: z Systems
    z/OS 2.4
       IBM z13
       IBM z14
       IBM z15

Date last modified:    Nov 24, 2020

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