IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Operating Systems
Audit and fortify security for UNIX, Linux and virtualized environments
Meet today’s security challenges
Employees—not hackers or viruses—can present a major threat to IT security. Internal users with privileged access account for a significant amount of cyber theft and malicious damage to corporate systems. They know where the most valuable data resides and the times at which it is most vulnerable. Well-meaning administrators can accidentally make your UNIX and Linux systems, business-critical applications and virtualized environments vulnerable. These administrators will often create back-door access routes that hackers frequently exploit.
Secure boundary defenses alone cannot provide adequate protection for your critical business systems. Attacks come in many forms, often exploiting weaknesses in applications and other high-level protocols.
A common goal of these attacks is to obtain unrestricted “super-user” rights on the target systems.
To defend your systems, business-critical applications and virtualized environments from these threats, your organization needs a privileged user access and end-to-end server protection solution. Securing your
IT infrastructure with IBM Tivoli® Access Manager for Operating Systems is a critical step toward facilitating compliance with organizational security policy and regulatory requirements. It can provide central authorization—to file system resources, local and remote network services, login services, changes of user and group identity, and more. As important as it is to secure systems, it is equally important to audit compliance with security policy. Not only is auditing required by regulations and corporate best practices, auditing helps identify loopholes in the security policy. For example, by using Tivoli Access Manager for Operating Systems, auditors can determine if administrators are using their privileges appropriately. If there is any inappropriate activity, Tivoli Access Manager for Operating Systems allows security policy to be further restricted.