Monitoring security and adhering to compliance standards are increasingly challenging for our customers, who tell us that gathering and validating evidence to demonstrate compliance for audits is a significant pain point. Our customers have the additional challenge of translating and interpreting compliance requirements, which are often written in the context of a distributed environment, to fit with the IBM zSystems platform in order to properly demonstrate compliance to auditors.
With the new IBM Z Security and Compliance Center in IBM z16, we have delivered a solution to alleviate these issues. The IBM Z Security and Compliance Center delivers a centralized, interactive dashboard to view the compliance posture of your zSystems environment in real time. A key feature of the IBM Z Security and Compliance Center is the automation of the collection and validation of evidence against a specific set of regulatory controls. The system itself, from the hardware, operating systems, middleware, and application platforms, transparently generates the evidence on demand.