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New education available for zERT Policy Enforcement
Xiao Xia Mao
Mon January 17, 2022 02:27 AM
z/OS Encryption Readiness Technology has been part of z/OS since V2R3, providing a detailed SMF audit trail of the cryptographic network protection and authentication attributes for all the TCP connections that terminate on the local z/OS TCP/IP stack. The z/OS community quickly adopted and implemented zERT on their systems to gain a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses in their z/OS network security protection.
With V2R5, we have taken zERT to the next level – from a simple audit trail to active, real-time monitoring of cryptographic network protection and authentication through user-configured rules and actions. zERT policy-based enforcement is configured through a new perspective of the z/OSMF Network Configuration Assistant (NCA). The z/OS Communications Server Policy Agent installs the NCA-generated rules into the TCP/IP stack.
A new online course
shows you how to
configure and manage your zERT policy rules
easily and intuitively with the NCA, and also awards
an open badge
Get started here.
After completing this course, you will be able to use the NCA to create various objects and rules in zERT, install rules to policy agents, and use NCA reports to analyze your NCA zERT configuration.
For more information about
zERT policy-based enforcement
, see the following blogs:
Things you should know about z/OS Encryption Readiness Technology (zERT)
Why this network security guy is excited about z/OS V2R5!
Good Networking - six z/OS network security technologies you should know about
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