March 11, 2002

PentaSafe Delivers Enhanced iSeries Remote Access Security Tool

New release of VigilEnt Security Agent for iSeries delivers industry-first “What If?” capability

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

PentaSafe Security Technologies Inc., a leading enterprise security management software provider, today announced a new release of its award-winning iSeries security management solution, VigilEnt Security Agent for iSeries which provides award-winning audit, security management, user management, and intrusion detection/prevention for one or more iSeries machines. The new release primarily offers significant enhancements to the product´s remote access management functionality including an important new functionality called “What If?” which is unprecedented in the market. “What If?” functionality provides the administrator with the ability to test changes to iSeries remote access security configuration before implementing them in a production environment, thus significantly reducing the risk of business interruption or downtime.

Network connections such as TCP/IP, ODBC, and other remote connections are exposing iSeries servers to an increasing amount of threat. Thus, the iSeries has evolved from an easy to manage system based on menu and application security to an open and networked server. “The original AS/400 security capabilities protect remote access to applications, which is why in today's networked environment, comprehensive remote access management is crucial for security,” stated Bill Vance, VP of Research and Development for PentaSafe. “By enhancing our remote access security capabilities for the iSeries and offering administrators a way to assess the impact of policy changes before they go into effect, PentaSafe provides customers with the ability to quickly and easily lock down the iSeries platform and protect critical applications.”

The enhancements in VigilEnt Security Agent for iSeries also make remote access management even easier for iSeries administrators by providing:

  • Analysis of remote transaction trends and history using both overview and detailed reports
  • Configuration of all remote servers individually
  • Specification of object level security for any file system apart from OS/400 resource security
  • Control of read, write, manage, and execute authority for objects or entire directory trees
  • Simplified management using user, network, and operation groups
  • Control of uploads, downloads, and more via predefined PentaSafe researched groups
  • Control of access by TCP/IP address (including subnets) or SNA device name

Also notable in the new version of VigilEnt Security Agent for iSeries:

  • enhanced audit and baseline reporting capability for critical system objects
  • new SNMP trap alerts in addition to pager, email
  • OS/400 command execution to facilitate integration with third-party systems management tools

VigilEnt Security Agent for iSeries integrates with PentaSafe´s VigilEnt Security Manager to provide threat and vulnerability management from a central console across one or more iSeries servers and across an entire IT enterprise. VigilEnt Security Agents are also available for Windows 2000/NT, UNIX, Netware, Microsoft IIS, Apache, iPlanet, Oracle, Sybase, SQL, BEA WebLogic, JDEdwards WorldSoftware, CheckPoint Firewall-1, and Cisco Secure IDS.


VigilEnt Security Agent for iSeries combines the power of three PentaSafe products, PSAudit 5.4, PSSecure 7.0, and PSDetect 2.2, all of which are available now. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-400-2834 or if outside the US call: +1-713-523-1992.

About PentaSafe Security Technologies

PentaSafe enables companies to safely grow their business by providing a complete security infrastructure solution for people, policy, and technology. Unlike any other vendor, PentaSafe helps educate the people within an organization to comply with information security policies, and integrates each policy with best of breed security technology—all designed to assure maximum protection of information assets throughout the corporate enterprise. PentaSafe´s innovative solutions allow companies to conduct e-business in a safe and secure IT environment by offering security management solutions for key elements of the IT infrastructure. PentaSafe has more than 1200 customers worldwide, including one-half of the Fortune 100, and 4 of the “Big 5” auditing firms. For more information, visit

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