IBM i

For Power Systems (including AS/400, iSeries, and System i)


The IBM i platform provides comprehensive solution capabilities for a highly secure system environment. Sophisticated technologies combine to minimize the potential risk posed by security threats, while better enabling you to rapidly adapt and respond to changing security policy requirements.

Built-in tools

Over the last two decades the IBM i platform has built its reputation as a secure system. For companies that rely on IBM i for operations, it may come as a surprise that most of what is needed to comply technologically is already sitting in their computer rooms. The IBM i operating system comes equipped with tools for securing, monitoring, and logging built right in.

Built-in security

IBM i provides excellent object level security features to control access to resources--who can read a particular file, for example. These security features are built into every IBM i system, whether you use them or not.

IBM i can provide field-level security as well. You may need tools to supplement the built-in IBM i security, such as restricting access during certain time periods, or allowing users to read a particular file but not to download it. Take the time to learn what you have, and how it can be used for your organization.

Built-in logging

Also provided with IBM i are excellent logging facilities to track the activity occurring on the system–The Security Audit journal, the System History Log, Message Queues, and Journals, just to name a few. Many activities are automatically logged, such as when particular users sign on and off, and you can enable additional logging for many other types of activities as well. These logs provide a detailed accountability to what is occurring on the IBM i system. These logs can be monitored proactively to identify potential problems, or post-mortem to trace a particular problem.

Built-in monitoring

Lastly, in the area of monitoring, the IBM i system provides good tools for keeping tabs on the health and status of your system--including security related events. IBM i Navigator can monitor messages and logs for specific events and notify an administrator when a particular condition occurs. Depending on your needs, you may want to supplement the IBM i monitoring tools to provide additional features, such as problem escalation, or scheduling of specific types of alerts to different groups of people.

Contact IBM

Browse Power Systems

Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

IBM Power Systems hardware is at the heart of enabling major business and industry transformations fueled by the explosive growth of big data and analytics. Power Systems help organizations drive faster business insights with industry leading performance, scalability and virtualization flexibility.

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organizations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximize the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

IBM's integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software stacks together delivers a platform that supports next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while providing maximum utilization, availability, and flexibility to help you deliver new advantages to your business.

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key benefits in IBM Power Systems’ unique design combined with systems software to provide support for next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing to providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies to your organization.


Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems. Learn how Power Systems has helped them support next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.

IBM i security

i for Business 7

IBM i is considered one of the most secure systems in the industry. Read more about the security features, Business Partner security solutions for IBM i, and exciting recent enhancements in security.