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z/OS Security and Integrity Service Currency



Document Author:

Kathy Walsh


Document ID:

FLASH10747


Doc. Organization:

Advanced Technical Sales


Document Revised:

04/09/2011


Product(s) covered:

z/OS; z/OS.e







Abstract: IBM strongly recommends all z/OS customers validate currency of security and system integrity service levels.


It has come to IBM’s attention that customers may not be validating the currency of their security and system integrity service levels and promptly installing all security and integrity PTFs when made available by IBM

IBM strongly recommends users of the z/OS Operating System validate the currency of security and system integrity service and take action to promptly install all security and integrity PTFs. Security and system integrity fixes are included in Recommended Service Upgrades (RSUs) and maintaining RSU currency minimizes exposure to security and integrity issues.

IBM also recommends customers subscribe to the System z Security Portal. The portal enables you to receive the latest critical service information on security and system integrity APARs for z/OS and z/VM. If you are not subscribed to this portal, instructions are located at URL: http://www.vm.ibm.com/security/aparinfo.html

Important information about critical security and system integrity APARs and associated fixes are posted to this portal which can help you to plan the timely installation of this critical service.
Once you are registered at the portal, subscribers will receive an email notification of all new posts.

Recommended Actions:

Validate the currency of your z/OS security and system integrity service levels. Subscribe to the System z Security Portal to receive the latest information on System z security and system integrity service. The timely installation of security and system integrity service is critical in minimizing potential risks and maintaining overall system security and availability.



Classification:

Software

Category:

Security





S/W Pillar(s):

IBM System z Software

O/S:

z/OS

Keywords:

z/OS, security portal, security, system integrity

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