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Keystroke Logging. Are you in?
When implemented properly, keystroke logging is a win for users, system administrators, security teams and auditors. Users may feel like it is an invasion of privacy--it isn’t. System administrators often believe it will negatively impact performance--it won’t. And security teams always ask if the data collected it searchable/usable--it is. Moreover, for many companies, it can be a compliance requirement. XYGATE Access Control (XAC) brings transparent keystroke logging, as well as other features to the HPE NonStop while answering all the above questions in a way that pleases everyone.
The best way to implement keystroke logging
There are many ways to implement keystroke logging, for example, screen recordings to hardware devices attached to every terminal, and to intermediate servers that accept input and pass it on. The most effective means has always been to capture… Read More
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Shadowbase Data and Application Integration software easily connects existing applications and databases to new applications and databases in real-time; data integration uses data replication to update target databases.
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Verify Elite: The Complete Solution for File Integrity Monitoring & Compliance
File Integrity Monitoring is an important requirement of the PCI data security standard for securing confidential (e.g., cardholder) information, and is considered a crucial part of protecting business assets.
NonStop systems are now being used in far more dynamic situations and have more external connections than ever before. The ubiquity of payment cards for personal electronic transactions has changed the security equation in a fundamental way.
Any compromise in security is likely to have far reaching consequences, both in terms of financial loss, and for the wider damage to an organization’s reputation. Protecting personal cardholder information is paramount.
In this context, File Integrity Monitoring should be considered an important security necessity, not just for PCI compliance, but in order to preserve the integrity of all NonStop systems.
is a complete NonStop compliance and file integrity monitoring solution from CSP, which continuously ensures that your NonStop System's security meets industry standards and regulations, including PCI DSS, SOX and GDPR.
By performing regularly scheduled compliance checks, Verify Elite's Security Compliance Monitor can ensure your compliance with both regulations and internal security policies.
And by executing regularly scheduled file integrity checks, Verify Elite's File Integrity Monitor can quickly detect if any unauthorized changes occur to selected groups of files.
What’s New in Verify Elite 2.4
Two key new features included in the latest release of Verify Elite are the new “Binder Timestamp” flag for Guardian File Integrity Check and the EMS logging options.
Security Compliance Monitor Key Features
· Pre-built customizable compliance rules
· Detailed reporting on regulatory compliance
· Includes rules for PCI DSS, SOX,
· Customizable reports
· Intuitive GUI makes compliance checking & audit reporting easy
File Integrity Monitor Key Features
· Monitors both Guardian & OSS files
· Meets PCI-DSS regulation 11.5
· Captures file fingerprints
· Full audit reporting capability
· Alerts for unauthorized changes
· Multi-Node Fileset Compare
· Easily integrated with enterprise security tools
Multi-Node Fileset Compare
The regular comparison of filesets across nodes should also be a part of the process to ensure the integrity of your files. For example, files that are replicated to backup environments or remote nodes need to be regularly compared to production files to ensure their integrity.
Verify Elite’s Multi-Node Fileset Compare feature permits the comparison of filesets located either locally or across NonStop nodes. Using the file attribute information, Multi-Node Fileset Compare can compare selected filesets across any two nodes, identifying both the matches and differences between the file attributes in each. If a discrepancy is found, investigation and possible remedial action can then take place.
For complimentary access to CSP-Wiki®, an extensive repository of NonStop security knowledge and best practices, please visitwiki.cspsecurity.com
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Why is my system running so slowly?
Is this a question you’ve ever had to ask your team about your beloved NonStop? How do you handle a performance question like this? Aren’t our systems so powerful these days that we no longer have to worry about system performance? While it is true that system performance per se is less of an ongoing concern, a drop in system performance is more like to be a red flag to tell you something more important needs investigating. You may be lucky and possess a quiet predictable NonStop application that behaves all the time. However many large-scale customers are pushing many hundreds of transactions per second through their systems, so any slow-down in transaction processing can be a large cause for concern.
A number of novel approaches have been considered to address this. In many case performance management has become a centralised function, part of the Operating Centre, where all their dashboards show their transactions rates and system performance. To achieve this the NonStop systems are delegating the performance management data to other modern platforms that can combine performance metrics from across the enterprise into a single business view that provides executive management with the data visualised exactly the way they want it.
OmniPayments takes a similar approach with its Business Analytics dashboard. Performance Management information in isolation may not inform you very much. What a user needs is a broad application view of system behaviour. OmniOffender and the OmniPayments dashboard provide a simply easy-on-the-eye method of viewing both system operation and transaction Data Analytics to illustrate graphically exactly what the system is producing for the business.
How are all the interchanges behaving? Is Visa or MasterCard processing fewer transactions than expected? What’s the status of ATMs in different areas of the country? Why are my fraud levels peaking? Why has the Visa interchange suddenly stopped communicating? These questions raise real revenue concerns for a business and need addressing quickly.
This is where an application level dashboard like OmniPayments can really make a difference to maximising revenues.
The OmniPayments Dashboard comprises OmniOffender system performance and gives you immediate information on the behaviour of your system, for example we include:
· Interchange status in Red or Green
· Transaction Approval rates in the last 20 minutes and 24 hours
· Transaction denial rates over similar periods
· Interchanges processing rates
· ATM status across their different groupings?
· E-comm traffic processing levels
· Fraud level rates
For more information on OmniOffender and the OmniPayments dashboard please follow us on Twitter at @OmniPayments, LinkedIn, visit our website at OmniPayments.com/downloads, or contact us at email@example.com
New LightWave Demo on YouTube
For the last NonStop Technical Bootcamp (TBC), NuWave put a new demo together showing how LightWave ServerTM and LightWave ClientTM might be used to modernize a typical payment engine.
ThisLightWave bank demo video goes through that demo in less than 6 minutes.
You can also find other short informative videos on NuWave's YouTube page.
TIC Software: How are NonStop Users Benefiting from REST?
all heard a lot about REST Web Services and how important they are to an
organization’s development strategy.
In this webinar, we will discuss how some NonStop customers are using the LightWave REST product suite to extend their applications, as well as share some additional ideas on what else you can do with REST and NonStop.
Tue, Mar 3, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
TIC's latest Blog: LightWave Client Connects NonStop to Financial Services
Leverage Blockchain, Geocoding, and More
In case you missed some of the latest articles from the NonStop Innovations blog, here is a summary of the latest pieces that have people buzzing. Don't forget to subscribe for updates!
How to Leverage Blockchain Technology to Benefit Your Business
RESEARCH CHAIR "ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE APPLIED TO THE DETECTION OF PAYMENT FRAUD AND TRADING"
Romain Soubeyran, Managing Director of CentraleSupélec and Philippe Préval, Managing Director of Lusis, launch the Chair "Artificial intelligence applied to the detection of payment fraud and trading". Through this partnership, Lusis and CentraleSupélec are strengthening their collaboration in the field of artificial intelligence applied to the banking sector.
The Chair supported by Lusis and CentraleSupélec provides a structured working framework allowing the two partners to carry out research work of specific interest by relying on a dedicated research team. It is housed in the Computer Science Research Laboratory (LRI), a joint research unit at Paris-Saclay University, CNRS and CentraleSupélec.
"Artificial intelligence is a game changer in the world of IT and business in general. It will completely redraw the landscape of whole sections of the industry. We want Lusis to be part of this revolution, particularly in our preferred areas of trading, payments systems, on-line banking, and customer-centric programs. For us, being an AI player means being a stakeholder in AI research. This is why we are happy and proud to be able to give a new dimension to our long-standing partnership with CentraleSupélec. Our teams like those set up by CentraleSupélec are enthusiastic about exploring these new universes,” declares Philippe Préval, CEO of LUSIS.
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TANDsoft’s FS Backup & Restore Reduces Hours-Long Backup Times to Minutes
FS Backup & Restore solution from TANDsoft Inc. sends upstream only
changed data blocks to HPE backup utilities, whose inputs normally are
whole files from disk. It addresses the challenges of NonStop customers
with hours-long backups that can create considerable delay and network
overhead within their OLTP processing environments. With FS Backup &
Restore, those hours are reduced to minutes.
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