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Medical Mutual of Ohio Gains Easy Access to Vital Mainframe Security Data in Real Time via Syncsort Ironstream® and Splunk Enterprise

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data and mainframe software, today announced Medical Mutual of Ohio is using Syncsort's unique Ironstream® software to make mainframe security data available in real time to the Splunk® Enterprise platform to help protect customer information stored in DB2 from unauthorized access.

Now, Medical Mutual is able to see previously hard-to-access mainframe data, alongside other security information it was already analyzing in Splunk Enterprise. Splunk Enterprise enables a consolidated enterprise-wide view of machine data collected across the business, which makes it possible to correlate events that might not raise suspicion alone, but could be indicative of a threat when seen together.

"Medical Mutual of Ohio has been using Splunk Enterprise to monitor unauthorized access on distributed systems," said Craig Fox, Security Specialist at Medical Mutual of Ohio. "Now by adding mainframe data provided by Ironstream into Splunk Enterprise, we finally have a real-time, 360-degree view that enables us to correlate all of our security data from across the enterprise and gain visibility into user-authentication data and access attempts tracked on the mainframe."

With Ironstream leveraging Splunk Enterprise, Medical Mutual has now implemented what's known as a Big Iron to Big Data security strategy enabling them to:

  • Track security events and data from multiple platforms including IBM z/OS mainframes, Windows and distributed servers and correlate the information in Splunk Enterprise for...