Tuesday, 16 February 2016

RSM Partners Receives Ready for IBM Security Intelligence Validation As a leader in z Systems Security Consulting

Orlando, FL —Tuesday,  February 16, 2016 – Today at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference, RSM Partners, an independent consulting company focused on serving the mainframe enterprise marketplace, announced it has received IBM PartnerWorld’s Ready for IBM Security Intelligence for z Systems validation.

As an IBM Business Partner, RSM’s deep expertise in application readiness, penetration testing and security reviews provides enterprises with another layer of security to protect their cloud infrastructure and z Systems from advanced cyber security threats. In addition, RSM’s software products help ease security administration and provide clients with dashboard tools to provide a holistic view into an organization’s overall mainframe security posture.

“With more than 30 years of experience working on IBM z Systems, RSM considers the IBM mainframe to be, without a doubt, the most secure home for an organization’s critical data, especially as more companies move their workloads to the cloud,” said Mark Wilson, Director of RSM Partners. “However, just as important as having secure hardware infrastructure in place is ensuring that cloud providers have properly deployed the appropriate security tools, processes and procedures.”

Despite ‘clean bills of health’ at the enterprise level, RSM consultants often find security exposures in IT networks that represent potentially dangerous oversights and breaches. RSM’s expert deployment services and software tools, including exceptionREPORTER and realtimeDASHBOARD, build on z Systems’ embedded security technologies and leverage IBM tools such as QRadar and zSecure to deliver actionable insight to ensure clients can keep their mainframes as secure as possible.

“As a new member of the Ready for IBM Security Intelligence partner program for z Systems, RSM Partners enables clients to be even more confident about their enterprise defenses and threat mitigation processes,” said Michael Desens, Vice President and Business Line Executive, IBM z Systems.

"With new security concerns constantly emerging, we are seeing clients that want to be more confident about their enterprise defenses and threat mitigation processes," said Michael Desens, Vice President and Business Line Executive, IBM z Systems. "IBM and RSM Partners will be working together through the z Systems Ready for IBM Security Intelligence program to help clients better understand vulnerabilities and use advanced security technologies to protect their networks."

“The current security landscape is an alarming place, packed with threats from rouge individuals,” Wilson said. “Collaboration between companies and increased investment in security tools is the only way to guard against the danger these threats pose. The ecosystem of z Systems partners that IBM is building brings a focus to mainframe security that has otherwise been overlooked in the industry.”

About RSM Partners
RSM Partners was founded in 2006, evolving out of RSM Technology Limited (founded in 1972). The two companies retain close links today, both focused on serving the z Enterprise marketplace. While RSM Technology focuses purely on z education, RSM Partners has increasingly diversified its offerings over the years, now providing a comprehensive range of services, software and hardware – all z focused.