Oliver, oliver.wenzel@cibavision.Novartis.com wrote: > Hello, > > I've just downloaded Powerlock/SE from PowerTech to check security of our > AS/400 820. > > Before I start, I'd like to know about your experiences with this tool - any > gotcha's or problems to look for? > Any precautions I should take or problems with uninstalling? I work for PowerTech and can give you a couple of hints right off of the top of my head. 1) Read the Quick Install and Read me documents. They do a good job of laying out the install and the uninstall steps. It's generarlly pretty straight forward, and if you are running just TCP/IP (no PC SNA connections) you can install just about any time without disrupting users. 2) The Readme document identifies some other third party products that require special configurations - FastFax and DataMirror are the two that come to mind. Both of these products use External Data Queue calls extensively (up to 10 times a second), and can generate a lot of audit entries. If you are running either of these products you'll want to follow the steps to suppress their audit entries (in PowerLock) so that the reports are easier to digest. 3) Let the audit reports run of a week or so before you start to tighten down security. It will give you an excellent picture of how your system is really being used. This way you won't shut down access to a user who legitimately needs it, but you will get a chance to see who is downloading data in illegitimate ways. 4) Call the Customer Service Desk with any questions. We have great customer service people, and a pretty deep pool of technical talent backing them up. They like to play "Stump the Chump" with the experts, so if you have a really hard quesiton, throw it at 'em and see how we do. HTH, jte -- John Earl firstname.lastname@example.org The PowerTech Group --> new number --> 253-872-7788 PowerLock Network Security www.400security.com -- +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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