CryptoZ: z/OS Cryptography Unleashed - Administration, Reporting, Monitoring & ICSF App Prototyping
Advanced Software Products Group / May 1, 2023
Deeper dive into your crypto infrastructure? CryptoZ is designed for Security Admins & App Developers, Sysprogs, and Hardware Engineers. Essential cryptography tools integrated under a single UI.
BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT YOUR zSYSTEM CRYPTO ENVIRONMENT
Cryptography plays a vital role in protecting today’s businesses, but like most valuable assets, it comes at a cost. And too, by their very design cryptography systems strive to hide complexity and details. While often beneficial, this shroud of mystery can also be most undesirable when attempting to diagnose a troublesome security issue. CryptoZ can help lift that veil and shine a light on a customer’s cryptography infrastructure.
Crypto infrastructures vary considerably from one customer to the next, and as such CryptoZ provides a window into many of the security components making up your infrastructure. It provides a very deep dive into ICSF, but also interacts with CPACF, RACF and z/OS for management and reporting. Exceptional conditions can be reported on, key administration capabilities are included, and an extensive security design and development prototyping interface is remarkably easy to use. Hence the CryptoZ appeal among security admins, systems programmers, security app developers and hardware engineers. Whenever you need a deeper dive into your cryptography environment, CryptoZ stands ready to assist.
CRYPTOZ: YOUR CRYPTOGRAPHY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR z/OS
CryptoZ provides quick and direct access to extensive real-time cryptography information via simple menus inside a convenient all-in-one product.
KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
• Provides extensive ‘under the hood’ access to ICSF, CPACF, RACF, and more
• Detailed reporting on keys and digital certificates
• Configuration recommendations for ICSF data sets and crypto settings
• A simple, easy-to-use UI with extensive help panels and documentation
• Customer defined exception monitoring and reporting
• Options to view, modify, and update metadata on *KDS records
• Prototyping of ICSF CSN* calls for design/development prototyping
• Very simple legacy or SMP/E install and config
WHO USES CRYPTOZ?
CryptoZ provides a vantage point from which an IT Security Administrator or Systems Programmer may survey the landscape and get an overall look at an organization’s cryptography infrastructure. CryptoZ is well suited for any organization employing z/OS cryptography to protect their assets. By providing ‘under the hood’ access to operations, admins may gain insight into various security issues and how best to address them. CryptoZ is a non-invasive product designed to seamlessly interact with existing system components. Installation and configuration are short and sweet, accommodating customers interested in trialing the product in just an hour or two.
“CryptoZ is a vital productivity tool for analyzing and managing cryptography on our mainframes. No other application provides the scope and depth of cryptography and security exploration in one simple tool.”
CryptoZ Main Menu
CryptoZ Displaying a CKDS entry
CryptoZ editing CKDS key metadata
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