Important Updates to Cybersecurity Software

HelpSystems is updating the names of our cybersecurity software, including the Powertech product line. Don’t worry—the functionality of your products won’t change.

See the new names here > New, Simpler Names for HelpSystems Security Software.

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The following occurs when policies are initialized:

  • The current setting of most system values are retrieved and established as the policy for the *SYSVAL category.
  • The auto-start value and time-out value (if available) for each TCP/IP server are retrieved and established as the policy for the *TCPIP category.
  • Any exit programs registered for the most popular exit points are retrieved and established as the policy for the *EXITPGM category. Note: If you use an exit program that is not already listed in Policy Manager for IBM i, you can add it by taking option 1 from the Main menu, then option 5 on the *EXITPGM category, then press F6.
  • Programs and service programs that adopt an *ALLOBJ user are discovered and established as the policy for the *ADOPT category. Note: You can add policies for other user profiles by taking option 1 from the Main menu, then option 5 on the *ADOPT category, then press F6 to create a new template.
  • All authorization lists and users authorized to the lists are retrieved and established as the policy for the *AUTL category.
  • All of the file shares defined for the system are retrieved and established as the policy for the *SHARES category.
  • All commands that are allowed to be run by a limited capability user are discovered and established as the policy for the *LMTCMD category.
  • All job descriptions that specifically name a user profile are discovered and established as the policy for the *JOBD category.
  • User-written programs, service programs and commands created into the library QSYS are discovered and established as the policy for the *USROBJ category.

Authorities to the CRTLIB, MKDIR, CRTDIR and STRTCPSVR commands are retrieved and established as the policy for the *CMDAUT category. Note: You may have other commands that you want to ensure are properly secured. You can add those by taking option 1 from the Main menu, then option 5 on the *CMDAUT category, then press F6 to add a new command.


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Last Modified On: October 17, 2018