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Monitoring z/OS TCP/IP Network Defenses
Tuesdays at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT) or 2 pm EDT (11 am PDT)
Learn about Monitoring TCP/IP Network Security including:
Automatic discovery of PAGENT startup JCL;
Full Image FOCUS backup and initial Control Editor backup of all Config files;
Capture/Recording of all Config updates, no matter the source;
Automatic creation of Config versioning, restore points, audit trails;
Full integration into Image FOCUS Workbench, Background and Batch Inspections;
Full integration into the IBM Health Checker for z/OS;
Notification of Inspection findings and /or Config changes via email or text;
Expanded scope of this new Inspector includes IKED, NSSD and DMD Daemons.

Preparing for Your Next Upgrade of z/OS
Tuesdays at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT) -
Just like moving to a new home, where we clean out what we no longer use; moving to your new system should also encourage you to move only those things that are still required or being used. How do you know what will be needed? What will need to be changed in your upgrade?

NewEra Software’s Integrity Controls Environment (ICE) has the tools to help you get the answers to those questions and many other questions about your z/OS configuration. Attend our webcasts to learn more about how ICE can help you save time and money in your planning and execution of your next z/OS upgrade.

A Heads up on Abend S047
Alternating Thursdays at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT) or 2 pm EDT (11 am PDT)​
Have you ever gotten a S047 abend? Many z/OS users have encountered the SO47 abend that cannot be immediately explained. UNTIL NOW. Learn about P47, an Image FOCUS function that can pinpoint and report the likely cause of the problem and FOCUS attention on a solution to S047.

ICE Tips and Tricks
Alternating Thursdays at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT) or 2 pm EDT (11 am PDT)​
As a user of the Integrity Controls Environment (ICE), you have access to a very capable and unique set of services and tools to help manage your z/OS environment. But are you fully aware of the new features and benefits that are available within ICE? Did you know there are now commands that allow for fast access to information and data collected by the ICE applications and services? There are also new inspection points to ensure operational readiness and accuracy of your IPL configuration, including more analysis to such areas as CSA usage and your External Security Manager, and user activity. 

Integrity Controls Environment (ICE) helps you create and maintain a highly available, safer and more secure IT environment for your business applications, based on its ability to:
  • Maintain and increase the availability of z/OS and therefore the access to applications that run on the mainframe;
  • Lower the cost of providing z/OS services and administration protocols while automating change management and impact review, enforcing enterprise standardization and reducing risk;
  • Extend security and controls beyond those provided by legacy security managers such as RACF, CA ACF2 or CA TSS. Reduce manual jeopardies in change management and increase real-time audit on administrative events.