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Announcing Acquisition of CorreLog – Delivering Real-Time Mainframe Security Solutions

John McKenny
BMC Software
by John McKenny, BMC Software
2 minute read

Today, we are pleased to announce that BMC has acquired the assets of CorreLog, an industry-leading Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software company based in Naples, Florida with a superb reputation for innovative products, outstanding quality, and strong customer service. CorreLog specializes in providing comprehensive security and compliance software to help clients tackle growing security and compliance requirements while securing and enhancing services across the mainframe and enterprise.

Managing risk and securing an organization’s data and systems is a growing concern for many executives. In fact, the newly released BMC Annual Mainframe Survey ranked security as the number two challenge and priority for enterprises and organizations around the world. Executives are concerned with not only keeping the environment secure but proving compliance with both national and international security regulations.

Mainframe Security Blind Spots

SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) systems have long been the industry standard for enterprise network security, but the mainframe has often been left out. Without real-time mainframe event messages in your security operations center (SOC), you might be exposed to a mainframe security gap. While it’s true, the mainframe provides ultimate security and is more effective at preventing data breaches than other platforms; it is not impenetrable. It is more important now than ever, for you to fortify the critical business data that resides on your mainframe systems.

The good news is CorreLog solutions are built with compliance in mind, with out-of-the-box capabilities that will help you meet the compliance requirements set forth by PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, and many other standards. By extending real-time visibility into security and network operations and combining these capabilities with BMC’s innovations in cost, data, and systems management, we offer our customers an end-to-end view and comprehensive management of their mainframe operations.

Get to a truly self-managing mainframe

A recent study sponsored by IBM Security and conducted by Ponemon Institute found that organizations that have extensively deployed automated security technologies which use artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation save on the total cost of a breach. With BMC AMI for Security solutions, you can automatically secure your mainframe data and predict and solve problems before they impact your business. BMC is delivering on the promise of the self-managing mainframe through our Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) Solutions, and the CorreLog acquisition helps strengthen the security offerings we can deliver to our clients. We believe the combination of BMC and CorreLog’s expertise in mainframe technology is a winner and we look forward to integrating the CorreLog family and continuing to deliver the innovation and quality that you expect from BMC.

Learn more about CorreLog solutions here.

1 IBM Study: Hidden Costs of Data Breaches Increase Expenses for Businesses Study for First Time Calculates the Full Cost of “Mega Breaches,” as High as $350 Million

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John McKenny

John McKenny

As Vice President of Strategy for ZSolutions Optimization at BMC Software, John leads the Product Management and Solutions Marketing teams for mainframe solutions. Prior to joining BMC in 1995, he spent 15 years in various IT technical, management, and consulting roles in the transportation and insurance industries.

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BMC Software

BMC Software

BMC is a global leader in software solutions that help IT transform traditional businesses into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. Our Digital Enterprise Management set of IT solutions is designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized. From mainframe to mobile to cloud and beyond, we pair high-speed digital innovation with robust IT industrialization—allowing our customers to provide intuitive user experiences with optimized performance, cost, compliance, and productivity. BMC solutions serve more than 15,000 customers worldwide including 92 of the Forbes Global 100.