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

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John McKenny, BMC Software

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 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.

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

As SVP and General Manager of Intelligent Z Optimization and Transformation at BMC Software, John leads the R&D, Product Management and Solutions Marketing teams to innovate the mainframe to meet the needs of today’s evolving digital economy. John has over 25 years of management experience at BMC alone and, prior to joining, he led various IT management teams and strategies for 15 years in the transportation and insurance industries.

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BMC Software

BMC delivers software, services, and expertise to help more than 10,000 customers, including 84% of the Forbes Global 100, meet escalating digital demands and maximize IT innovation. From mainframe to mobile to multi-cloud and beyond, our solutions empower enterprises of every size and industry to run and reinvent their businesses with efficiency, security, and momentum for the future.