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Rocket Software Survey Reveals Only 27% of Organizations are Extremely Confident in Mainframe Security Compliance

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world’s largest companies, has released the findings of its 2023 Survey: The State of Mainframe Security

For the survey, Rocket Software interviewed 250 global IT leaders at companies that employ more than 1000 people. Respondents shared information about their current mainframe security plan, whether they are integrating security into their DevOps processes, and their thoughts on introducing open-source software into workflows. 

The findings of the survey show that while many organizations run their core business applications on the mainframe, there is a marked lack of confidence among IT leaders in the effectiveness of their mainframe security compliance. In fact, the survey finds that a mere 28% of organizations feel extremely confident in their proactive response to the security vulnerabilities of their mainframes. 

Other key findings of the survey include:

  • Majority Uncertain About Mainframe and Vendor Compliance:  

With stricter standards in handling personal data and the rise in regulations such as the GDPR and PCI DSS, only 27% of survey participants are highly confident in their organization’s mainframe security compliance effectiveness.

  • Proactive Security Measures Adopted by 62% of Organizations for Open Source and Mainframe

Organizations are proactive about open source and mainframe security: 62% consistently perform vulnerability assessments and security audits, 58% continuously monitor and update open source for security patches, and 54% train developers on secure coding with open-source components

  • Challenges Remain in Integrating Mainframe Security with DevOps

Survey participants highlighted limited automation and integration capabilities for mainframe security within DevOps pipelines as their primary concern.

  • Respondent Geographies Reveal Differing Perspectives on Mainframe Security

The United Kingdom relies most on the mainframe for security purposes – with 56% of U.K. respondents citing it as the number one ranked reason for the mainframe

According to Milan Shetti, CEO of Rocket Software, “Mainframes remain the unwavering foundation of enterprise tech. As organizations embrace new approaches and emerging technologies, we’re seeing a shift in digital activity that brings both challenges and opportunities. This data makes clear the security challenge is paramount, and now is the time for organizations to not only evaluate their current practices, but ensure their business is equipped to keep pace with the rapid evolution of technology.”

Source: Business Wire, Rocket Software

BMC Selected as Overall Leader for Workload Automation in the 2023 Enterprise Management Associates Radar Report

BMC, a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, recently announced that the company’s Control-M platform has been awarded the overall highest score for the seventh consecutive time in the 2023 EMA Radar™ Report for Workload Automation (WLA) and Orchestration. BMC has held this recognition since 2010. 

The report states that “BMC brings an innovative and efficient approach to data pipeline orchestration. Its standout feature lies in its seamless extension across diverse cloud environments, enabling end-to-end workflow management with a focus on timely execution.”

According to BMC Digital Business Automation president, Gur Steif, “It was a tremendous honor to be recognized as the highest-scoring solution once again in this year’s Workload Automation Radar report. We remain fully committed to helping our customers deliver on their business modernization initiatives across an ever-growing ecosystem of applications, data sources, and infrastructures.”
Source: PR Newswire

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