New eBook! Understanding SMF Records and Their Value to IT Analytics & Security
Virtually every operational event that occurs on the mainframe – from a simple log-in attempt at a workstation to a potential access breach of secured resources – can be captured and recorded in one or more SMF record types. Syncsort’s latest eBook, “Understanding SMF Records and Their Value to IT Analytics & Security,” shows how Syncsort Ironstream® provides an easy, cost-effective approach for your organization to get a complete view of its entire IT infrastructure.
Record types change and evolve as the underlying subsystem or application evolves. Each release of z/OS and each new processor family can mean a change in the order or contents of the SMF records which creates yet another challenge in extracting information from SMF data.
As a result, organizations with mainframe systems have been unable to cost-effectively bring z/OS SMF data into their other machine data flows so that they can analyze all of it in one place.
Learn how to integrate key performance indicators and security events contained within SMF records on the IBM z/OS platform.