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Mainframe Security Solutions

Increase Productivity & Security Across the Enterprise

Cut your security budget while retaining the security of your enterprise. Quest offers effective, low-cost solutions (two-factor authentication, identity and access management, VTAM customization and mainframe tokens) to secure the mainframe enterprise network while also improving productivity.


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Review the capability categories below to find a solution for your specific IT challenges.

Two-factor Authentication

Strengthen mainframe security by adding a second authentication factor.

Identity & Access Management

Quest simplifies the creation and management of user identities and access control to improve the security of mainframe systems while boosting the efficiency and productivity of help desk personnel and end users.

VTAM Customization

Meet current and future operational requirements across the entire VTAM network with precision and confidence.

Browse the technology platform categories below to find solutions for your unique IT challenges.

Two-factor Authentication

Strengthen mainframe security by adding a second authentication factor.

  • Defender Mainframe Edition
    Quest Defender Mainframe Edition (ME) enhances security by enabling two-factor authentication for your entire IBM System z mainframe network or single business transactions.
  • NC-Pass
    NC-Pass allows you to increase network security by limiting users to permitted applications via a user ID and password system.

Transaction-level Authentication

Protect individual transactions or selected high-risk areas with fast and reliable two-factor authentication.

  • Defender Mainframe Edition
    Quest Defender Mainframe Edition (ME) enhances security by enabling two-factor authentication for your entire IBM System z mainframe network or single business transactions.
  • NC-Pass
    NC-Pass allows you to increase network security by limiting users to permitted applications via a user ID and password system.

Application-level Authentication

Protect specific sensitive applications with fast and reliable two-factor authentication. Users are directed via user ID and password to permitted applications only. Users can be forced to provide additional personal token authentication information either at the application level, transaction level or both.

  • NC-Pass
    NC-Pass allows you to increase network security by limiting users to permitted applications via a user ID and password system.

Network Entry-level Authentication

Create the ultimate “secure perimeter” to your System z network. By taking control of the initial network entry screen for the user, either by LOGAPPL or ACQUIRE, and by adding two-factor authentication for all or selected users.

  • NC-Pass
    NC-Pass allows you to increase network security by limiting users to permitted applications via a user ID and password system.

Mobile Phone Tokens

Use your mobile phone as a token to provide a one-time password (OTP) sent to a specified mobile number. Works with any device that is capable of receiving SMS messages or email.

Identity & Access Management

Quest simplifies the creation and management of user identities and access control to improve the security of mainframe systems while boosting the efficiency and productivity of help desk personnel and end users.

Single Sign-On (SSO)

Simplify network management support via a full-featured session manager for OS/390 or z/OS that integrates with a single sign-on and common network authentication managers. Quest provides control for thousands of terminals and one common network entry procedure for any type of user and interface to all major security systems to permit user validation and/or authentication throughout the network.

Password Synchronization

Increase productivity by synchronizing passwords across multiple systems, servers, networks and applications. The help desk burden of resetting passwords is reduced by allowing end users to access all supported systems and applications with a single password.

  • MultSess
    MultSess is a high-performance session manager that helps increase productivity in a VTAM environment by providing you with access to more than one application at a time, or concurrent access to more than one transaction within the same TP monitor.

Multi-Session Management

Increase productivity in a VTAM environment by providing end users with access to more than one application at a time, or concurrent access to more than one transaction within the same TP monitor. Quest eliminates the need to log on and off to switch between applications – significantly boosting end-user productivity.

  • NC-Pass
    NC-Pass allows you to increase network security by limiting users to permitted applications via a user ID and password system.

Profile & Password Management

Get full control of logins, profiles and passwords from existing RACF, CA-ACF2 or CA-Top Secret databases.

  • Defender Mainframe Edition
    Quest Defender Mainframe Edition (ME) enhances security by enabling two-factor authentication for your entire IBM System z mainframe network or single business transactions.
  • NC-Pass
    NC-Pass allows you to increase network security by limiting users to permitted applications via a user ID and password system.

Granular Access Control

Increase network security by limiting users to permitted applications via a user ID and password system. Use a wide variety of factors, such as time, location, target application or userid, to control access to critical mainframe systems at the application level, transaction level or both.

  • NC-Pass
    NC-Pass allows you to increase network security by limiting users to permitted applications via a user ID and password system.

Audit User Activities

Audit all actions to SMF, VSAM archive datasets or central host.

  • GoPlex
    GoPlex provides an easy to use, full screen interface which allows authorized operators to control and view users logged on to any of the PassGo's MultSess, NC-Access or NCI/XF products. This single point of control can also be used to administer and control the multiple copies of the defined products. The operator can view which PassGo products are being run, which systems the products are being run on, and which users are logged on to them.

Simplified Administration

Simplify administration with an easy-to-use, full-screen interface that allows you to view and control users logged onto Quest’s access and control products for mainframes. You’ll have complete visibility into which users are logged on, which products are being run and on which systems. Different levels of control can be defined for administrators and help desk personnel.

VTAM Customization

Meet current and future operational requirements across the entire VTAM network with precision and confidence.

  • NCI/XF
    NCI/XF is a unique programming tool for tailoring, customizing, extending and developing sophisticated Single Point of Entry VTAM network systems. NCI/XF enables every customer to implement future operational requirements across the whole network with precision and confidence.

API Tool for VTAM

Use Quest’s unique API/programming tool to tailor, customize, extend and develop a sophisticated single-point-of-entry for VTAM network systems. Design and implement any function across the network without the need to use or support Assembler.

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