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Mainframe Basics for Security Professionals: Getting Started with RACF by Tim Hahn, Mark Nelson, Barbara Vander Weele, Ori Pomerantz

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Chapter 7. Mainframes in the Enterprise-Wide Security Infrastructure

Until now, we have discussed how to interact with a z/OS system and how to administer users, set permissions, and collect and view audit reports on a z/OS system. In this chapter, we look beyond the z/OS system to understand how security capabilities on z/OS work in combination with security capabilities on other systems and security components in a heterogeneous computing environment.

This chapter reviews the concept of an enterprise and what comprises an enterprise. It introduces security functions that span an enterprise (end-to-end security). It also reviews several commonly used communications protocols and how they are used to communicate with applications running on z/OS ...

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