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IBM Issues More POODLE Patches, Warns Not to Use SSLv3
by Alex Woodie

IBM i shops that continue to use SSLv3 to encrypt their communications are susceptible to the POODLE security vulnerability and could have their data compromised, IBM warned today in a security bulletin. IBM also issued new security patches that disable SSLv3 in IBM i's Java runtime. While IBM recommends moving to the newer TLS protocol, many IBM i applications still require SSLv3 and will likely break when it's disabled, IBM warns. READ MORE >

Most Innovative IBM i Products: A FHS Year in Review
by Alex Woodie

Where will IBM i products go in 2015? They will likely look a lot like 2014, which was heavy on mobile and Web development technologies, open standards, and security. Let's take a stroll through the Four Hundred Stuff (FHS) archive, now 13-years strong, and recount the top new, improved, or innovative IBM i products that we saw over the past 12 months, from a purely non-objective, editorially biased, seat-of-one's pants standpoint. READ MORE >

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BCD Advances PHP-on-i Development in WebSmart
by Alex Woodie

BCD Software has supported the PHP language with its WebSmart suite of IBM i development tools for several years. But with the last week's unveiling of WebSmart version 10.6, the Chicago-based company is allowing PHP coders to do more advanced development using object-oriented techniques thanks to the addition of Zend Framework 2 (ZF2) and PHP data object (PDO) templates. READ MORE >

Simulated Role Swaps--Maxava's Secret Weapon
by Alex Woodie

It may sound trite, but during a disaster you can expect the unexpected. No matter how much planning you put into your disaster preps, chances are good you overlooked something. It's also true that, without any planning, your chances of surviving the disaster are poor. That's why high availability software vendor Maxava puts a strong emphasis on testing using its simulated role swap (SRS) functionality. READ MORE >

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Enforcive's Cross-Platform Security Mandate
by Alex Woodie

Auditors don't really care what kinds of servers you run in your institution--they just want to be sure their security settings are set appropriately and the exceptions duly noted. Now, thanks to the new Cross-Platform Compliance offering from Enforcive, organizations can automatically monitor their compliance with security policies across IBM i, AIX, Linux, and Windows systems with a single tool. READ MORE >

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

• IBM Delivers Tech Preview for iAccess on Mobile Devices

• A Better Way to View IBM i Journal Contents?

• Jack Henry Sharpens Digital Marketing with 'Kernel'

• ManageEngine Bolsters Password Sync Tool

• IBM: CMOD for i 'Alive and Well'

Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights.  Feel free to send a letter to the editor.  Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >

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IBM Issues More POODLE Patches, Warns Not to Use SSLv3

Most Innovative IBM i Products: A FHS Year in Review

BCD Advances PHP-on-i Development in WebSmart

Simulated Role Swaps--Maxava's Secret Weapon

Enforcive's Cross-Platform Security Mandate

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

IBM Delivers Tech Preview for iAccess on Mobile Devices . . . A Better Way to View IBM i Journal Contents? . . . Jack Henry Sharpens Digital Marketing with 'Kernel' . . . ManageEngine Bolsters Password Sync Tool . . . IBM: CMOD for i 'Alive and Well' . . .

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