Raz-Lee Security, Advantage International Announce iSeries Partnership
Published: April 17, 2006
by Timothy Prickett Morgan
Nanuet, New York-based Raz-Lee Security, a security software provider for the iSeries and System i server lines, said last week that it had inked a partnership with Advantage International Systems, an IBM business partner located in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Advantage International was founded a decade ago and provides turnkey iSeries and System i solutions aimed at customer relationship management, business intelligence, and high availability clustering workloads. The company is a reseller of iTera's Echo2 product for HA clustering of OS/400-based servers. The company also sells the NGS-IQ business intelligence software from New Generation Software and the System 2000 CRM suite from Vormittag Associates. Louis Suglia, CEO of Advantage International, says that he did a partnership with Raz-Lee Security because iSeries shops are worried about security these days. "You can't just have a high availability focus anymore without taking security into consideration," he said in a statement.
Raz-Lee's iSecurity suite, which was enhanced last fall, has 11 components: Assessment, Firewall, Screen, Password, Audit, Action, View, Capture, Visualizer, Anti-Virus, and Journal. These modules all plug together and interface with OS/400 and i5/OS to provide a single interface (based on a Java GUI) to manage the security of the iSeries and System i server. The security software allows end users to meet the security requirements of SOX, HIPPA, GLBA, and other government regulations. With the deal with Advantage International, Raz-Lee's iSecurity is now the product that the Florida reseller will lead with in its sales engagements. Florida is big on HA software--and will probably become more so as hurricane seasons lengthen and intensify--and adding security features to the HA clusters is something that both companies want to promote.