Databeam Adds Security Component to Suite
April 24, 2012 Alex Woodie
Databeam, a Rochester, Minnesota-based developer of power tools for the IBM i server, last month unveiled version 3 of its software suite. The new version of Databeam includes updates to existing tools, dataCapture and dataAlert. The company has added a new component, called dataSecurity, which alerts administrators to potential security breaches.
Databeam unveiled its first IBM i offerings about a year ago when it launched version 1 of its eponymous Databeam Suite. The software, which it developed with fellow Rochester developers at Centerfield Technology , is a tool that has two components: dataCapture, a query and filter tool for the IBM i audit journal, and dataAlert, which builds off dataCapture to provide managers and customers with instant notification of IBM i events detected in the audit journal. The company gives away dataCapture, and charges $1,500 per LPAR for dataAlert.
In March, the vendor added a third leg to the Databeam Server suite with dataSecurity. The new software collects data and generates reports from QAUDJRN entries. It also works with dataAlert to send notifications when user-specified conditions occur in QAUDJRN data, the vendor says.
Databeam has made many other enhancements with version 3. For example, the reporting capabilities of the Databeam suite has been enhanced to support the scheduling of custom SQL query jobs. DataAlert users also gain the capability to run scheduled report at the current time, in interactive mode.
The alerting function of dataAlert has also been enhanced to allow administrators to receive more detailed information when the software detects an anomaly. With version 3, dataAlert gets the capability to generate alerts that contain reports made with custom SQL. The software also can send customized email notifications (with variable data in the subject line and body of the email) from the server. Previously, emails could only be sent from the Windows client portion of the software, and they couldn’t be customized. Users can also resend alerts.
The Databeam GUI has been enhanced in several ways. For starters, the graphical interface now sports tabs for each of the three Databeam tools. Users who work with just one tool will now only see the icons for that tool. The vendor also added a GUI error log (GUIERRLOG).
Various bugs and issues have also been fixed with this release, which is available now from data-beam.com.