System i security vendor Raz-Lee Security Inc. announced Monday support for SSL enforcement in iSecurity Firewall, a move Raz-Lee says constitutes a major improvement in Firewall. Although many sites allow Telnet access without SSL, they often insist that ODBC access use SSL capabilities. Often times though, different types of equipment in company’s branch offices include differing levels of SSL support, giving rise to the need for security tools.
Shmuel Zailer, CEO of Raz-Lee Security said that previously “the only way to implement user to port rules was to use the OS/400 Port Restriction capabilities [which often] resulted in unacceptable performance degradation.”
Additionally, Zailer said that ” OS/400 Port Restriction does not have simulation capabilities and its logging file is not part of the standard log files provided by OS/400.” The activity log file produced is part of iSecurity Firewall’s standard log file and simulation mode is available prior to “live” implementation, preventing what may be serious networking errors.