The IBM security guide Redbook for IBM i V6.1 is now available in draft form.
The focus is on the new security features of the System i operating system, previously called i5/OS. Those new features include:
- Extended password rules
- Encrypted disk data within a user Auxiliary Storage Pool (ASP)
- Tape data save and restore encryption under control of the Backup Recovery and Media Services for i5/OS
- Greater control of SSL encryption rules and expanded IP intrusion detection protection and actions
The 506-page Redbook (yup, 506) has 17 chapters on topics such as cryptographic support, security monitoring, and TCP/IP security.