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Syncsort Ironstream® Integration with Compuware Application Audit™ Enables Machine Learning-Driven Security Analytics

Real-Time Mainframe Data Delivered to Splunk Dramatically Improves Ability to Protect Against Internal and Cyber-attacks, & Address Compliance Mandates

Pearl River, N.Y. – May 02, 2017

Syncsort, a global leader in data liberation, integrity and integration solutions for next-generation analytics, today announced new integration between its Big Iron to Big Data powerhouse Ironstream®, and Compuware Corporation’s Application Audit software that delivers real-time machine data to Splunk®  Enterprise Security (ES) for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). The new integration dramatically improves an organization’s ability to detect threats against critical mainframe data, correlate them with related information and events and satisfy compliance requirements.

Syncsort’s recent “State of the Mainframe Survey,” ranked security and compliance mandates as the top corporate objective, and will be a key driver for technology evaluations and purchases this year. The survey showed that reducing security exposures, fulfilling audit requirements and addressing compliance requirements has become a key initiative for IT executives and IT organizations.

“Many customers with mainframes, particularly large organizations, recognize that the cost of conducting an audit, or even worse, failing a compliance mandate, far exceeds the cost of the technologies that can be put into place to help address security and compliance initiatives,” said David Hodgson, Chief Product Officer, Syncsort. “Working together with Compuware, we are helping to provide the critical data, in real-time, required to meet this challenge.”

Many enterprises still rely on disparate logs and SMF data from security products to piece together user behavior. The joint solution fully captures and analyzes start-to-finish mainframe application user behavior in real-time, enabling machine learning-driven next generation analytics.

“Real-time data collection and analysis is critical in helping IT identify trends and solve issues before they negatively impact the business,” said Chris O’Malley, CEO, Compuware. With Syncsort Ironstream delivering Compuware Application Audit data to the Splunk platform, organizations can effectively tackle cross-platform cybersecurity and increasingly burdensome global compliance mandates.”

Consistent with its Big Iron to Big Data strategy, Syncsort’s roadmap for Ironstream includes a consistent delivery of new capabilities, enabling additional data sources for operational and application intelligence to next generation advanced analytics platforms like Splunk.

Prior to this new integration, Compuware announced the integration of its Compuware Abend-AID application fault discovery and analysis solution with Syncsort Ironstream®, capturing and forwarding mainframe operational data to analytic tools such as the Splunk platform.

Syncsort allows organizations to trial its free Ironstream Starter Edition for moving z/OS Syslog and Abend-AID data into Splunk® Enterprise. Unlike a typical technology trial, Syncsort allows organizations to use the Starter Edition to move the data without a time limit.

For more information, visit Ironstream and Compuware’s integrations with Syncsort Ironstream.

For more information, see Compuware’s integrations with Ironstream,or visit Syncsort’s Ironstream page.

About Syncsort
Syncsort is a provider of enterprise software and the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions. As organizations worldwide invest in analytical platforms to power new insights, Syncsort’s innovative and high-performance software harnesses valuable data assets while dramatically reducing the cost of mainframe and legacy systems. Thousands of customers in more than 85 countries, including 87 of the Fortune 100, have trusted Syncsort to move and transform mission-critical data and workloads for nearly 50 years. Now these enterprises look to Syncsort to unleash the power of their most valuable data for advanced analytics. Whether on-premise or in the cloud, Syncsort’s solutions allow customers to chart a path from Big Iron to Big Data. Experience Syncsort at

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SHIFT Communications
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Syncsort Incorporated
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