Managing Security and Compliance in Cloud or Virtualized Data Centers Using IBM PowerSC

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: A new draft version of this publication is now available

Published 30 January 2013

cover image

ISBN-10: 0738437670
ISBN-13: 9780738437675
IBM Form #: SG24-8082-00
(346 pages)

More options


Authors: Axel Buecker, Fernando Costa, Rosa Davidson, Enrico Matteotti, Geraint North, David Sherwood, Simon Zaccak

IBM Lead Architect Shawn Mullen introduces PowerSC and the Redbook


IBM® PowerSC provides a security and compliance solution that is optimized for virtualized environments on IBM Power Systems™ servers, running IBM PowerVM® and IBM AIX®. Security control and compliance are some of the key components that are needed to defend the virtualized data center and cloud infrastructure against ever evolving new threats. The IBM business-driven approach to enterprise security used in conjunction with solutions such as PowerSC makes IBM the premier security vendor in the market today.

This IBM Redbooks® deliverable helps IT and Security managers, architects, and consultants to strengthen their security and compliance posture in a virtualized environment running IBM PowerVM.

Table of contents

Part 1. Business drivers and solution overview
Chapter 1. IT security and compliance management business context
Chapter 2. Introducing the IBM PowerSC solution
Part 2. Technical concepts and deployment guidelines
Chapter 3. Security and Compliance Automation
Chapter 4. Real Time Compliance
Chapter 5. Trusted Logging
Chapter 6. Trusted Network Connect and Patch Management
Chapter 7. Trusted Boot
Chapter 8. Trusted Firewall
Chapter 9. Trusted Surveyor
Appendix A. Trusted Firewall addendum

Follow IBM Redbooks

Follow IBM Redbooks