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Broadcom Top Secret and z/OS Security Server

A draft IBM Redbooks publication


Last updated on 28 November 2023

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IBM Form #: SG24-5677-01

Authors: Bill Samsoe and Dan Brunton

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    Broadcom Top Secret and the IBM® z/OS® Security Server (RACF®) are both Mainframe Security products. In some areas their designs are similar, and in other areas the designs are very different. Planning a migration from Broadcom Top Secret to z/OS Security Server RACF, without unduly disrupting an z/OS production environment, requires considerable planning and understanding. With proper planning, and perhaps with specially skilled people to assist in certain areas, the migration can usually be accomplished in an orderly way.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication will assist in understanding the higher-level issues and differences between the two products as an important starting point.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. The Value of IBM z/OS Security Server RACF

    Chapter 2. z/OS Security Server RACF

    Chapter 3. IBM z/OS Security Server RACF overview

    Chapter 4. Broadcom Top Secret overview

    Chapter 5. RACF project overview

    Chapter 6. Database migration

    Chapter 7. Administration and maintenance

    Appendix A. A Sample migration plan

    Appendix B. Security policy considerations

    Appendix C. Frequently asked questions


    Special Notices

    The material included in this document is in DRAFT form and is provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind. IBM is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the material, and may update the document at any time. The final, published document may not include any, or all, of the material included herein. Client assumes all risks associated with Client's use of this document.