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.
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
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