BMC has announced several new offerings and integrations within the BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (BMC AMI) and BMC Compuware portfolios designed to improve threat detection and response and expand access to mainstream DevOps tools to modernize mainframe applications and increase developer productivity.
The new and expanded supervisor call screener and Unix System Service (USS) data enrichment for the BMC AMI Security solution surfaces calls that might indicate malicious activities and quickly shows user actions with superuser privileges. This solution provides all BMC AMI Security customers with an added level of security protection against compromised privileged user accounts to stop and prevent threat campaigns, insider theft, or unseen privilege levels that may lead to future attacks.
Also, the BMC Compuware ISPW solution now integrates with GitHub Actions and HCL Launch to further automate the mainframe application development and deployment process, reducing cost and complexity.
GitHub Actions and HCL Launch extend the existing built-in CI/CD integrations in the BMC Compuware ISPW solution, which include Jenkins, Git, GitLab, GitHub, VS Code, and REST APIs. With GitHub Actions, users can reduce errors and improve application quality by setting up CI/CD pipelines with automated workflows.
HCL Launch enables developers to orchestrate automated deployments across multiple environments with a single click. HCL Launch also broadens the existing CD integrations from BMC with Digital.ai Release and CloudBees Flow to make deployments faster and easier.
The BMC AMI Ops Monitor for Java Environments solution automatically discovers all JVMs across z/OS. Also, the new Workflow WiZard tool from BMC has been accepted as part of the Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe, an integrated and extensible open source framework for z/OS.