Xbridge Systems was founded to help prevent data loss on IBM® z Systems® with software and professional services that identify, discover, monitor and protect sensitive data assets. More than 3,500 organizations globally have IBM z Systems mainframes deployed. The potential risks from data loss for these systems are enormous as they typically house 80 percent of an organization’s critical data, according to Gartner.

With Xbridge, organizations can reduce risk and financial loss, protect brand reputation and privacy, and help ensure IBM z Systems mainframes are in compliance with internal security policies and industry or regulatory requirements, such as PCI, SOX, HIPAA, DISA and HITRUST.

 

Xbridge software and services help protect personally identifiable information (PII), personal health information (PHI), cardholder data, intellectual property, and other valuable operational assets on IBM z/OS systems from loss. The methods required to identify, track and protect data assets on z/OS systems are more challenging than on other platforms  because of the system’s inherently complex file structures and lack of support for metadata.

 

The Xbridge team invested more than 50 man-years to create and perfect patented software and professional services that overcome these complexities and protect sensitive data from loss. The experienced team of Xbridge technical and management professionals has hundreds of years of combined experience building and successfully deploying complex software for z/OS mainframes and distributed environments.

 

Many executives and IT professionals have a false sense of security about their IBM z Systems mainframes because these systems have the reputation of being the most secure available. However, unless proper access controls, system configurations and security protections are in place, IBM z Systems are just as vulnerable to attack and data breaches as any other system on the network.