Tomium Activity Monitor for DB2™
Tomium Activity Monitor for DB2 is the most efficient real-time auditing technology for DB2 on z/OS. It was designed from the ground up to monitor DB2 activity at the highest levels of efficiency. The software has the smallest installation footprint of any comparable product, and operates with no need for modifications to z/OS, applications, or DB2 schema. Tomium Activity Monitor for DB2 is a stable, proven solution that is installed and protecting enterprise DB2 for z/OS sites at major corporations around the globe.
The solution collects DB2 activity data that can be streamed to any of three heterogeneous enterprise class auditing solutions: Imperva SecureSphere, or McAfee Database Activity Monitoring. The core technology and capabilities are the same regardless of which product processes the audit data.
Tomium offers flexible and powerful auditing for any combination of DB2 users, tables, plans/packages, DDL, and DB2 commands and utilities. Monitor SQL SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE for any given DB2 table. Tomium Activity Monitor for DB2 monitors both local and remote DB2 connections with easy-to-use rules that allow a user to take advantage of naming patterns. Audit data is streamed instantaneously to the auditing console.
Hardware and software costs go up dramatically when CPU utilization increases. Tomium understands this, and built the Tomium Activity Monitor for DB2 from the ground-up for the best possible efficiency. Performance and efficiency features include:
- Extensive use of available zIIP specialty processors to reduce demand on the central processors
- An “opt-in” collection model, which minimizes use of the network to transmit data
- Efficient use of z/OS memory
Tomium Activity Monitor for DB2 monitors DB2 V8, V9, and V10, and runs on all releases of z/OS supported by IBM. It fully supports data-sharing configurations.
Easy Installation and Operation
The collector runs as a single started task per LPAR. Each started task (agent) can monitor any number of DB2 subsystems running on an LPAR. The z/OS installation is quick and easy:
- A small download via FTP
- One ISPF configuration panel
- One DB2 BIND job
Tomium Activity Monitor for DB2 can be ready to run in 30 minutes.
How to buy
You have choices. Choose our technology as part of Imperva's SecureSephere or AppSec's DBProtect solutions; contact Imperva and AppSec directly for assistance. A third option is Tomium Activity Monitor for DB2 - McAfee Edition, which is available directly from Tomium. This option is ideal for existing McAfee Database Activity Monitoring customers or those that want to include McAfee in their purchase considerations.
How Tomium Activity Monitor for DB2 stacks up to the competition: