Secure Web Access
Secure Web Access enables you to connect securely to the
Web-based administration functions of a remote target
system. Specifically, you can manage your mainframe’s HMC (Hardware
Maintenance Console) remotely and securely.
Unlike other products that encrypt the connection to the target system
but don’t provide adequate authentication, Secure Web Access not
only ensures the security of the data stream but also uses
role-based authentication to give you unparalleled control over who
has access to a target system (or systems) and what functions they
can perform once connected.
We recommend using a central user database to manage access to ease
administration, particularly among different
locations. A secondary central user database can also be set up and
synchronized with the primary, so that controlled
access can still occur if the primary becomes unavailable.
Using the SecureAgent® Admin program, which features an easy-to-use
graphical interface, an administrator creates user groups, grants
appropriate access privileges, and assigns individual users to one
or more groups. If used with our
SuperVision program, you can even restrict a group from issuing