Halcyon Software Upgrades Systems Operations Suite for IBM i

Delivers Significant Efficiency Gains and Service Delivery Improvements for Data Centers

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Halcyon Software, a global leader in systems management software, today announced the immediate availability of an updated version of Systems Operations Suite, the leading monitoring and automated operations solution for IBM i.  In addition to providing full visibility of messages and alerts generated by IBM i systems, this new release adds important new features that give even tighter control of mission-critical applications and business processes.  It also enables managed service providers, corporate data centers and end-users to further automate the monitoring and management of critical tasks and IT systems to ensure they run at peak efficiency and that maximum system uptime is maintained.

According to Carole Chandler, Sales and Marketing Director of Halcyon Software, "Systems Operations Suite 5.0 has been developed in response to feedback from our User Group to ensure that it continues to meet their evolving technical and business needs.  It provides even higher levels of automation enabling organizations to achieve significant improvements in efficiency, productivity and service delivery without requiring additional manpower resources."

A new Object Monitor module can be used to check any object within the IBM i environment and allows Journal Receivers to be quickly and easily located and deleted based on age or when they were last used.  Business rules can also be set to automatically delete Journal Receivers after a certain period of time to free up large volumes of valuable disk space and increase the efficiency of housekeeping processes for IBM i systems. 

Systems Operations Suite 5.0 now provides higher levels of security protection by automating the monitoring of the IBM Audit Journal, sending real-time alerts whenever system values are changed or new entries are written.  It also ensures that important user profiles remain 'enabled' and tracks any failed logon attempts. 

If pre-configured system thresholds are breached, automatic alerts can be sent to authorized staff by email or SMS and viewed on the Halcyon Enterprise Console.  A free app is also available for Apple and Android smartphones or tablets, providing a portable view of the console that enables IT staff to manage critical applications, processes and SNMP devices.  ERP software and other core business applications can also be proactively monitored including Infor (M3 and Movex), Infor XA, System21, SAP, JD Edwards, Misys and High Availability solutions.

Another new feature is the Custom Task Monitor, which is an optional plug in module that provides an easy way to schedule simple or complex IT tasks such as calling a program or API to provide regular checking processes necessary for efficient operations.  It also enables users to receive notifications or configure automatic, corrective actions if processes fail to run as scheduled. 

Existing users can upgrade to the latest version of System Operations Suite free of charge.  For further information, please visit www.halcyonsoftware.com

About Halcyon Software

Halcyon Software is a global leader in multi-platform systems management software. With more than 20 years of delivering proven solutions and first class customer support, Halcyon's products proactively monitor, manage and automate IT operations to significantly reduce costs. Large IT outsourcing companies as well as small to medium sized corporate and public sector data centers rely on Halcyon's software to ensure their mission-critical systems, core applications and services are available 24/7.

Halcyon's solutions support IBM® enterprise class systems, including the IBM i®, AIX® as well as Windows® and Linux® platforms.

Halcyon has regional offices in the USA, UK and Australia, and a worldwide network of partners and distributors supporting the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pac territories.

Media Contact: Garrett Schut, Halcyon Software Inc., 215 240 8838 x801 / 949 481 0000, Garrett.Schut@halcyonsoftware.com

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