IBM i is one of the most securable servers, often housing valuable data and critical applications. But improperly configured security settings can leave an organization exposed to internal and external threats. The 2014 State of IBM i Security Study, published by PowerTech, draws on more than a decade of research on the security settings of IBM i-based servers from a wide range of industries. The results reveal alarming defects, including poor profile management, unmonitored network access through exit points, and dangerous reliance on default settings.

The Study identifies the possible consequences of lax system security and outlines strategies to mitigate the risk of a security breach. The Study also includes clear, actionable steps organizations can take to strengthen IBM i security immediately.