Rocket Software, Inc., a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world’s largest corporations, announced today the acquisition of Key Resources, Inc. (KRI), a 30-year leader in mainframe security and vulnerability identification and assessment. Rocket Software’s mainframe security capabilities will be strengthened as a result of the acquisition, allowing its customers to address their mainframe infrastructure needs in the most comprehensive and holistic manner possible. Rocket Software customers will be able to standardize on their preferred mainframe security solutions with the addition of KRI.
According to a Forrester® Consulting study, more than 80% of businesses understand the importance of mainframe security. Mainframes store critical information for businesses, such as financial data, trade secrets, and customer data. However, the same study discovered that very few businesses take all of the necessary steps to protect their mainframes. I Scanning mainframes for zero-day vulnerabilities, which are a common attack vector in data breaches, can significantly reduce vulnerability and improve integrity. Businesses must prioritize mainframe security to avoid a potential crisis and keep the wealth of data that mainframes process secure.
Rocket Software customers will now have access to comprehensive mainframe solutions spanning data, monitoring, workload automation, storage, and security thanks to the combination of Rocket Software’s vast mainframe experience and KRI’s deep domain knowledge in mainframe security and assessment. Rocket Software will have more tools and services capabilities to help customers meet their security and compliance goals as workloads begin to span both the on-premises mainframe environment and the public cloud domain as a result of the acquisition of KRI.
Rocket Software partners with the largest enterprises, in all industries, to solve their most complex IT challenges across infrastructure, data and applications — with solutions that simplify, not disrupt their modernization journey. Trusted by over 10,000 customers, Rocket Software helps enterprises modernize in place with a hybrid cloud strategy, so they don’t need to re-platform or build from the ground up. The company’s 2,600 global employees work with customers to accelerate and optimize their modernization journey while meeting evolving market needs.
KRI was founded in 1988 on the principles of Integrity, Accountability, and Communication. The company began by providing mainframe security consulting services to Fortune 500 institutions focusing on mainframe security configuration and compliance audits. The KRI Security team of consultants is highly experienced with profound mainframe security software development experience and a long-standing IT security background. Today, KRI Security works with customers in the private and public sector, spanning several industries including healthcare, government, and financial services.