June 14, 2005 16:01 ET

Sarbanes-Oxley Provides the Opportunity to Get the Most Out of Your iSeries

"Monitor, Manage, Maintain" Is the Mantra for Both SOX and Effective Systems Management

GILLINGHAM, UK and RALEIGH, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 14, 2005 -- The strict internal control and audit requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act may very well be helping CIOs better manage their iSeries.

"Sarbanes-Oxley illustrates what pro-active IT managers have always known. Effective systems management is more than a 'best practice' aspiration, it's the critical foundation that will determine the success of the entire organization," says Ray Wright, Managing Director of CCSS, which develops and markets the QSystems Management Suite of IBM iSeries systems monitoring software.

"In doing everything you must to comply with SOX, you could get everything you want from your iSeries," he notes.

The SOX mantra is simple, Wright notes: Monitor, Manage, Maintain. Identifying key internal controls and keeping a watchful eye on their activities will greatly reduce the opportunity for fraud. Automating the monitoring process eliminates the incidence for human error. No one can abolish risk entirely, but with the correct controls in place, any threat to the integrity of system data, or breach of SOX protocol will be immediately identified and recorded for full audit compliance.

For information about using the CCSS QSystems Management Suite for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, visit

About CCSS

CCSS, an Advanced IBM Business Partner, develops systems monitoring software for the IBM eServer iSeries. CCSS markets its solutions worldwide, both directly and through a network of agents. The CCSS QSystems Management Suite includes QMessage Monitor, QSystem Monitor, and QRemote Control. CCSS customers include such high-profile firms as Volvo, Newell Rubbermaid, Mattel, and Royal Bank of Scotland International. CCSS is based in Gillingham, Kent, England, with regional headquarters in Bonn, Germany and Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

For more information and white papers on how the QSystem Management Suite can be used for event management, systems availability, message management and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, visit Contact CCSS via email or by telephone at +44 (0) 1634 370444 in the UK (international) and at +1 (919) 573-6126 in the U.S.

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