In CICS TS V5.1 we introduced Policy. This is a set of one or more rules each setting a threshold for resource consumption and specifying an action to be taken when it’s exceeded. You can set limits on CPU consumption and storage use as well as DB2 and VSAM file accesses. The actions CICS can take are to issue a message, abend the task or emit a system event. The last action allows you create or extend automation to perhaps send an email or SMS when an application starts behaving badly.