IBM MFA features for z/VM

IBM® MFA provides a multifactor authentication solution with the typical z/VM® user experience.

The IBM MFA multifactor authentication solution minimizes additional administration and maintenance, supports single or shared database environments, and includes support for RACF® and other external security managers (ESMs) for z/VM.

IBM MFA provides the following features:
  • The IBM MFA server runs on a Linux® on IBM Z® system.
  • Uses TLS encryption to guarantee security and privacy of the data.
  • Uses a TCPIP-based protocol to communicate between the z/VM systems and the IBM MFA server.
  • Allows multiple z/VM systems to connect to one IBM MFA instance.
  • Allows specified users to log on without IBM MFA for disaster recovery and emergency.