SDS Acquires SMA_RT Software Product from Type80 Security Software, Inc.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN and ALEXANDRIA, VA – May 15, 2017 – Software Diversified Services (SDS), a global leader in mainframe software, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the SMA_RT software product from Type80 Security Software, Inc. SMA_RT is a real-time mainframe intrusion detection, SIEM agent, and log event processing product for z/OS. The acquisition was completed on May 15, 2017. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

SMA_RT (Security Monitor Alerts – Real Time) is a renowned, patented z/OS security offering that was the first SIEM agent for IBM z/OS. SMA_RT is a revolutionary product that provides the ability to view cross-platform security event log data in real time. It provides IT security departments a true enterprise-wide view of security activity, threats, and intrusions.

SMA_RT delivers security event messages from z/OS – RACF, CA-ACF2, CA-Top Secret, DB2, CICS, FTP, and TCP/IP – to distributed security information and event management (SIEM) systems. It seamlessly brings the distributed and mainframe worlds together.

SMA_RT for z/OS has certified integrations with IBM QRadar and HP ArcSight as well as field integrations with other leading SIEM solutions, including Splunk. The SIEM agent installs quickly, uses minimal resources, and does not require extensive training, ongoing maintenance, or administration.

Jerry Harding from Type80 noted, "Our real-time z/OS agent helps protect your entire enterprise from advanced threats by consolidating and correlating log data to help prioritize security incidents. The SIEM agent facilitates compliance with government mandates such as PCI DSS, FISMA, HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, and GLBA. SDS has been reselling SMA_RT for two years and is ideally positioned to maximize its market potential."

Jim Lampi, Vice President of SDS, said, "SDS has been investing heavily in acquisitions and we are very excited about bringing another world-class security tool to our extensive portfolio of enterprise software. We will offer continued enhancements along with our award-winning 24/7 support."

The acquisition of SMA_RT builds on SDS's strategic IT capabilities and offerings, expanding the company's global presence while strengthening existing relationships with Fortune 500 and Global 2000 commercial customers, U.S. federal, state, and municipal government entities, and key healthcare providers.

SMA_RT has been deployed across four continents with commercial customers in industries such as finance, banking, payment card processing, automobile importing, retail sales, international hotel/travel, corporate management, health care, insurance, education, telecommunications, and home security.

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About SDS: Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Software Diversified Services (SDS) has licensed more than 1,000 enterprise clients worldwide with award-winning mainframe software, documentation, and technical support since 1982. SDS is an IBM Partner in Development and an advanced member of IBM PartnerWorld®. Learn more at

About Type80: Type80 Security Software, Inc., is an IBM Business Partner in software development and was founded by experts in the areas of mainframe z/OS systems programming and information security. The company draws from a diverse background, providing cybersecurity training to NATO counter intelligence, conducting enterprise-wide security assessments for companies maintaining the nation's critical infrastructure, and developing high-level mainframe applications for major financial institutions. SMA_RT software began in development in 1998, was announced in 2002, and was awarded a US Patent in 2007, making it the first real-time mainframe intrusion detection, z/OS SIEM agent, and log event processing software of its kind.

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