Over decades, the mainframe has earned a reputation as an impenetrable cybersecurity fortress. But, of course, the mainframe isn’t Fort Knox, and as the mission-critical resource for many corporations and government agencies, it’s a prime target for internal threats and external players.
Mainframe penetration testing means testing a system's current implementation to find known or unknown vulnerabilities. For various reasons, however, this can often get overlooked by enterprises using the mainframe.
As the time-tested workhouse of the IT world, the mainframe has cultivated a reputation over the years as a cybersecurity fortress. And, in the days of the on-premises corporate LAN, it was a well-deserved reputation.