NewEra Software's OPER tools extend The Control Editor (TCE) capabilities to Operator Commands and ESMs. TCE is a next generation change management tool that provides not only automation for tasks often associated with change activity but also extends the controls and security of RACF, CA ACF2 and CA Top Secret. The Control Editor will monitor and participate in the change process of named, essential datasets. It will automate the creation of backups and send notifications of all activity. Activities include EDIT functions, SUBMIT, and the use of operator commands. All change information captured by TCE is written into a journaling system to provide audit and recovery information.
OPER/MVS will create a log of ALL commands separate from the SYSLOG so that command activity is more transparent and easily audited. It can also provide access security to commands and enforce the use of descriptors for documentation when commands are used.
OPER/RACF is similar to OPER/MVS with the exception that it provides the same capabilities for the use of RACF commands. This is critical for RACF change activity, audits and problem resolution.