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Monday, 17 July 2017 14:29

One Click and Voilà, Your Entire Data Center is Encrypted

IBM’s latest z Series mainframe, unveiled today, has a novel security feature the company says users have long wanted but couldn’t get: the ability to easily encrypt all their data, at rest or in motion, with just one click.

The 14th-generation mainframe, called IBM Z, introduces a new encryption engine that for the first time will allow organizations to encrypt all data in their databases, applications, or cloud services, with no performance hit, said Mike Perera, VP of IBM’s z Systems Software unit, in an interview with Data Center Knowledge.

“It’s a security breakthrough that now makes it possible to protect all the data, all the time,” he said. “And we’re really doing it for the first time at scale, which has not been done up to this point, because it’s been incredibly challenging and expensive to do.”

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http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2017/07/17/ibms-new-mainframe-encrypts-entire-data-center-at-once/