nCipher extends key management to System i

nCipher plc announced its keyAuthority enterprise key management suite now supports IBM System i platforms (AS/400). Through a partnership with Patrick Townsend & Associates, a leading software development and consulting firm, nCipher can deliver the most comprehensive general purpose key management solution on the market.
This partnership brings together nCipher’s cryptographic key management expertise with Patrick Townsend & Associates’ extensive capabilities developing solutions for System i environments. Patrick Townsend and Associates has licensed nCipher’s key management protocol to enable its suite of encryption and data protection solutions to communicate with nCipher’s keyAuthority enterprise key management product line. Together, nCipher and Patrick Townsend & Associates will enable organizations to encrypt data on the System i and to securely manage the usage and distribution of cryptographic keys from a central location.
“As the world’s foremost experts in creating security systems for System i platforms we see growing demand from our customers to secure their data through the use of encryption,” says Patrick Townsend, President at Patrick Townsend & Associates. “One of the primary benefits of System i is that large enterprises are able to deploy a centrally managed IT infrastructure at remote locations, being able to centrally manage the encryption and cryptographic keys is therefore a must-have feature. nCipher’s keyAuthority solution gives our customers the centralized key management capabilities they need to underpin our data security solutions.”

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