Distributed end-to-end encryption of sensitive data with SecureData

Voltage Security enhanced SecureData, supporting more environments and platforms than ever before, including end-to-end encryption across distributed environments such as those used by retail and payment processors, as well as support for z/OS and Hardware Security Modules (HSM).

For IBM mainframe customers using z/OS, Voltage SecureData now operates natively, providing a simple API that can be accessed by COBOL and other Language Environment (LE) programs to protect data, as well as an integration and scripting tool called z/FPE that enables bulk encryption and masking of z/OS data (CICS, DB2, IMS, QSAM, VSAM) – providing full end-to-end data encryption, accessible from within or outside the z/OS system. These new Voltage SecureData capabilities build upon two core cryptographic and key management innovations: Identity-Based Encryption (IBE) and Format-Preserving Encryption (FPE).

In addition to supporting distributed environments, mainframe and HSMs, the latest version of Voltage SecureData also makes it easier for customers to:

  • Manage encryption across multiple servers. Voltage SecureData allows administrators to manage several servers from a single point, speeding updates and lowering operational costs.
  • Secure data in a cross-platform environment. Supports Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, z/Linux and z/OS.
  • Encrypt databases directly. With the Voltage SecureData Command Line, customers can encrypt data directly without building a separate encryption application or creating extracts.
  • Meet compliance requirements. Includes built-in PCI audit reports, comprehensive logging across infrastructure and integration with third party log management systems.
  • Integrate encryption in existing applications. Developers can add encryption with just two lines of code; competing products require as many as 100 lines to accomplish the same task.

Interest in encryption will likely increase in the coming months, as the new president shines the spotlight on the need for data protection. President Obama’s Homeland Security agenda mandates standards for securing personal data and requires companies to disclose data breaches. In particular, he has indicated that encryption will play a key role in efforts to protect consumers. As a result, government efforts will expand beyond infrastructure protection and focus on database encryption, as well as mobile data, storage encryption, PKI and key management solutions.

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