IBM Takes A Byte Out Of Crime With New Mainframe Encryption Tech

 In Data, HybridIT

When buyers get their hands on IBM’s newest line of mainframes this year, they’ll get access to a new anti-data-breach feature the company calls “pervasive encryption.” The new tech lets companies that rely on the high-powered machines for things like processing credit card transactions and airline reservations encrypt every file and database entry they store on the systems, ensuring that only specially authorized users can get access to the decoded data. That helps guarantee that even if data is stolen from the hard drive of one of IBM’s new z14 series of mainframes, it still won’t be readable to the thieves, who won’t have the digital decryption keys necessary to read it.

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