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Focus on Storage Benefits of System Storage technology Encrypt and Protect 0)4Ã;P]VSPÃ2L`Ã Ã 3PMLJ`JSLÃ4HUHNLYÃ ZVS]LZÃZLJ\YP[`Ã Ã WYVISLTZÃHUKÃTLL[ZÃ UL^ÃZ[HUKHYKZ BY TAMI DEEDRICK regulations, the need for encryption and key management has become more apparent, but often brings the added burdens of cost, complexity and performance. However, IBM System z* customers have a clear advantage, according to Gordon Arnold, IBM senior technical staff member. “Built into the z/Architecture* and storage for System z hardware are a number of features for doing encryption in the storage hardware and manag ing the keys on the System z platform,” Arnold says. “So IBM and System z customers have some distinct advantages in the marketplace with that combination.” Introduced last year, IBM Tivoli* Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM) plays in integral role, Arnold says. It transparently detects encryption-capable media to assign necessary authorization and encryption keys—helping solve potential problems by covering key installation, activation, management, expiration and destruction. “We’ve built in high degrees of security, simplicity and robustness in the architecture of our systems and our storage to provide a new level of data protection at very low cost and very little overhead with TKLM,” Arnold says. IBM isn’t stopping there. It’s led the charge to create a new standard for key management. E ncryption and key management have been onerous tasks in the data center. As organizations strive to comply with ever-expanding privacy and disclosure ;OLÃ9PZRZÃVMÃ+H[HÃ:[VYHNL “Organizations are just now waking up to some of the problems encryption can solve,” Arnold says. It used to be the idea that a physical data center with physical security could provide enough comfort for organizations, but the introduction of networking and the recognition of the mobility of storage media—plus the high-profile data breeches that exposed organizations to public-relations nightmares and extensive notification costs— have prompted more interest in the encryption market. Thus, IBM introduced encryption on tape drives in 1996, with the first users being mostly large financial-sector customers. IBM used a combination of public-private 42 SEPTEMBER /OCTOBER 2010

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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010
Editor's Desk:  Not So Secret Sauce
Dashboard:  Find an Extra Day
Think Smarter:  Competing Takes Equal Parts Growth and Restraint
Data Display:  Privacy:  Who Do You Trust?
Insider:  Untangling the Web of Processes and Technology
Trends:  System z as the Hub of a Workload-Optimized, Business Analytics Systems
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Expanding Beyond Borders:  IBM zEnterprise Systems Announcement Delivers a New Dimension in Computing.
Reducing Complexity:  The Next-Generation System z Server Is More Than Just a Fast, Scalable Solution
Focus on Storage:  IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager Solves Security Problems and Meets New Standards
Administrator:  z/OS Management Facility V1.12 Includes New Workload-Management and Resource-Monitoring Functionality
Developer: pureXML Extends Availability and Scalability to DB2 for z/OS
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2010