IBM Reboots Iconic Mainframe: Encrypt Data All The Time, At Any Scale

IBM today unveiled IBM Z, the next generation of a transaction system capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day. The new system also introduces an encryption engine that, for the first time, makes it possible to pervasively encrypt data associated with any application, cloud service or database all the time.

In the most significant re-positioning of mainframe technology in more than a decade, when the platform embraced Linux and open source software, the system’s advanced cryptographic capability now extends across any data, networks, external devices or entire applications, with no application changes and no impact on business service level agreements.

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