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New solution allows customers to encrypt data stored in z/OS Mainframes to achieve PCI Compliance and enhance performance and manageability
SafeNet Releases Encryption Solution for IBM z/OS Mainframes
Baltimore, Maryland —April 9, 2008— SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in information security, today introduced a mainframe solution which leverages Ingrian Networks’ advanced encryption capabilities to allow customers to protect sensitive information in z/OS environments. Ingrian Networks, a leading provider of data privacy solutions, was acquired by SafeNet on April 3, 2008.
SafeNet’s mainframe solution helps retail, banking, and other financial institution customers achieve PCI compliance by allowing them to quickly encrypt and decrypt critical data in z/OS environments as well as manage bulk encryptions and decryptions within flat files with the SafeNet Transform Utility.
"With the continued growth of security threats and increase in government regulations and industry standards, such as PCI, it is more important than ever for enterprises to safeguard critical data that sits in mainframe environments to protect themselves against security breaches and hefty non-compliance fines," said Jon Oltsik, senior analyst, Information Security, Enterprise Strategy Group. "SafeNet now offers a mainframe solution to quickly and easily encrypt all sensitive data within a z/OS environment while maintaining the mainframe’s manageability and the availability of critical customer data such as credit card numbers and customer records."
SafeNet’s mainframe solution consists of:
• SafeNet z/OS Application Connector – Users access DataSecure via an API from CICS, TSO, or Batch environments to request any type of data to be encrypted or decrypted.
• SafeNet DataSecure Appliance – The appliance resides outside of the z/OS mainframe where it manages encryption keys and securely encrypts and decrypts data based on requests sent from the mainframe.
To enable encryption and decryption of large amounts of data within flat files, SafeNet has developed the Transform Utility which runs under z/OS to move bulk quantities of sensitive data in and out of data stores with absolutely no impact on the environment. The Transform Utility enables the SafeNet DataSecure Appliance to rapidly encrypt entire binary files in situations where customers do not require field level granularity for protecting data.
"SafeNet’s mainframe solution provides users with a manageable approach to securing data within the z/OS environment while maintaining application functionality and performance," said Derek Tumulak, vice president of product management, SafeNet. "Thousands of enterprises across the globe use IBM’s z/OS mainframe operating system to help manage enterprise transactions and data. SafeNet’s mainframe solution seamlessly integrates with the day-to-day functions of the mainframe, providing robust security and compliance with even the most stringent mandates."
About SafeNet’s DataSecure®
DataSecure provides an intelligent, cost-effective way to protect structured and unstructured data at the data center and out to remote locations. Featuring dedicated hardware appliances and patent-pending cryptography software, SafeNet’s solutions deliver capabilities for granular encryption, seamless integration, and centralized key and policy management including:
•Retailers, financial institutions, and payment processors in adhering to card issuer security policies like the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.
•Organizations around the world seeking to comply with privacy legislation, such as California SB1386, the Europe Union Data Protection Directive, and many others.
•Financial institutions seeking to comply with Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
•Government agencies striving to adhere to the Federal Information Security Management Act.
For more information about SafeNet’s DataSecure Appliance visit: www.safenet-inc.com/DBE
About SafeNet, Inc.
SafeNet is a global leader in information security. Founded 25 years ago, the company provides complete security utilizing its encryption technologies to protect communications, intellectual property and digital identities, and offers a full spectrum of products including hardware, software, and chips. UBS, Nokia, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Bank of America, Adobe, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Samsung, Texas Instruments, the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and scores of other customers entrust their security needs to SafeNet. In 2007, SafeNet was acquired by Vector Capital, a $2 billion private equity firm specializing in the technology sector. For more information, visit www.safenet-inc.com.
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