Protect data with centralized key lifecycle management

IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager centralizes, simplifies, and automates the encryption key management process to help protect encrypted data and simplify encryption key management. It offers secure and robust key storage, key serving, and key lifecycle management for self-encrypting applications and solutions using interoperability protocols including KMIP, IPP and REST. Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager helps customers meet regulations including PCI DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley, and HIPAA by providing access control, key rotation, and other automated key lifecycle management processes.

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Why Guardium

Customers realize value quickly with the full set of Guardium features

reduction in audit prep with automated compliance audit and reporting

billion security events per day in 130+ countries monitored by IBM for constant vigilance

hours of DBA time saved with automated processes


Centralized, transparent key management

Provides centralized, simplified, and transparent key management through the secure storage of key material and the serving of keys at the time of use.

Simple, secure integration

Offers simple, secure integration with supported protocols including KMIP, IPP and REST.

Lower costs

Reduces key management costs by automating the assignment and rotation of keys.

Flexible deployment

Multiple options for deployment on bare-metal, as a virtual machine, or as a container


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What You Need to Know About Data Encryption

Learn all about the basics of data encryption, including different types and how it works.

Try a Key Management System

Learn how an encryption key management system keeps data secure from unauthorized use, alteration, exfiltration or deletion.

Technical specifications

See the IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager supported devices.

Technical documentation

See the latest on all IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager version 4 and 3 releases.

System requirements

See the support matrix for hardware, operating systems, browsers, hypervisors, middleware, HSMs, and KMIP.

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Next steps

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