Announcing BYOK/KYOK for IBM Cloud Hyper Protect DBaaS

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Now integrated with Bring-Your-Own-Key (BYOK) and Keep-Your-Own-Key (KYOK).

Moving confidential and mission critical data to the cloud presents data confidentiality, security, and reliability concerns. IBM Cloud Hyper Protect DBaaS allows you to provision and manage highly secure database environments for enterprise workloads with highly sensitive data, all without sacrificing performance.

You can choose from PostgreSQL and MongoDB EE enjoy the following:

  • Industry-leading security (tamper-protected)
  • Developer friendly
  • High availability and reliability
  • Industry and compliance certification readiness

What’s new?

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect DBaaS is now integrated with both standard IBM Cloud key management services: IBM Cloud Key Protect (BYOK) and IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services (KYOK). Only Hyper Protect Crypto and KYOK gives the customer full control on the keys used to encrypt its data.

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services acts as an extension to IBM Cloud Key Protect’s Bring-Your-Own-Key (BYOK) functionality, adding a powerful concept of Keep-Your-Own-Key (KYOK). With KYOK, you stay in control of your essential secure key infrastructure at any time, while benefiting from a seamless integration into IBM Cloud services.

In the case of suspicious behavior, keys can be erased, keeping the data from being decrypted. Customers can also roll their keys to allow for re-organization of the key owners or removal of access as needed. With IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Services, you fully leverage the proven technology that is co-developed and operated by large enterprises for managing and securing their most sensitive data. 

What is BYOK with Key Protect?

IBM Cloud Key Protect is a multi-tenant Key Management Service (KMS) with key vaulting provided by IBM-controlled FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Hardware Security Modules. With Key Protect, customers bring their keys to the Cloud and manage them, and IBM provides operational assurance that IBM will not access the keys.

What is KYOK with Hyper Protect Crypto Services?

KYOK with Hyper Protect Crypto Services offers two-in-one (i.e., a KMS with built-in Hardware Security Module (HSM)). The offer is a single-tenant Key Management Service with key vaulting provided by customer-controlled FIPS 140-2 Level 4 (the highest available certification) HSMs. With Hyper Protect Crypto Services, customers keep their keys protected by the HSMs they control and manage; the implementation provides technical assurance that IBM cannot access the keys.

Customers looking to safeguard highly sensitive data want to use their own keys for encryption and require complete control of their encryption keys. For these customers, using Hyper Protect DBaaS integrated with Hyper Protect Crypto Services provides exclusive control over the entire key hierarchy, including the master key of the HSM that protects the secrets. The Level-4 certification assures that the HSM is tamper-proof—it can sense any attempt to compromise the HSM via physical, chemical, or environmental changes and immediately respond by auto-erasing the keys stored, which then invalidates the data that the keys protect.

Free trial period available

Available in Dallas, Frankfurt, and Sydney, order Hyper Protect DBaaS Services now, and you can benefit from a free, 30-day trial for Hyper Protect DBaaS for MongoDB or Hyper Protect DBaaS for PostgreSQL

Learn more about IBM Cloud Hyper Protect DBaaS and check out our newest demos on the IBM Demos website.

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