Securing your DB2 file systems with EFS

AIX encryption with DB2

From the developerWorks archives

David Tansley

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: October 25, 2011

From AIX 6.1 onwards, user created filesystems can now be encrypted, which is implemented at the file system level. This approach allows for some applications to be encrypted, with not much overhead maintenance. One such product that can be used for data encryption is DB2. The need to encrypt application data is becoming more common, especially if backups are taken and are moved off site, or the application resides on external sites. SOX even recommends that to maintain the confidentially of the data, encryption should be strongly considered. This article demonstrates how to create a DB2 database and encrypt it under AIX and looks at common EFS commands.

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Zone=AIX and UNIX, Security
ArticleTitle=Securing your DB2 file systems with EFS