The world is becoming more digitized and interconnected, which opens the door to emerging threats, leaks and attacks. The average cost of a security breach in 2013 was $5.4 million US dollars1 (USD)! Not to mention the impact a security breach can have on your company’s reputation and brand. Can your customers trust that their personal data is secure?
Analytics, mobile, social, and cloud computing all have one thing in common: They need a platform that has a deeply integrated security stack.
The IBM z13, IBM’s newest addition to the mainframe, has a rich and proven legacy of delivering a secure infrastructure. It’s built on a set of hardware security capabilities that include multi-state operation modes, storage key isolation, high speed standards-based encryption, logical partitions as well as many other features and benefits. The operating systems that can be run on the IBM z13 include z/OS, with SSL (a component of the z/OS Communications Server) to support both SSL and TLS protocols, z/VM, and Linux on z Systems.
Back in October, 2014, I wrote a blog announcing a residency to write an IBM Redpaper on End-to-end security using z Systems.
In that blog post, I discussed the reasons why reviewing security in your enterprise was so important. The cost of poor security or even loose security is just too great. In November, I ran the residency and that IBM Redpaper is currently in draft. It provides a high level architectural overview of how to secure your z Systems enterprise from end to end.