Mainframe security
Strengthen mainframe security and protect your business data against cyber threats with IBM zSystems
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Cyber resiliency for today and the future

With the cyber resilient IBM z16™, you are prepared for a constantly evolving cybersecurity landscape. Protect your data from “harvest now, decrypt later” quantum attacks and mitigate the impact of disasters. Automate and simplify your compliance audit readiness to lower cost and risk. And be ready when new cybersecurity challenges arise.

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Reduce business risk

By enforcing security policy and using best practices, your organization can reduce risks to your business operations.

Closed-loop protection

A secure mainframe solution provides closed-loop, automated security intelligence and threat remediation.

Streamline governance

Simplify provisioning, governance and authorization of users, groups and resources with mainframe security.

Protect data

Comprehensive encryption and access control help guard your organization’s essential data.


Keep data protected and encrypted Quantum-safe protection

Act now to future proof your business. Start protecting your data, apps and infrastructure from future quantum threats.

Plan for crypto agility

Discover where and what crypto is used in applications to build and maintain your crypto inventory.

Encryption everywhere

Stop choosing what to encrypt. Encrypt faster and without app changes.

Centralize keys

Efficiently and securely manage keys for IBM z/OS® data set encryption on IBM zSystems and public cloud key management systems.

Protect data in flight

Protect and encrypt data flowing on FICON® and Fibre Channel links from IBM zSystems to DS8900F or between Z platforms.

Safeguard apps and workloads Securely build, deploy and manage apps

Protect mission-critical apps in hybrid multicloud environments – and use cloud services powered by Linux® on IBM zSystems to protect cloud data and digital assets.

Use a trusted execution environment (TEE)

Isolate workloads at granularity and scale to defend against internal and external threats.

Protect data in use and throughout its lifecycle

See how production-ready capabilities protect data and apps at scale.

Protect your infrastructure

Provide secure access to your cloud environment with RESTful APIs.

Identify security threats and improve compliance posture   Streamline compliance

Save time and reduce the complexity of audits with automated fact collection on IBM z16.

Expose threats

Quickly expose threats, identify vulnerabilities and simplify compliance.

Stop access

Protect against internal or external unauthorized access.

Prevent breaches

Identify security breaches before they happen and issue real-time alerts.

Monitor and enforce

Manage security and compliance in real time by auditing DB2z, IMS and data set activity.

Assess risks

Mitigate vulnerabilities and enhance security by assessing your risks.

Scan and detect

Strengthen the security of your z/OS platform by identifying potential vulnerabilities within your enterprise code for subsequent investigation and remediation.

Case studies

Atruvia AG

Reducing the impact of data breaches to safeguard clients’ reputations and economic stability.

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Banco Bradesco

Processing 1.5 billion monthly banking transactions for 72 million customers with security and agility.

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Keeping customer data secure and in compliance with regulations while improving service levels.

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Next steps

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