What is selective data encryption?

Nearly 15 billion records have been breached since 2013 – and only 4% were encrypted.(1) Selective data encryption – the traditional method of encrypting only some data – is costly, resource-intensive and forces risky decisions:

  • What data is encrypted?
  • Where is encryption taking place?
  • Who is responsible for encryption?

What is pervasive encryption?

With pervasive encryption on IBM Z® you can encrypt all data – on prem, in flight and in the cloud. And you can do it faster and less expensively than on competing server platforms. Don’t choose which data to encrypt – encrypt it all.


9 ways pervasive encryption protects data and your business

Encrypts everything

Encrypts everything

Encrypt all application, database and cloud data.

Reduces costs

Reduces costs

Encrypt fully 18.4x faster and at 5% the cost of x86.

Simplifies compliance

Simplifies compliance

Stop removing users and data to meet compliance.

Avoids app changes

Avoids app changes

Protect data without making app changes.

Protects across levels

Protects across levels

Protect data – from disk and tape to apps.

Keeps keys safe

Keeps keys safe

Hackers love keys. Close the risk of key access.

Secures your cloud

Secures your cloud

Encrypt APIs 3x faster and integrate with blockchain on IBM Z.

Reduces CPU costs

Reduces CPU costs

Bulk encrypt data at 8% of resources required on x86.

Eases network discovery

Eases network discovery

See where your network is safe with z/OS Encryption Readiness Technology.


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Discover why analysts, press and customers are applauding the IBM z14® mainframe – and why encryption on z14 makes the world’s most secure server platform even better.

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The star that steals the show... is the pervasive encryption. That is the silver bullet that will revolutionize the industry.

Tom Connolly, Managing Director, Bank of New York Mellon

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