Yes, your reputation depends on data encryption.

Cyber-attackers loom, and regulations constantly shift. Data – whether on-prem, in flight or in the cloud – must be encrypted to remain secure and compliant. Yet selective data encryption – the traditional method – is costly, resource-intensive and forces risky decisions:

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


Nearly 15 billion records were breached since 2013. Only 4% were encrypted.(1)


The average cost of a data breach in 2018.(2)

How pervasive encryption protects your reputation

Encrypt everything

Pervasive encryption easily encrypts all data associated with an application, database or cloud service – whether on-prem or in the cloud, at rest or in flight. 

Reduce encryption cost and time

Independent research finds encryption on the z14 mainframe runs 18.4x faster at 1/20 the cost of alternatives, and does not impact SLAs.

Simplify compliance

Regulations shift, encryption strategy shouldn’t. Eliminate the need to show field-level compliance by removing users and classes of data from compliance scope.

Avoid application changes

Let your developers focus on new apps, not existing ones. Pervasive encryption protects data without requiring time- and cost-intensive app changes.

Protect data at multiple levels

Multiple layers of encryption – from disk and tape up through applications – construct the strongest possible defense against security breaches.

Keep encryption keys safe

Encryption keys are potential attack points for hackers. Pervasive encryption closes this risk by enabling you to manage and control key access.

Secure the cloud

Don’t compromise cloud security. IBM z14™ encrypts APIs 2-3x faster than competitors and easily integrates with the Blockchain High Security Network.

Reduce CPU costs

Encrypt data in bulk and at hardware and software levels, all while using just 8% of processing resources compared to most x86 platforms.

Ease network discovery

Identifying where and how network traffic is protected is labor-intensive. z/OS Encryption Readiness Technology (zERT) eases network discovery.  

Get it on the IBM z14 mainframe

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

✔ Zero application changes and no impact to SLAs.

✔ Encrypts using just 8% of the processor resources required by x86.

✔ 100% encryption of application, cloud service and database data.

Hear from customers

“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

A design thinking approach to encryption

Meet the team that tackeled security for the z14 and how they applied IBM Design Thinking to understand customer pain points. See how this human-centered approach to data protection helped them built trust with the people who matter most – our customers.

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1. Breach Level Index (this site resides outside

2. Ponemon, Cost of Data Breach Study, 2018

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