What EF for z/VSE can do for your business
The IBM Encryption Facility for z/VSE® (EF for z/VSE) applies the powerful encryption capabilities of the IBM mainframe to allow you to encrypt sensitive information to be exchanged with your partners, suppliers and customers. EF for z/VSE provides software-based encryption capabilities and makes use of IBM Z® crypto and compression hardware and key management.
It can encrypt single SAM files, VSAM files, VSE Library members, complete backups that were made using any z/VSE backup utility (such as IDCAMS, LIBR, POFFLOAD) or a vendor product. Encrypted data can also be exchanged between different operating systems.
Password-based creation of session keys
Uses data encryption with a randomly generated symmetric session key using AES-128 or Triple-DES algorithms.
Features asymmetric encryption of randomly generated symmetric keys using the RSA algorithm with key lengths of 512-bit, 1024-bit and 2048-bit.
Supports encryption of single SAM files, VSAM files or z/VSE Library members. EF for z/VSE can also encrypt virtual or real tapes.
Complete backup encryption
Encrypts complete backups made with any backup tool either from IBM or vendors.
Supports hardware-accelerated compression before encryption.
Provides output of encrypted data on disk, virtual tape or real tape.