Protect data with centralized key lifecycle management
IBM Security® Guardium® Key Lifecycle Manager is an encryption key management tool that centralizes, simplifies and automates the key management process. It offers robust and security-rich key storage, key serving and key lifecycle management for self-encrypting applications and solutions by using interoperability protocols, including KMIP, IPP and REST, and interfaces such as PKCS#11. Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager helps clients meet regulations such as PCI DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA by providing access control, key rotation and other automated key lifecycle management processes.
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Centralized, transparent key management
Provides centralized, simplified, and transparent key management through the secure storage of key material and the serving of keys at the time of use.
Simple, secure integration
Offers simple, secure integration with supported protocols, including KMIP, IPP and REST, and interfaces such as PKCS#11.
Reduces key management costs by automating the assignment and rotation of keys.
Multiple options for deployment on bare-metal, as a virtual machine, or as a container
Deeper insights and broader integrations mean stronger data security
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Provides more efficient and simplified key management
Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager enables you to manage the lifecycle of keys by automating the creation, import, distribution and backup of keys. It enables key generation and distribution from a centralized location and groups devices into separate domains for simpler key management. It also supports role-based access control of administrative accounts.
Delivers secured key management
The solution provides cryptographically proven, end-to-end security for key serving. It offers automated replication for high-availability deployments, supports Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1, and offers users the option to use FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated hardware to enhance key security.
Enables quick assessment and investigation of digital certificate statuses
Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager’s Certificate Vision dashboard provides deep insight into the health and status of your digital certificates. Users can quickly assess the expiration of managed certificates from a central location and drill down by category for greater detail. Contextualizing digital certificates helps users understand their status, risk, expiration dates and other factors that influence network security.
The solution reduces operating costs, speeds implementation and enables interoperability with wizard-based assistance. It enables administrators to quickly configure integration with KMIP, IPP or REST-compatible devices, as well as Oracle TDE databases, and provides an administration welcome page that delivers critical notices. It offers a web-based GUI that helps ease key configuration and management tasks, including automating key provisioning, rotating keys and destroying keys.
How we price Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager
Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager requires a combination of both software and usage entitlements.
Eligible software license types:
- GKLM Basic Edition
- GKLM Container Edition for Distributed Platforms
- GKLM Container Edition for zCX
Eligible usage license types:
- Resource Value Units based on raw or usable decimal terabytes or petabytes of storage
- Device-type licenses for certain endpoints (Transparent Data Encryption Databases, VMware and others)
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