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Topics & Trends: Privacy in the Data Center

Data center security used to be easier to implement. In fact, there was a time when data center managers could see all the inputs and outputs to the mainframe in one or two rooms. New technology and constant market pressures have caused simple data center security to be a thing of the past.

While bad publicity and enforced legal requirements are pushing IT security agendas, consumer sentiment is also a major driver in the changing landscape of data privacy. Consumers are demanding stricter security, as increasing amounts of their Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is digitized and the staggering amount of data breaches grows to new heights.

Product News: PKWARE Helps Customers Conform to NIST Data Security Updates

PKWARE invests considerable time monitoring regulatory changes and anticipating how they may affect our PKZIP® and SecureZIP® customers.

Recently, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a change to one of their standards that organizations using FIPS Mode for encryption processing will want to accommodate. If FIPS Mode processing is important for your data protection or compliance policies, you will need to update your PKZIP or SecureZIP software prior to the end of 2010.

Product News: SecureZIP® and PKZIP® Offer Day One Support of Microsoft Office® 2010

Users of Microsoft Office 2010 looking to further enhance the product’s features and functionality will find that new versions of PKZIP and SecureZIP provide a solution with unparalleled usability.

PKZIP and SecureZIP for Windows desktop reduce file size to save valuable storage space and protect sensitive files created within Outlook®, Word®, Excel®, and PowerPoint®. In addition, the products also help enterprise and government customers meet growing regulatory compliance and audit concerns and maintain control over the use of encryption and compression in their organization across multiple computing platforms.

Company News: New Online Forums for PKZIP® and SecureZIP® for z/OS® Users

PKWARE® invites you to join two newly created Users Forums on LinkedIn.com. SecureZIP for z/OS Users Forum and PKZIP for z/OS Users Forum provide an interactive environment where users can exchange questions, share industry expertise, and help influence future development of PKWARE products on the z/OS platform.