It goes without saying: sensitive data must be protected, but there are ways to reduce the cost of data security. For organizations that are faced with doing more with less, reducing data center costs is imperative. Many organizations use non-native encryption software to protect their mainframe data; however, even for large organizations, these solutions are costly to maintain in these economic times.
PKWARE helps companies lower mainframe encryption costs by using significantly less CPU than non-native, Java and USS-based encryption solutions.
As part of a cohesive enterprise strategy centered on data reduction and security, the Company consolidated three vendors to one. They calculated that the consolidation to the interoperable, multi-platform PKWARE solution will result in over $3 Million in savings compared to continuing to deploy point solutions.
|PKWARE SecureZIP||Data21 ZIP/390||ASPG Megacryption||IBM Encryption Facility||McAfee eBusiness Server|
|Native z/OS Implementation||1|
|X.509 ZIP Format|
1 Compression& symmetric encryption is native to z/OS, PKI encryption is offloaded to a Windows server
2 Not natively on z/OS – Data21 offloads to Windows server, IBM EF is Java
3 Windows, Linux, Unix OpenPGP support