Already deeply familiar with PKZIP and the quality of its compression, Crédit Agricole began comparing PKWARE’s compression and encryption solution for IBM, PK Encrypt. They needed a solution that included PGP compatibility, since many subsidiaries were running Linux platforms. PK Encrypt works seamlessly to compress and encrypt information from IBM mainframes while also including compatibility with PGP so information can be sent securely to Linux platforms.
Not only were the quality and pricing of PK Encrypt compelling for Crédit Agricole, the familiarity with PKWARE solutions created a seamless and easy upgrade from compression to encryption. After 20 years with PKZIP, a progression to PK Encrypt was a natural fit.
With more than one hundred thousand MIPS in play, Crédit Agricole is one of the largest users of PK Encrypt. The organization is contracted for unlimited platform connections, including Linux, and PK Encrypt has already been adopted on multiple platforms.