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Smart Encryption for mainframe environments – SecureZIP for Linux on IBM® z System

Linux users have an easy-to-implement security solution for their IBM z System environments. SecureZIP software comes in two versions – Enterprise and Standard – to meet Linux and z System security needs without compromising usability or adding any integration headaches. Here are ways SecureZIP for Linux for z System can enable you to cut processing times, increase efficiency and guard your most important enterprise information.

SecureZIP for Linux for z - Standard features include ...

  • Works across all major enterprise computing platforms: Compress, encrypt and send files across all major enterprise computing platforms, including Windows desktops, Windows and UNIX/Linux servers, IBM i, and IBM z/OS.
  • Provides administrative safeguards: Users can encrypt files with passphrases, PKI, or both. For administrators, contingency keys provide access to data processed within z System.
  • Improves application efficiency and security: Through application integration, data is streamed directly to the application. This removes unneeded processing steps and adds protection of the data at its core along the way. (Click here for a graphic that explains how our application integration works.)
  • Drastically reduces file sizes: Automatic compression reduces files by up to 95%. File size reductions save processing time and cut storage costs. (PKWARE is a trusted IBM partner on compression.)
  • Meets federal FIPS guidelines: SecureZIP uses FIPS 140-2 validated encryption, conforming to requirements and best practices for sharing with government customers and clients.

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SecureZIP for Linux for z - Enterprise edition

SecureZIP for Linux for z System Enterprise includes all Standard edition features, plus ...

  • Maintains control when disaster strikes: Even if a passphrase is forgotten or a decryption key is lost, the Enterprise edition of SecureZIP provides support to retain control and security over data.
  • Supports common diretories: LDAP Directory Support Automatically locates, retrieves, and uses encryption keys stored in common directories such as Sun® Directory Server, Novell eDirectory®, and Microsoft Active Directory®.
  • Extends security into mobile & cloud: Along with usable security among internal systems and applications, the Enterprise edition of SecureZIP carries capabilities to extend encryption of data as it is increasingly accessed from mobile devices and in cloud computing environments.

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Features and Benefits

Feature Function Benefit Standard Enterprise
Application Integration Stream data directly to/from applications without staging data to disk Improve system resource efficiency
Encryption via passphrases and/or PKI Complements PKI and non-PKI environments by enabling encryption and decryption via passphrases, PKI, or both at the same time, depending on the requirements of each intended recipient

Supports X.509 RSA v3 certificates issued from recognized certificate authorities such as VeriSign®, Entrust®, Comodo®, Microsoft®, and OpenPGP Keys
Encrypt and decrypt files through business-elected method of encryption, including those files protected with certificates and/or public and private keys
Digital signatures & time-stamping Enables users to sign files with their unique digital certificates Validate the signature of signed files to ensure the sender is who they claim to be and verify that the document has not been altered or tampered with since signing (may also offer non-repudiation, tracking the signature to the creator)
Contingency key Provides administrative capabilities to ensure that anything secured will be accessible for audit and/or recovery purposes Meet business requirements and protect your accessibility to critical data
File name encryption Masks file name, file size, and other information to further protect data if it is intercepted in transit or improperly accessed Protect data from unintended recipients and internal theft by encrypting information about the file and the meta data defining its contents
Strong passphrase-based AES and 3DES data file protection Protect important files using industry standard encryption algorithms that are supported by Meet compliance requirements using strong encryption; prevent internal and external data theft
Automatic access to public keys in directories Offers an optional interface that integrates with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) compliant directories, such as Sun® iPlanet, Novell NetWare®, Microsoft Active Directory®, and OpenPGP Key Rings Locate, retrieve, and apply the public keys for certificate-based encryption and decryption with ease
Large file size support Compress files up to 8 exabytes in size Enable customers to process large files without the need to re-architect their files; support IT business requirements
Very large archive support Over 2 billion files can be included in a ZIP archive Enable customers to simplify the management of file archives; support IT business requirements
SMTP integration Distribution of compressed files to end-users simply requires adding a switch and the destination email addresses for the recipients Save processing time and development effort for file distribution to end-users inside or outside the enterprise; improve user productivity by using fewer manual steps to access zipped files
FTP integration File transfer can be added to file compression workflows simply by adding a switch to the command string Save processing time and development effort for file backup, archival, and transfer; improve user productivity by requiring fewer steps to distribute archived files and transfer compressed files
Automatic file wiping Can be configured to overwrite deleted files, up to seven times, in accordance with NSA specifications Ensure deleted information cannot later be recovered

SecureZIP® for Linux on z System

Files that contain sensitive data, whether stored or being transmitted, need to be protected. SecureZIP® for Linux on z System makes securing these files an effortless task. SecureZIP for Linux on z System extends PKWARE’s industry-leading security and compression product family to this increasingly important platform. The solution greatly reduces transmission times and required storage space while securely protecting data, in transit and at rest. The additional benefit of cross-platform compatibility makes it the ideal solution for exchanging data across the enterprise.

Access encrypted files for audit and recovery purposes with Contingency Processing*Files that have been encrypted must remain accessible to the organization. When files have been encrypted with either digital certificates or passphrases, SecureZIP’s Contingency Processing capabilities ensure that encrypted data is accessible to authorized security professionals for audit or data recovery purposes.

Exchange data securely across desktop, server, midrange, and mainframe systemsLinux on z System is just one of the many platforms that is critical to your organization and your partners. Your business must exchange sensitive data across platforms, and you need a single consistent solution to send secure data while meeting service level agreements, reducing complexity, risk and cost to your operations. SecureZIP for Linux on z System just like SecureZIP on all other supported operating systems, creates ZIP archives that are interoperable across all major platforms to ensure secure data exchange between Windows® desktops, UNIX®/Linux® and Windows servers, i5/OS midrange, and z/OS mainframe operating systems.

Process encrypted data without staging decrypted data to disk SecureZIP for Linux on z System includes Application Integration for decrypting data and streaming it directly into applications without staging it to disk. The functionality eliminates steps otherwise required, improving data protection by ensuring it is never staged to disk in the clear. Equally, applications can stream data directly into SecureZIP for seamless, end-to-end data protection, without staging it to disk in the clear. This feature eliminates security exposures to data by satisfying your auditors with a solution that reduces the potential of exposure to internal security risks.

Improving Network and Application Efficiency SecureZIP for Linux on z System compresses file size to improve application efficiency and reduce data transmission times. Moreover, it encrypts files to ensure data privacy. These tasks can be performed automatically, resulting in productivity gains by eliminating previously required manual steps. Businesses benefit by enabling your staff to focus their time on aligning IT to the company’s requirements rather than working with multiple products to perform similar functions.

Encrypt data using passphrases, X.509 digital certificates, or both SecureZIP for Linux on z System supports both passphrase- and digital certificate-based methods of encryption, offering flexible security that meets varying requirements within business environments. In comparison to passphrases, digital certificates offer higher levels of security, are easier to use, and allow secure communication with larger numbers of recipients. Passphrases provide an alternative when the intended recipient does not have a digital certificate.

Verify documents have not been altered by using digital signatures SecureZIP for Linux on z System enables users to sign files with their unique digital certificates. Recipients of signed files can validate the signature to ensure the sender is who they claim to be and verify that the document has not been altered or tampered with since signing. In addition, digital signatures offer non-repudiation – tracking the signature to the creator of the file.

About PKWAREPKWARE, Inc., the creator and continuing innovator of the ZIP standard, is a global market and technology leader providing data-centric, cross-platform data security and compression software. The SecureZIP & PKZIP product families are used by over 30,000 corporate entities and over 200 government agencies to ensure data security, portability, and cross-platform computing exchange - both internally and externally with partners. Organizations in financial services, banking, retail, healthcare, government, and manufacturing use PKWARE products daily for their unmatched scalability, ease of use, and rapid deployment. PKWARE, a privately held company, is based in Milwaukee, WI with additional offices in New York and the United Kingdom.

SecureZIP for Linux on z System
System Requirements
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4*, 5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10,11
  • 25M disk space
  • *RedHat Enterprise Linux also supports 4 “31”/32-bit OS installs
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