Guardium Data Encryption Tools Protect Different Data Types
We live in a technological world that constantly offers new innovations. However, for large organizations with entrenched or antiquated technologies, the effort to adopt new and more secure technologies can be met with severe headwinds. This should not halt the battle to protect data.
The right set of data encryption techniques and capabilities can secure data against new and emerging threats. It can also act as strategic tool set for all types of business environments — whether they have adaptable, new technology platforms or older, more rigid legacy technologies.
Because different types of encryption help clients protect different data types, on Aug. 29, 2017, IBM announced IBM Guardium Data Encryption v3.0.
IBM’s New Portfolio
With Guardium Data Encryption v3.0, IBM has expanded its data encryption portfolio beyond Guardium for File and Database Encryption to now include IBM Guardium for Application Encryption, IBM Guardium for Teradata Encryption and IBM Guardium for Tokenization. Here’s how each type of encryption helps organizations protect data:
- Guardium for Application Encryption helps application developers protect the data being consumed by new and existing applications from misuse. This offering supports field-level encryption for databases, big data platforms, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and other types of applications.
- Guardium for Teradata Encryption allows companies to protect data in Teradata databases and big data environments.
- Guardium for Tokenization helps organizations comply with corporate security policies and compliance mandates by protecting sensitive fields in databases, files, Teradata environments and applications with format-preserving tokenization. As an example, users are able to tokenize primary account numbers and personally identifiable information (PII).