August 29, 2017 By Leslie Wiggins 2 min read

Data is leaking from enterprises in large quantities. Data leakage resulting from security breaches is not strictly the problem, however: The problem begins when sensitive data that is readable and accessible falls into the wrong hands. Whether those problems involve regulatory fines, brand damage or lost revenue depends on the type of data that was leaked.

Guardium Data Encryption v3.0 seeks to stop these problems in their tracks.

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).

Also new in Guardium Data Encryption v3.0, Guardium for File and Database Encryption has been enhanced to provide Live Data Transformation. Live Data Transformation allows users to encrypt files without ever taking them offline, which increases efficiency and decreases overhead, allowing organizations to protect more data more quickly.

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