IBM® InfoSphere® Guardium® Data Encryption for IBM DB2® and IBM IMS™ Databases provides encryption for DB2 for IBM z/OS® and IMS data systems. It uses IBM System z® cryptographic hardware to protect sensitive data at the DB2 row level and IMS segment level.

InfoSphere Guardium Data Encryption provides:

  • Advanced data encrypting and decrypting for data security and privacy, and low overhead.
  • Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) front-end and exit drivers for optimizing efficiency, encryption and compression capability.

Advanced data encrypting and decrypting

  • Provides DB2 edit routines and IMS exit routines using the z/OS Integrated Cryptographic Service Facility to protect sensitive data on storage media.
  • Uses the Triple Data Encryption Standard, ANSI Data Encryption Algorithm and Advanced Encryption Standard algorithms.
  • Enables you to safely use storage area networks while complying with international privacy and security regulations.
  • Provides encryption routines that are transparent to applications accessing the databases, requiring no application changes.
  • Offers the capability to specify encryption keys.

Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) front-end and exit drivers

  • Provides an ISPF front end that allows you to create and customize encryption, external compression and exit drivers.
  • Provides exit drivers to permit compression and encryption at the same exit point to avoid affecting existing compression capability.
  • Allows faster implementation through standard DB2 and IMS exit routines used during database reload.