Introducing the Smartcrypt Application for z/OS, by PKWARE.
Smartcrypt provides data-level encryption for IBM z Systems mainframes, Smartcrypt is the most flexible, high-performance z Systems encryption solution available today. It protects both structured and unstructured data, gives customers the option to embed encryption directly into their applications, and can secure mainframe databases with field-level, length-preserving encryption.
Unlike other encryption products (including solutions that encrypt all data stored on the mainframe), Smartcrypt applies persistent protection that stays with data even after it leaves the mainframe environment. With Smartcrypt, encrypted data can be transmitted from the mainframe to user devices, web servers, or other external destinations while remaining inaccessible to unauthorized users.
How it works
Smartcrypt exploits the z/OS Integrated Cryptographic Services Facility, delivering faster and more efficient encryption/decryption processing than other non-native encryption products. Encryption performance overhead can be 5% or even less on z14 systems.
Smartcrypt delivers additional performance enhancements by using PKWARE’s advanced compression functionality, reducing file sizes between 10 to 95 percent prior to encryption. Decreased file sizes dramatically reduce demands on CPU and storage resources, improving overall system performance. No other encryption solution offers smaller files post-encryption.
Smartcrypt for z/OS is available in Standard and Enterprise editions.