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Encryption Toolkit for DB2 data

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What is MegaCryption DB2?


Today’s enterprise data centers trust the IBM® Z mainframe to process millions of transactions per day and security management tools like RACF™, ACF2™, and Top Secret™ to manage user access to critical resources. While these provide a strong foundation for data and user management, they do not provide protection against internal security breaches, nor do they provide granular encryption specifically for IBM’s DB2 database data. MegaCryption DB2 is custom built to protect DB2 data at rest. As part of the MegaCryption product family, MegaCryption DB2 follows the protocol that data can be left anywhere, so it must be protected everywhere.


As a robust yet flexible encryption solution, MegaCryption DB2 pairs transparent encryption with the high-performance database management and transaction processing of DB2, ensuring data processing and data protection across your IBM Z mainframe environment. A key management component comes standard in MegaCryption DB2, as do several of the most secure and well-known algorithms commercially available: AES-128, AES-256, DES, Triple-DES, BLOWFISH, and CAST. Through the encryption and decryption of vital sensitive data, MegaCryption DB2 aids in compliancy with US government and International regulations such as SOX, PCI, HIPAA, FERPA, COPPA, HITECH, EU GDPR, UK DPA, and more.

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MegaCryption DB2 Benefits


    Encrypt email, archives, FTP, and SSL for confidentiality beyond a secure network


    Protection via symmetric cryptography


    Seamlessly complements any communication level encryption process currently in place


    Comprehensive and cost-effective encryption of sensitive DB2 data that aids in compliancy with all major government regulations.


    Requires no prior changes to your applications.


    Robust all-in-one solution for encryption, compression and decompression, and simple key management.

How it Works


Specializing in the protection of DB2 data at rest, MegaCryption DB2 encrypts critical data at the DB2 field [column] or table [row] level. MegaCryption DB2 complements any encryption process you may already have in place for other platforms. While it does not require IBM’s ICSF in order to encrypt data, it can take advantage of IBM’s CPACF clear-key acceleration for enhanced speed during processing. MegaCryption DB2 can encrypt entire tables or just selected fields. As encrypting and decrypting data are processes that add time to any insertion or retrieval of data from a database, choosing to encrypt only sensitive fields can exponentially improve the performance of enterprise systems that tend to be backed by the DB2 database, saving your organization a great deal of time and money. Additionally, all encryption is transparent to end users and requires no changes to applications.


Designed to accommodate granular encryption of DB2 database data, MegaCryption DB2 utilizes only secure, non-proprietary algorithms to protect your most valuable business asset: your data. The AES operations within MegaCryption DB2 are FIPS-197 validated cryptographic modules utilizing 128 and 256 bit keys, while the TRIPLE DES operation utilizes the equivalent of a 168-bit key. By providing a robust ISPF front-end, MegaCryption DB2 simplifies the operational steps needed to identify and protect critical DB2 data.

Easily encrypt and protect sensitive DB2 data.

Who Uses MegaCryption DB2


Data protection should not be complex or difficult to accomplish; if it is, your organization and its staff – which may not have the time and resources to allocate to data protection in the first place – will be dissuaded from making data protection a priority. MegaCryption DB2 is designed with the global enterprise environment in mind, providing as comprehensive and cost-effective a solution as possible. Installation is quick and easy, and data encryption is available immediately upon installation. The phrase “time is money” can be applied to the enterprise data center in numerous ways – additional training, application changes, productivity downtime – and MegaCryption DB2 works to combat these burdensome factors by leveraging clear-key acceleration as well as eliminating the need to alter your applications. With its flexible design, MegaCryption DB2 caters to a variety of requirements, encryption methods, and existing security policies so you can select the security steps that are best for your organization.


Regardless of your industry, today’s data centers are facing unprecedented pressure on a global scale to comply with internal, state, federal, international, and industry compliancy mandates. There are very few organizations that are not required to protect customer and/or operational data. With data protection immediately available, MegaCryption DB2 is the perfect solution whether you are planning ahead for mandate compliancy or in detrimental need of protecting data due to your industry being targeted, widespread data breaches occurring in the media, etc. MegaCryption DB2 also protects against internal security breaches by greatly reducing the likelihood of confidential information being disclosed to unauthorized individuals thanks to its protection of data at rest. Through the utilization of MegaCryption DB2, enterprise organizations are able to successfully protect their vital data, in turn enabling their organization to eliminate security risks and violations.

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