PKWARE Introduces PKZIP and SecureZIP for Linux on System z

PKWARE, Inc., a provider of data-centric security and compression software, has introduced its PKZIP and SecureZIP products for Linux on the System z operating platform.

Linux on System z has become a vital component of the enterprise data center as increased volumes of data are managed from the platform. "We [PKWARE] are committed, with each new release, to provide products that allow our customers to improve overall data center operations by reducing complexity and data management costs," states Joe Sturonas, chief technology officer for PKWARE. "This commitment has manifested in interoperable applications for all major enterprise computing platforms, allowing data to be exchanged seamlessly between operating systems. Today, we are pleased to announce full support for Linux on System z with our PKZIP and SecureZIP products."

PKZIP for Linux on System z provides file management and data compression (file size reduction up to 98%), resulting in more efficient data exchange through reduced transmission times and storage requirements, and the product integrates easily into new and existing Linux workflows to reduce storage costs and data transfer times, as well as reduce overall storage complexity, according to the vendor. The PKZIP family of products is interoperable so that data zipped and compressed on one platform can be unzipped and extracted on any other supported computing platforms.

SecureZIP for Linux on System z is a solution for providing durable data security to protect privacy, wherever the data resides. The product integrates easily into new and existing Linux workflows to add encryption for protection against data breaches, data loss, or theft. Moreover, PKWARE says, it includes the cost reduction capabilities of PKZIP and is also interoperable so that data encrypted on one platform can be decrypted and used on other supported operating systems, providing users comprehensive data protection across all major enterprise computing platforms.

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