BMC Mainframe Solutions Advance Security with IBM z14

BMC is working to provide mainframe customers with software solutions that exploit the latest technologies, including the pervasive encryption provided with the IBM z14 mainframe.

One of the first companies worldwide to deploy the IBM z14, BMC provides mainframe database backup and recovery solutions for protecting customers, and ensuring critical business data is secure and recoverable on the z14.

By implementing the z14, BMC says it is well positioned to leverage the z14 mainframe's capabilities into its solutions, ensuring BMC customers will be able to rapidly gain access to software, including backup and recovery solutions, that takes advantage of the IBM z14 mainframe's pervasive encryption capabilities.

The IBM z14 also offers advanced security that is critical with today's security and compliance initiatives, including the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR.) The z14 mainframe makes it possible to encrypt data associated with any application, cloud service, or database. Enterprises fully incorporating these capabilities into their digital transformation and security and compliance initiatives, including GDPR, will benefit from software that has been designed, developed, and fully tested to take advantage of the IBM z14 mainframe's latest features.

A key part of the GDPR regulation, which goes into effect in May 2018, is making sure that companies' mainframe data is secure and recoverable in a timely manner.

With BMC's data management and recovery solutions for Db2 and IMS, BMC seeks to offer customers fast recovery from any data loss or corruption, proof that data is recoverable and that recovery is timely, repeatable processes to ensure continued compliance, and integrity validation for unstructured data in Db2.

"IBM Z helps clients tackle today's most difficult challenges with breakthrough technology and capability," said Ross Mauri, general manager, IBM Z. "You'd expect it to have massive transaction scale, and it does. Even better, its ability to pervasively encrypt application data at scale is second to none. IBM z14 and the solutions BMC provides can help our mutual customers accelerate their digital business journey."

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