As a critical security technology Data encryption helps to ensure that data is authentic and hasn’t been altered. Data encryption algorithms turn plaintext into ciphertext that can only be deciphered with the appropriate decryption key. Data encryption also stops accidental or malicious data corruption while transmitting between storage and systems.
IBM offers a range of data encryption technologies to help safeguard your company’s sensitive data. Our products include encryption of databases and files, data at rest encryption for cloud and on-premises environments, as well as secure key management systems. Our solutions assist you in achieving your compliance and data security goals while minimizing costs and complexity.
With more employees working remotely using data encryption, the rest of the time helps protect data from unauthorized access, such as lost or stolen devices and inadvertent sharing of passwords and permission granted. It also reduces the impact on ransomware attacks and malware infections.
To establish a viable strategy for data encryption, you must start with a strong and scalable solution, and then apply it throughout your organization. The ideal data encryption solution will be transparent so that it protects data without the intervention of a human and will provide industry-leading encryption standards that are secure against threats such as side channel attacks and cryptanalysis. The solution must be scalable to support growing data volumes and easy to use to reduce the impact on productivity of employees. It is also important to manage the encryption keys to ensure that they are safe from social commonly used encryption methods engineering, phishing, and other attacks.