iSeries Data Encyrption/iSeries V6R1

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Hi

 I am looking for a software solution to handle data encyption.  I need to be able to encrypt libraries, the IFS,  and perform encrypted tape back ups.    Is there a software package that will do this.

  From my research of different software packages,   I was only able to find packages that would  encrypt a library to a file,  rather than encrypt the library itself.  

   Also,  if there is a package that will encrypt an entire library of files,  what happens to the application if a user wishes to access these files.

  Please advise

 

  Thanks,

   Nick

 

 



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iSeries O/S 400 V6R1
ASKED: June 24, 2010  7:16 PM
UPDATED: June 28, 2010  7:53 PM

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  • TomLiotta
    ...rather than encrypt the library itself. I'm not sure what is meant by that. I.e., if you actually managed to do it using methods other than natively with, say, the SQL ENCRYPT_TDES() function for the data, even DB2 wouldn't be able to access the files. Can you give a little more elaboration on what you're trying to do? Tom
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  • Piano
    Hi Tom I am researching encrypting all data files in a library. All packages will encrypt a library to a save file which in turn gets backed up to tape. The data files and libraries themselves are not encypted; just the back up media. . HITECH talks about data at rest, which I believe would mean encrypting libraries. Don't ask me how this would work for the end-user who needs to access this data and do inquiries, etc. I assume that would need a key to decrypt the data file(s). Please adviise .. -Nick I hope this helps -Nick
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  • TomLiotta
    Please adviise .. Because of the potential serious complexities, I cannot advise other than to give a basic suggestion. We have had a satisfactory working relationship with Patrick Townsend Security Solutions for a number of years. I don't know of any contractual relationship between our companies at the moment, so I'm not sure what type of "disclaimer" I should include here other than what I just typed. Regardless, I am acquainted and familiar with some of the principals and their knowledge in this specific area. As a personal suggestion, I'd say contact them and ask for feasibility information. They know pretty much as much as anyone how HITECH applies to the /QSYS.LIB file system. (If you called our Support line and asked the same questions as above, I believe you would hear the same referral.) Tom
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