Encryption Key Management for IBM PureSystems

Alliance Key Manager for IBM PureSystems

Easily Meet Encryption Key Management Compliance Requirements

Easily and affordably meet encryption and key management compliance requirements with Alliance Key Manager for IBM PureSystems and IBM SmartCloud. Alliance Key Manager provides full life-cycle key management with any encryption library, as well as on-board encryption services so that your encryption key is always kept separate from the data it protects.

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The Townsend Security Alliance Key Manager for IBM PureSystems is built on our FIPS 140-2 compliant technology and easily integrates with your databases and applications on all PureSystems platforms and operating systems, while enabling you to address audit requirements for encryption and key management as found in PCI-DSS, HIPAA, HITECH, FISMA, FFIEC, and other privacy regulations.  The symmetric encryption key management solution creates, manages, and distributes 128-bit, 192-bit, and 256-bit AES keys for any application or database running on any Enterprise operating system  (Windows, Linux, IBM i (AS/400), IBM z, AIX).  Now Alliance Key Manager is enabled on IBM PureSystems, a new class of expert integrated systems.


Deployed In Less Time

IBM PureSystems is the first family of systems offering built-in expertise, integration by design, and simplified experience.  These systems are based on “patterns of expertise” which can dramatically improve the time to value for business with changing needs.  By delivering both simplicity and flexibility in a system with integrated expertise, Alliance Key Manager can be rapidly deployed, meet performance levels that you demand and minimize downtime of the system while still managing cost.


Simplified IT Experience

Alliance Key Manager enabled on IBM PureFlex System includes integrated patterns of expertise designed to automate and optimize the deployment and maintenance of workloads. Deployment expertise can accelerate your time to value up to 100 times versus traditional systems. Consolidation and management expertise drives automation to significantly reduce manual processes that consumes too many staff hours. Optimization expertise also allows the infrastructure to flex to unexpected demands without requiring expensive surplus capacity. This system is designed to provide a simplified experience and reduce IT complexity without compromising flexibility.


Data Protection for All PureSystems Operating Systems

IBM PureSystems customers run a variety of operating systems including Windows, Linux, and IBM i (AS/400, iSeries) and on every operating system.  Customers can deploy applications written in a variety of languages such as Java, C#, PHP, Perl, Python, RPG, COBOL, and many others. Alliance Key Manager provides data protection support for every PureSystems operating system and language.  One key management solution provides encryption key management for Microsoft SQL Server TDE, Oracle database, MySQL, IBM DB2 FIELDPROC, Microsoft SharePoint, and everything else you run on the PureSystems platform.




NIST AES validation (all key sizes , ECB, CBC, CTR, OFB, CFB1, CFB8, CFB128 modes of encryption)

NIST SHA validation

NIST RNG validation

NIST HMAC validation

NIST FIPS 140-2, Level 1


Key sizes

128-bit AES symmetric keys

192-bit AES symmetric keys

256-bit AES symmetric keys



SSL/TLS authenticated secure communications

GUI console for key management

Secure web application for server management


PureFlex Client Platform Support

IBM i (AS/400, iSeries) version 7.1

Microsoft Windows 2008, 2008 R2, 2012

Linux (multiple distributions)