Wednesday, 17 February 2016
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New Mainframe Has Been Unveiled By IBM For Security Purpose

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"Z13s" Mainframe Has Been Unveiled By IBM For Security Purpose


A new version of Z13 mainframe has been unveiled by IBM for mid-sized enterprises that contain many new security features. Some features of  Z13s are:

4 TB of RAM.
It supports 8x of memory.
It also offers faster processing speeds.
The primary focus is on Security and Hybrid cloud.
It has numerous specialized processors that include(cryptography, I/O, & memory control).


IBM also says the Z13s having many new and good features as compared to the previous mainframes. The feature that differentiates it from today's mainframes is that having numerous specialized processors. 

As compared to its previous mainframes it is able to encrypt and decrypt data twice as fast. The Z13s includes new cryptography hardware which is responsible for the same. The Z13s is having a feature of faster cryptography co-processor card too that have more memory and it is responsible to speed up the Z13s cryptography functions.


The company says 

"By this function client are able to process double as many high-volume, cryptographically-protected transactions as before without compromising performance. Because of these features it equates to processing twice as many online or mobile device purchases"

IBM’s security analytics services and multi-factor authentication (MFA) have also been supported by the Z13s to ensure security and only authorized users can gain access to the system. This is the first time that, for its own z/OS operating system, the IBM company has built MFA right. IBM is also focusing on Hybrid deployments.


IBM security features enable the following things:

Security analytics and threat monitoring.
Data protection and monitoring.
Secure end-to-end hybrid cloud environment for identity management.

The company doesn't disclose about the price of Z13s mainframe even yet, but soon it quickly surpass $100,000 and it only increasing from there.

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