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Backup Encryption / Tape Encryption

Protect sensitive backup media using Crypto Complete

Crypto Complete offers native backup (tape) encryption for IBM i (iSeries) customers that wish to protect their sensitive backup media. This encryption is provided by commands in Crypto Complete which can encrypt and save entire libraries or individual objects. Symmetric keys or passphrases can be used to protect the encrypted backups.

AES encryption is implemented to provide strong protection for your backups. AES follows standard (non-proprietary) specifications as published by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Crypto Complete supports key lengths of AES128, AES192 and AES256.

The IBM i backup (tape) encryption provided in Crypto Complete allows organizations to comply with PCI DSS requirements, state privacy laws and federal regulations such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley.

Additional benefits of Crypto Complete's backup encryption:

  • Crypto Complete is a pure software solution requiring no additional hardware.
  • Customers can utilize their existing tape devices.
  • Encrypted backups can be targeted to a tape device, virtual backup devices and the IFS.
  • Backup/restore commands can be integrated quickly into existing backup processes.
  • Encrypt entire libraries or selected objects.
  • No intermediate save files are generated, saving disk space and time.
  • Includes an integrated key management system that resides on the IBM i.
  • Key labels can be stored with encrypted backups, so you don't have to remember which key to use to decrypt/restore a backup.
  • Disaster recovery is simplified since no special devices are required to restore.

Crypto Complete's backup and restore commands can be entered on the IBM i command line, placed in CL programs, incorporated in BRMS and used in job schedulers on the IBM i.

Backup encryption menu:

Backup Encryption

Example of command to encrypt and save libraries:

Tape Encryption

Native commands are also provided to restore/decrypt libraries, objects and IFS files which were saved using Crypto Complete's backup commands. 

Crypto Complete's backup encryption commands can be incorporated into IBM’s BRMS package. Contact Linoma Software for the BRMS integration instructions.

The IBM i is also referred to as System i, iSeries, AS/400, AS400 and i5