Enterprise security

Unmatched integrated security to protect your most critical information workloads and assets

Ultimate security: Protecting critical business assets with System z

Security is designed into System z – it is not an added on feature. System z' s rich set of built-in enterprise security capabilities can help you simplify and improve a complex set of operational security processes. System z is designed for the highest level of security for commercial grade platforms. Businesses that embrace System z can take advantage of:

Secure the enterprise with confidence

Increasing security threats are risks to sensitive business information.

Tracked, Hacked, and Attacked

Solitaire Interglobal report compares security vulnerabilities by server platform.

IBM zEnterprise security solutions

Case studies

  • Vantiv delivers ultra-secure, lightning-speed payment processing

  • Aviva in the UK transforms its mainframe auditing and monitoring capabilities with IBM Security zSecure software

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IBM Smarter Computing Executive Summit - Vantiv

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IBM Security zSecure Products at Allied Irish Bank

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Enterprise Systems Perspective – Security Ready

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zSecure for Superior Mainframe Security

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IBM provides world-class IBM mainframe technology to help today's enterprises respond quickly to evolving business conditions and with extreme flexibility. From automation to advanced virtualisation technologies and open industry standards, IBM mainframes help deliver competitive advantages for enterprises contributing and succeeding on a smarter planet


IBM's technology, solutions and industry expertise can help you find the competitive edge with a sharper understanding of your customers. Our System z solutions combine the foundation of IBM hardware, software and middleware with flexible financing and packaging options to help your business meet and overcome the challenges of doing business in the on demand world. IBM can help you develop a customer-centric view—and assist you in delivering the right solution and the right products.

Operating systems

IBM System z servers are supported by a multitude of operating systems, such as z/OS, z/VSE, z/TPF, Linux on System z and the z/VM hypervisor.

zEnterprise security white papers

Consolidated security management for mainframe clouds

Learn how to secure your private cloud on the mainframe.

Consolidating security across platforms with IBM System z (PDF, 1.53MB)

Organisations that rely on mainframes to run critical applications should consider using the mainframe as an enterprise security hub.

Enabling Your mainframe data on mobile devices

Clipper Group Analyst Report on secure, timely and speedy access to critical mainframe data from mobile devices.


Technical information

Related links

Considerations for making Systemz your ESB deployment platform (PDF, 707KB)
By Nick Burling, Andrea Greggo, Carl Wohlers and Elena Wood, IBMSoftware Group; and Paul DiMarzio and Bill Jones.

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Check out the numbers and what they mean for your business.

IBM zEnterprise System – Network Security (PDF, 707KB)
This paper describes why, for many customers, traditional network firewalls will not be required for their network traffic associated with multi-tier application workloads within a zEnterprise Ensemble.

IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager
Get actionable insight with security intelligence for mainframe environments

IDC white paper (PDF, 707KB)
Learn how you can centralize more servers, workloads, applications and data on IBM System z

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Consolidating your workloads on IBM System z can help lower your IT costs

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