IBM z13s mainframe targets mid-sized business

IBM z13 Microprocessor Chip
Enterprise IT vendor IBM today announced a new mainframe — targeting mid-sized organizations – promising secured critical information and transactions.

The new IBM z13s system has advanced cryptography features built into the hardware to encrypt and decrypt data twice as fast as previous generations.

IBM is integrating mainframe technology with IBM Security software solutions to create secure foundation for a hybrid cloud infrastructure.

IBM also is offering a new Cyber Security Analytics service to z Systems customers that can help identify malicious activity by learning user behavior over time.

IBM is working with cyber security industry leaders through “Ready for IBM Security Intelligence” partner program to deliver solutions and offerings tailored to specific client needs. The new partners for z Systems are BlackRidge Technology, Forcepoint and RSM Partners.

Enterprise can face an average of 81 million security incidents annually. The incidents and threats are escalating and evolving as companies increase interactions to their network through mobile devices and cloud networks, with IDC forecasting 80 percent enterprise hybrid cloud adoption by 2017.

Tom Rosamilia, senior vice president, IBM Systems, said: “With the new IBM z13s, clients no longer have to choose between security and performance. This speed of secure transactions, coupled with new analytics technology helping to detect malicious activity and integrated IBM Security offerings, will help mid-sized clients grow their organization with peace of mind.”

Banco do Nordeste, a regional development bank in Latin America, has purchased two new z Systems to support its mobile and banking automation transformations.

Claudio Freire, superintendent of Information Technology, Banco do Nordeste, said: “Combination of performance and security on the mainframe with the openness of Linux provides us with an optimal platform to analyze user engagement and manage massive amounts of sensitive client data while keeping it secure.”

Customers can upgrade from older models to z13s, convert an owned z system to leasing while upgrading or acquiring a net new z13s. IBM is offering 90 days deferred payment for new credit-qualified customers.

Baburajan K
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