IBM Power: Zero Trust Data Protection from Core to Cloud

What is Zero Trust? 

Zero Trust is a cybersecurity strategy which is based on the principle that nothing, either internal or external to an organisation’s network, should be trusted. In fact, it aims to eliminate the concept of trust from the system entirely, instead using a context-based, holistic approach that allows businesses to understand and regulate how users, processes, and devices interact with data.

The journey to Zero Trust is a slow process, with the long-term aim to reduce complexity and create a mature cybersecurity environment where the right users are allowed access to the appropriate data at the right time.

Why is Zero Trust important?

Staying ahead of cybersecurity threats and protecting data when moving to hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructure is one of the toughest challenges for businesses today. However, failure to do so can have devastating consequences for organisations both financially and reputationally.

In 2021 the average cost per breach was $4.24 million, with Amazon receiving a record-breaking GDPR fine for non-compliance, which cost an eye-watering €746 million!

But enabling end-to-end cybersecurity for the enterprise cloud is no easy task and is difficult, if not impossible to achieve, if you’re trying to secure a growing attack surface with siloed teams using too many tools from too many vendors.

Why IBM Power for Zero Trust?

To address these modern security challenges, organisations need to reconnect their disparate environments and focus on a full-stack security approach that puts infrastructure front and centre.

IBM Power platform ensures the early detection of today’s biggest threats like ransomware, as well as new and evolving threats, by helping enterprises regain visibility and control of all applications, data, and workloads; supporting complex ecosystems and delivering end-to-end, full-encryption and extreme scale to ensure comprehensive security and compliance across the entire stack.

IBM Power architecture is tightly integrated for a holistic, Zero Trust security approach,  which empowers organisations to:

  • Safeguard data with workload isolation and platform integrity from the processor to the cloud
  • Simplify security without impacting performance using transparent in-memory encryption
  • Prepare for cryptography advancements like Quantum-safe Cryptography and Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE)
  • Harden cloud environments with deeper insights and automation
  • Achieve full integration across multiple cloud architectures and vendors

The platform also reduces an organisation’s data centre footprint by consolidating and optimising infrastructure and scaling core operations across the hybrid cloud, helping enterprises meet important environmental and digital sustainability goals.

By unifying environments and adopting a Zero Trust approach, businesses can cut through complexities and modernise applications and infrastructure, for a frictionless hybrid cloud experience that helps you meet data centre and security challenges on your own terms.