Simplify, centralize and strengthen encryption key management. IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager helps IT organizations better manage the encryption key lifecycle by enabling them to centralize and strengthen key management processes.
IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager provides a simple solution to the complex problem of key management. Traditionally, the more encryption you deploy, the more keys you have to manage. And these keys have their own lifecycles, separate from the data they're protecting - and that lifecycle has to be managed, from initialization and activation through expiration and destruction. Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager can help you better manage the encryption key lifecycle, allowing you to simplify, centralize, and strengthen your organization's key management processes.
Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager serves keys at the time of use to allow for centralized storage of key material in a secure location, a unique approach that supports multiple protocols for key serving and manages certificates as well as symmetric and asymmetric keys. Users can also centrally create, import, distribute, back up, archive and manage the lifecycle of those keys and certificates using a customizable graphical user interface (GUI).Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager's transparent encryption implementation means that keys are generated and served from a centralized location and are never sent or stored "in the clear." The embedded encryption engine in the IBM self-encrypting tape offerings encrypt and decrypt the data as it enters and leaves the drive at native tape speeds, which means both faster and more secure handling of data.