i OS Security Vendors Tap nuBridges for Encryption and Tokenization
July 21, 2009 Alex Woodie
nuBridges has recently entered into partnerships with two i OS security vendors, Raz-Lee Security and Safestone Technologies, to provide those vendors’ i OS customers with encryption and tokenization solutions that, among other things, will help to satisfy PCI DSS requirements.
The deals with Safestone and Raz-Lee involve nuBridges Protect, a Java-based encryption tool that works with System i and other server platforms. Much of the excitement appears to be over the Token Manager module that nuBridges launched in April at an initial cost of $50,000 per server.
Tokenization is viewed as the next big thing in encryption. Instead of storing encrypted data locally, organizations can centralize their encrypted data stores, and use tokens to handle application requests for sensitive data like credit card numbers. This not only minimizes the risks inherent in handling encrypted data, it also reduces data storage costs.
Raz-Lee, which is based New York and maintains R&D in Israel, plans to sell the solution to its iSecurity customers in Israel. “With nuBridges Protect, our customers will enjoy the benefits of an all-inclusive PCI-DSS compliance solution, complete with encryption and tokenization,” Raz-Lee CEO Shmuel Zailer says in a press release.
Also reselling nuBridges Protect and the Token Manager module is Safestone Technologies, the i OS security tool vendor based in the U.K.
The partnership with nuBridges allows Safestone to provide “the best” encryption solutions to its DetectIT customers, according to Safestone chief operating officer Terry Heath. “With nuBridges Protect, we can now provide our customers with a comprehensive way to encrypt data as it moves across networks and also address a specific PCI DSS requirement,” he says in a press release.