One of the biggest cybersecurity issues of the 2020s would be protecting data management and cloudification from quantum computing, against which mainframes are also unprotected. In answer to this crucial worry, SSH declares that the Tectia SSH Server for IBM z/OS, which will be launched in the near future, will include ‘quantum-safe’ capabilities.
Mainframe users would now have a simple and uncomplicated method for making their file transfers and terminal connections quantum-safe and future-proof thanks to this enhancement.
In the near future, quantum computing would pose an issue for encryption since it might make traditional cryptography obsolete. Long-term secrets are now vulnerable since transmissions can be captured and later deciphered when cryptographically relevant quantum computers are accessible.
To establish ‘quantum-safe’ connections for file transfers, remote access, and tunneling into and out of the mainframe, Tectia SSH Server for IBM z/OS may now communicate with both Tectia Client/Server and the most essential third-party programs thanks to the ‘quantum-safe’ update.
In December 2022, SSH’s quantum-safe mainframe upgrade is expected to be made available.
Tectia Server for IBM z/OS
In big IT infrastructures, mainframes play a crucial role, managing 68% of the global production IT workloads. Their widespread use can be attributed, in part, to their integrated enhanced security measures. Data can, however, easily be intercepted from data communications even though it is relatively safe when stored in the mainframe. Quantum computers will eventually be available, which will reveal the data and priceless secrets stored therein.
“Quantum safety is a cornerstone of our solution portfolio. I’m extremely proud of our progress to bring quantum-safe functionality also to the mainframe side of our solutions,” said Dr. Teemu Tunkelo, CEO at SSH. “Mainframes are extremely important in handling data in most large organizations. Because of their critical role in the data infrastructure, they need more security than normal servers, and we at SSH are happy to provide that.”