IBM Fibre Channel Endpoint Security for IBM DS8900F and IBM Z

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 28 January 2020, updated 15 June 2021

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ISBN-10: 073845835x
ISBN-13: 9780738458359
IBM Form #: SG24-8455-00
(121 pages)

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Authors: Bertrand Dufrasne, Roger Hathorn, Matthew Houzenga, Jacob Sheppard, Robert Tondini, Alexander Warmuth


This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you install, configure, and use the new IBM Fibre Channel Endpoint Security function.

The focus of this publication is about securing the connection between an IBM DS8900F and the IBM z15™.

The solution is delivered with two levels of link security supported: support for link authentication on Fibre Channel links and support for link encryption of data in flight (which also includes link authentication).

This solution is targeted for clients needing to adhere to Payment Card Industry (PCI) or other emerging data security standards, and those who are seeking to reduce or eliminate insider threats regarding unauthorized access to data.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introducing IBM Fibre Channel Endpoint Security
Chapter 2. IBM Fibre Channel Endpoint Security solution design
Chapter 3. Endpoint Security Requirements and Planning
Chapter 4. Implementation
Chapter 5. Monitoring and Maintaining the Endpoint Security Environment
Chapter 6. Managing Certificates

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