Securing Your Critical Workloads with IBM Hyper Protect Services

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 30 March 2020, updated 04 March 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738458619
ISBN-13: 9780738458618
IBM Form #: SG24-8469-00
(234 pages)

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Authors: Barry Silliman, Diana Henderson, Elton de Souza, Jin VanStee, Jordan Cartwright, Madhuri Gangireddy, Matt Mondics, Matthew Arnold, Ravi Kumar Gullapalli, Sandeep Ambekar, Sandeep Sarkar, Sarath Chandra Mekala, Vasfi Gucer, Qi Ye


Many organizations must protect their mission-critical applications in production, but security threats can also surface during the development and pre-production phases. Also, during deployment and production, insiders who manage the infrastructure that hosts critical applications can pose a threat given their super-user credentials and level of access to secrets or encryption keys.
Organizations must incorporate secure design practices in their development operations and embrace DevSecOps to protect their applications from the vulnerabilities and threat vectors that can compromise their data and potentially threaten their business.

IBM® Cloud Hyper Protect Services provide built-in data-at-rest and data-in-flight protection to help developers easily build secure cloud applications by using a portfolio of cloud services that are powered by IBM LinuxONE.

The LinuxONE platform ensures that client data is always encrypted, whether at rest or in transit. This feature gives customers complete authority over sensitive data and associated workloads (which restricts access, even for cloud admins) and helps them meet regulatory compliance requirements. LinuxONE also allows customers to build mission-critical applications that require quick time to market and dependable rapid expansion.

The purpose of this IBM Redbooks® publication is to:

  • Introduce the IBM Hyper Protect Services that are running on IBM LinuxONE on the IBM Cloud™ and on-premises
  • Provide high-level design architectures
  • Describe deployment best practices
  • Provide guides to getting started and examples of the use of the Hyper Protect Services

The target audience for this book is IBM Hyper Protect Virtual Services technical specialists, IT architects, and system administrators.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM Hyper Protect Services
Chapter 2. IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services
Chapter 3. IBM Cloud Hyper Protect DBaaS
Chapter 4. IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Virtual Servers
Chapter 5. IBM Hyper Protect Virtual Servers on-premises
Chapter 6. IBM Hyper Protect Virtual Servers on-premises installation
Chapter 7. IBM Hyper Protect Virtual Servers key features
Chapter 8. Secure Bitcoin Wallet: A sample use case that spans multiple IBM Hyper Protect services
Appendix A. Additional material

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