Townsend Security Releases Major Update to PGP Command Line for IBM z/OS

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The latest release of PGP Command Line encryption for IBM z/OS by Townsend Security adds support for conversion between EBCDIC and ASCII character sets.

These new features dramatically improve the ease of use and functionality of PGP encryption for IBM z Mainframe users.

Townsend Security, a leading authority in data privacy solutions, today announced a major update to PGP Command Line for IBM z/OS. The latest release adds new extensions to natively support conversion of text data between EBCDIC and ASCII character sets. The new features follow the same naming and usage conventions as standard PGP options and will look and feel natural to experienced PGP command line users.

Additionally, text conversion is not limited to EBCDIC and ASCII. Any character set supported on the local IBM z/OS installation can be specified for any other platform (Windows, Linux, etc.) that implements PGP, allowing text to be exchanged transparently.

“These new features dramatically improve the ease of use and functionality of PGP encryption for IBM z Mainframe users,” said Patrick Townsend, CEO of Townsend Security. “PGP is the de facto standard for encrypting data in motion and these enhancements reflect Townsend Security’s commitment to providing the best, and most secure implementation of PGP to the IBM z customer.”

“Enterprise customers deploy commercial PGP Command Line to meet compliance regulations that require FIPS 140-2 compliant technologies,” continued Townsend. “Symantec’s Command Line solution has achieved multiple FIPS validations and Townsend Security continues to ensure PGP Command Line meets FIPS 140-2 standards.”

Townsend Security is the only authorized reseller of Symantec Corporation’s PGP encryption for the IBM z/OS.

PGP Command Line for IBM z/OS is available for a free 30-day evaluation.

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About Townsend Security
Townsend Security creates data privacy solutions that help organizations meet evolving compliance requirements and mitigate the risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks. Over 3,000 companies worldwide trust Townsend Security’s NIST-validated and FIPS 140-2 compliant solutions to meet the encryption and key management requirements in PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, FISMA, GLBA/FFIEC, SOX, and other regulatory compliance requirements. Learn more at http://www.townsendsecurity.com.

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