IBM Security Guardium

What’s new in IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager V4.1.0.1?

By Alka Acharya posted Wed March 31, 2021 12:26 PM

  

IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager (GKLM), formerly known as Security Key Lifecycle Manager (SKLM), centralizes, simplifies, and automates the encryption key management process to help protect encrypted data and simplify encryption key management.


GKLM version 4.1.0.1 was made generally available on March 30, 2021. This new release is available for both the traditional and container editions of GKLM.


Along with defect fixes on GKLM traditional, the release offers the following key enhancements:

Improved Multi-Master cluster management
To improve the performance of a highly available Multi-Master cluster, and to improve the stability of the cluster, V4.1.0.1 introduces changes to the HADR behavior.

Enabling password-less authentication to the database using Kerberos
You can now enable Kerberos authentication for secure communication between GKLM and the Db2 database. Kerberos authentication replaces the need for using Db2 user credentials and removes the requirement of changing the database password when the operating system password changes.

For more information about this fix pack release, see the Readme.


Here are some important GKLM resources for your quick reference:

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