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IBM Launches Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) Toolkit for Linux

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Previously available for macOS and iOS, IBM’s Fully Homomorphic Encryption toolkit is now available on Linux too. It’s packaged as Docker containers with three editions for CentOS Linux, Fedora Linux and Ubuntu Linux.

What’s so special about the Fully Homomorphic Encryption technology? Well, it makes it possible to protect your data at rest and in-flight with pervasive encryption. More specifically, FHE helps protect your data at all times without ever decrypting it.

Combined with Data Privacy Passports, the homomorphic encryption helps IBM Z clients manage who gets access to data via policy-based controls and revoke access to that specific data even if it transferred from the system thanks to data protection controls.

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IBM announces homomorphic encryption toolkit for Linux

  • IBM announces homomorphic encryption toolkit for Linux

    Global technology company IBM claims to have developed a new fully homomorphic encryption toolkit for Linux which has been made available on the source code repository GitHub for public use.

    IBM said the new technology would provide the ability to protect and process data simultaneously by Linux distributions that run on IBM Z and x86 architectures.

    It said the technology, initially suggested by mathematicians in the 1970s and first demonstrated in 2009, provided a different way to protect data privacy.

    IBM's Flavio Bergamaschi and Eli Dow said in a note accompanying the announcement that so far it had not been possible to keep data protected and processed at the same time.

Fully Homomorphic Encryption Comes To Linux

  • Fully Homomorphic Encryption Comes To Linux

    IBM has extended support for its Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) toolkit to include Linux distributions for IBM Z and x86 architectures. The move follows the launch a few weeks ago for MacOS and iOS, FHE provides a way to carry out computations on encrypted data without it needing to be decrypted.

    For normal encryption techniques, data can be encrypted at rest and in transit, but if you want to use it, it has to be decrypted, at which point it is exposed and vulnerable to attack. Fully Homomorphic Encryption avoids this problem by providing a way to work with the encrypted data.

IBM Fully Homomorphic Encryption Toolkit...

  • IBM Fully Homomorphic Encryption Toolkit Now Available For Linux

    Few weeks after becoming available for macOS, iOS, and Android, the IBM Fully Homomorphic Encryption Toolkit can be now installed on various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Fedora, and CentOS for x86 platforms, and Ubuntu for IBM's own Z architecture.

    IBM's Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) Toolkit aims to make it easier for developers to use FHE in their solutions. According to IBM, FHE can have a dramatic impact on data security and privacy in highly regulated industries by enabling computing directly on encrypted data. FHE makes away with a major debility of traditional encrypted systems, where data must be decrypted before being processed and becomes thus vulnerable to theft or tampering.

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