PKWARE(R) Introduces PKZIP(R) and SecureZIP(R) for Linux(R) on System z(R); Benefits of PKWARE Products for Linux Extended to Mainframe Environment

Sep 30, 2010 (04:09 PM EDT)

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- PKWARE, Inc., a leading provider of data-centric security and compression software, today introduced their PKZIP and SecureZIP products for Linux on the System z operating platform. With this release, PKWARE is able to extend the reliable benefits of PKZIP and SecureZIP for Linux to the mainframe environment.

Linux on System z has become a vital component of the enterprise data center as increased volumes of data are managed from the platform. "We [PKWARE] are committed, with each new release, to provide products that allow our customers to improve overall data center operations by reducing complexity and data management costs," said Joe Sturonas, Chief Technology Officer for PKWARE. "This commitment has manifested in interoperable applications for all major enterprise computing platforms, allowing data to be exchanged seamlessly between operating systems. Today, we are pleased to announce full support for Linux on System z with our PKZIP and SecureZIP products."

PKZIP for Linux on System z provides file management and data compression (file size reduction up to 98%), resulting in more efficient data exchange through reduced transmission times and storage requirements. The product integrates easily into new and existing Linux workflows to reduce storage costs and data transfer times, as well as reduce overall storage complexity. The PKZIP family of products is interoperable so that data zipped and compressed on one platform can be unzipped and extracted on any other supported computing platforms.

SecureZIP for Linux on System z is an optimal solution for providing durable data security to protect privacy, wherever the data resides. The product integrates easily into new and existing Linux workflows to add encryption for protection against data breaches, data loss, or theft. Moreover, it includes the cost reduction capabilities of PKZIP and is also interoperable so that data encrypted on one platform can be decrypted and used on other supported operating systems, providing users comprehensive data protection across all major enterprise computing platforms.

PKZIP and SecureZIP for Linux on System z are available immediately. Please visit for additional information, free 30-day evaluation downloads and ordering information.

About PKWARE, Inc.

PKWARE, Inc. ( is a global market and technology leader providing data-centric, cross-platform security and compression software. Today, the SecureZIP and PKZIP product families are used by over 200 government agencies and 30,000 corporate entities, including 90% of the Fortune 100. PKWARE products ensure data security, portability and cross-platform computing exchange of data - both internally and externally with partners. Organizations in financial services, banking, healthcare, government and retail use PKWARE products daily for their unmatched scalability, ease of use and rapid deployment. PKWARE is the inventor and continuing innovator of the ZIP standard. PKWARE, a privately held company, is based in Milwaukee, WI with additional offices in New York, NY; Dayton, OH; and London, United Kingdom.

PKWARE, SecureZIP, and PKZIP are registered trademarks of PKWARE, Inc. Trademarks of other companies mentioned appear for identification purposes only and are property of their respective companies.

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