IBM (NYSE: IBM) inventors have developed a technique for protecting sensitive data prior to transmitting it to the cloud. The patented invention will overcome barriers to client adoption of cloud computing solutions by ensuring that private or proprietary information is secured before transferring it for processing by cloud computing services.
IBM’s patented security invention addresses cloud computing apprehensions by helping clients effectively protect confidential and private information in the cloud. This can help businesses meet regulatory requirements regarding the handling of sensitive client data. IBM received U.S. Patent #8,539,597: Securing sensitive data for cloud computing for the invention.