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When disasters happen, the tech used to support relief teams in the field must be resilient, secure, and able to scale immediately. Seconds count and quick action can save lives. It’s not enough to just build applications that can be used in times of disaster; you need to ensure that those applications have the quality of services necessary to withstand the challenges that can arise during a disaster, such as sudden peaks in demand and malicious attempts to exploit the situation. For disaster survivors, the last thing they need is to have their sensitive data stolen, potentially destroying their ability to obtain critical medical care and financial assistance to rebuild and recover. First responders and disaster relief organizations need to know that the applications they rely on to speed response effectiveness before, during, and after a disaster provide reliable service – downtime and latency are not an option.

To help differentiate and harden your application to withstand the rigors of disaster, the IBM Hyper Protect family of services can provide the required back-end quality of services quickly and easily.

  • IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services enable developers to infuse security with data encryption and key management capabilities into their applications. These services put state-of-the-art cryptographic technology, relied upon by leading banks and financial institutions, into the hands of all developers. They support secure key operations and random number generation via IBM Z cryptographic hardware behind the scenes. This is the only Cloud HSM Solution built with FIPS 140-2 Level 4 certified technology offered by a public cloud provider, and is the same technology that is the backbone of IBM’s Enterprise Blockchain Platform solution.
  • IBM Cloud Hyper Protect DBaaS is designed to protect cloud-native database services, such as MongoDB-EE, with data stores that are security-rich and private. This is ideal for apps in highly regulated industries, and those that contain sensitive personal data (SPI) such as credit card numbers, financial data, and social security numbers.
  • Secure iOS Developer Starter Kit is designed to enable iOS developers to safeguard credentials, services, and data using Hyper Protect cloud services when building enterprise apps on IBM Cloud. In 5 minutes, a developer can build and deploy a cloud-native MBaaS and Enterprise cloud application.

By thinking beyond the application functionality itself and considering the environment surrounding its use, you can take your application to the next level. With the highest quality of services underpinning your application, it can be ready when disaster strikes – because people are counting on it!