IBM has obtained a U.S. patent for a new technique intended to secure sensitive data prior to its transmission into a cloud platform in an effort to help customers adopt cloud environments.
The new invention is designed to revise or replace sensitive information being transferred to the cloud and restore that data when the records are returned from the cloud platform, IBM said Friday.
IBM aims for the technique to help clients address cloud adoption challenges and comply with data security regulations.
“Patents like this help to solve real-world security challenges that are inhibiting cloud computing growth,” said Josyula Rao, IBM director of security research.
The company aims to help users boost security and privacy for sensitive data through IBM’s new cloud technique, the company says.