IBM Crypto Analytics Tool (CAT)


The IBM Crypto Analytics Tool (CAT) is part of the IBM Enterprise Key Management Foundation EKMF) and has been developed to help provide up-to-date monitoring of crypto related information on the z Systems in the enterprise. CAT is designed to combine and present crypto information in a way that helps ensure compliance and policy enforcement. The CAT Agent collects cryptographic information across the enterprise that is then made available to the CAT Monitor running on your desktop. The CAT Monitor provides overviews, queries and reports to better manage the cryptographic setup.



CAT is designed to provide fast, reliable crypto information to help people in different roles of the organization make qualified decisions about crypto systems. CAT collects cryptographic information from across the enterprise and ensures that each crypto system is following best practices by providing:


Using CAT can help when dealing with managing complex cryptography resources across an organization in three key areas; control, up-to-date view of current system status, and compliance. CAT is designed to address each of these challenges;

User friendly solution

CAT offers IBM System z users an overview that combines data from all of an organizations crypto systems in an easy-to-review format. The data gathered through CAT can help to better focus in crypto policy issues; easily see changes made within the crypto system and complete crypto problem analysis. These capabilities can be especially useful for auditors who need to verify and document ongoing compliance within the crypto system.



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