September 30, 2020

IBM announces IBM Homomorphic Encryption Toolkit for Linux

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In early June, IBM released a Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) toolkit for MacOS and iOS. Now, the company announces the launch of a new FHE toolkit for Linux, bringing FHE to multiple Linux distributions of IBM Z and x86 architectures.

FHE technology allows data to be manipulated while remaining encrypted, which minimizes the risk of data exposure. The FHE toolkit is designed to make it easier for developers to use FHE in their solutions. The first version of the Linux FHE toolkit only supports Ubuntu on the IBM Z (s390x) client. For the x86 platform, the toolkit supports Ubuntu, Fedora, and CentOS.

IBM said that experienced Docker developers can easily port it to other GNU/Linux distributions. Each toolkit version will enable users to access the built-in IDE (Integrated Development Environment) through a web browser on their host operating system.

The Linux version of the FHE toolkit is packaged as a Docker image, so it should be available on any platform with the latest Docker.