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Product Description

CipherTrust Database Protection for DB2 (formerly known as ProtectDB for DB2) delivers powerful protection for the sensitive corporate and customer information stored in databases. With CDP, you have the flexibility to encrypt data at the column-level within databases, at the application layer, and during batch-driven data transformation and transaction processes.

This document may at times abbreviate CipherTrust Database Protection for DB2 to CDP and CipherTrust Manager to Key Manager.

Release Description

This release includes new feature.


  • SafeNet ProtectDB for DB2 has been rebranded to CipherTrust Database Protection for DB2.

  • Added support of DB2 11.5.

Known Issues and Workaround

This section lists the issues known to exist in the product at the time of release.

PDB-2143Summary: Migration fails for BLOB/CLOB for invalid user mapping and restore also fails.
Recommendation: Correct the user mapping to restore the migration.
PDB-1428Summary: In Local Mode, for Group permissions on key, if the permission is changed from 'Decrypt Always' to 'Decrypt Never' and vice versa, it does not get reflected in the output of database operations.
Recommendation: Restart the database service.
PDB-1395Summary: Any group permission related changes made after Authorization policy's Maximum Operations count does not get reflected in the output of database operations.
Recommendation: Restart the database service.

Random IV for each row is not supported if the table contains null value.

Compatibility Information

CDP is compatible with:

  • CipherTrust Manager 2.4 or higher versions.

  • pdbctl Utility 1.5.2 or higher versions.

Supported Operating Systems

CDP for DB2 is a Java based solution, which means it will work with most operating systems. It just requires the database java package to be installed and be available to the database. However, not all operating system versions are explicitly validated and listed.

Following operating systems are validated with CDP for DB2:

  • Windows 2003 32 bit

  • Windows 2008, 2008 R2

  • RHEL6 32-bit

  • RHEL7 64-bit

  • SUSE 11 64-bit

  • AIX 6.1, 7.1 PowerPC64

  • Solaris 11 SPARC64

  • HPUX 11.31 IA 64-bit

Supported DB2 Versions

CDP for DB2 supports all versions of DB2 starting 9.7 to 11.5.

Supported JDK versions

CDP for DB2 is compatible with IBM JDK 1.6 and higher versions.

Upgrade Path

CDP can be upgraded from:

Upgrade PathUpgrade PathUpgrade Path
8.4.2 patch018.