Virtualization

Virtual environments running VMware can readily leverage vSphere VM Encryption or vSAN encryption to protect VMs and data-at-rest. However, enterprise key management that is both secure and adaptable to a dynamic software-defined infrastructure remains a challenge.

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Problem:

Virtual environments running VMware can readily leverage vSphere VM Encryption or vSAN encryption to protect VMs and data-at-rest. However, enterprise key management that is both secure and adaptable to a dynamic software-defined infrastructure remains a challenge.
Traditional HSMs require proprietary hardware and are inflexible for a software-defined data center. They also do not offer KMIP support. Software-only key managers on the other hand do not offer the protection of HSMs.

Solution:

The joint VMware and Fortanix SDKMS solution offers scalable data protection and compliance for software-defined data center and cloud environments. Fortanix Self-Defending Key Management Service™ (SDKMS), is a unified HSM and Key Management solution that easily integrates via KMIP with VMware vSAN and vSphere VM encryption. Secured with Intel® SGX, Fortanix SDKMS delivers HSM-grade security with software defined simplicity, and a cloud scale architecture.

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