Hybrid Cloud Data Encryption with VMware vCloud Air
HyTrust Expands Agreement for Hybrid Cloud Data Encryption with VMware vCloud Air. VMware is going to resell HyTrust Encryption and Key Management Solutions to support data security and compliance. This way it opens up the way for enterprises to migrate to a hybrid cloud model. VMware customers can now secure data across wide-ranging virtual workloads in private and hybrid clouds, while retaining ownership of keys and enabling policy-based key management.
The HyTrust DataControl solution has already achieved VMware Ready vCloud Air status by going through technical validation within the vCloud Air environment, and is supported on VMware vCloud Air. In addition, HyTrust is in the Elite tier of the vCloud Air ISV program and listed on the VMware Solution Exchange.
HyTrust DataControl offers encryption and key management that’s designed specifically to address the unique requirements of private, hybrid and public clouds. It keeps data on virtual machines secure throughout its lifecycle–from deployment and migration through sanctioned decommission. HyTrust also offers strong and easy-to-deploy key management, ensuring that regardless of where data resides—whether in private or public clouds—organizations always retain control over their keys.
It can be deployed in seconds, and offers the ability to initially encrypt or re-key data without taking applications or servers offline. This is a significant competitive advantage in an operating environment where regulators continue to augment data security compliance requirements, since DataControl can be leveraged instantly to support mandates such as PCI DSS 3.0, HIPAA/HITECH, CJIS, FedRAMP, and Data Sovereignty/Data Residency. Unlike whole disk encryption, which leaves all data unprotected whenever it is read from disk, HyTrust DataControl is purpose-built for virtualized, multi-tenant infrastructures and automatically keeps data encrypted and protected as virtual machines are copied and moved.
How does it work?
HyTrust DataControl™ helps organizations lock down virtual machines and their data so they remain secure throughout their lifecycle—from creation until they are securely decommissioned—easily and automatically. HyTrust DataControl Virtual Machine Edition is a software agent that encrypts data from within the Windows or Linux operating system of a virtual machine, ensuring protection and multi-tenancy for your data in any cloud. DataControl also allows you to transfer files between VMs, so you can securely migrate stored data from your private to the public cloud. Installing the software takes just a few seconds, and once the software is resident, any data written to storage by an application will be encrypted both in motion, as it travels securely through the hypervisor and network, and also at rest in back end storage.
‘HyTrust DataControl can be deployed into the OS of any virtual machine in public, private or hybrid cloud.’
“By using HyTrust DataControl on vCloud Air, enterprises can leverage a single system for data encryption that spans private, hybrid and vCloud Air deployments. This dramatically simplifies cloud migration while maintaining strong data security and supporting compliance,” said Jim Gannon, senior vice president of Business Development at HyTrust. “At the same time, HyTrust DataControl encryption is easy to deploy and manage, and supports the mobility of today’s dynamic clouds. HyTrust also incorporates highly-available policy-based key management for a turnkey security system.”
“HyTrust’s high quality encryption and key management technology will provide a simple solution for customer-managed encryption on vCloud Air. Customers can be confident that they alone control their data encryption lifecycle on vCloud Air, and can manage that as one policy across vCloud Air and their existing data centers,” said Mathew Lodge, vice president, Cloud Services, VMware. “With high levels of security and flexibility, HyTrust DataControl on vCloud Air will be beneficial to a wide range of organizations.”
HyTrust DataControl will be available on vCloud Air in June 2015.
Edwin Weijdema is a Solutions Architect at Veeam for the Benelux & Nordics region and has over 20 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing data center technologies for large companies. His areas of expertise include virtualization, networking, and storage solutions. He knows what it takes to add business value to partners and customers. He is a veteran vExpert, Cisco Champion 2015 and holds several other certifications.