Encryption Key Management for Edge Computing
Edge computing requires that applications and infrastructure move closer to end users to achieve performance and availability goals. For edge computing customers, this often means that application deployments move to cloud or remote on-premise facilities. With Alliance Key Manager for Edge Computing, businesses can affordably extend Alliance Key Manager to edge environments - in the cloud or on-premise.
Moving to the Edge
Organizations of all sizes - public and private - have been moving applications (retail, health, etc.) to the Edge. However, security challenges get more complicated with Edge computing because of the distributed Edge endpoints (both on-premise and in the cloud). Protecting data at the Edge is important for the same reasons that it is protected in centralized IT data centers. With encryption key management for Edge environments, businesses can protect private data just as they would at their headquarters.
Meet Compliance Requirements
Encryption and key management have become a critical aspect of security and compliance management. Edge computing deployments can involve VMware clusters, Cloud web services, Big Data IoT collection, and many other architectures. Protecting encryption keys mitigates the risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks, as well as protects an organization’s brand, reputation and credibility. Alliance Key Manager for Edge Computing addresses these needs by helping enterprises reduce risk, support business continuity, and demonstrate compliance with regulations like PCI DSS, CCPA, HIPAA, GDPR, etc.
The barrier to Edge security should not be cost. Alliance Key Manager for Edge Computing provides scalable pricing for businesses running a large number of edge computing environments in remote cloud or on-premise deployments. Encryption key management solutions can be expensive and too difficult to manage in these highly distributed edge computing environments. Alliance Key Manager for Edge Computing solves these problems.
Encryption and Key Management in the Cloud
As enterprises adopt Public and Private clouds, they bring their sensitive data with them – customer names, email addresses and other personally identifiable information (PII). While compliance regulations require protecting this information, encrypting this data has been a challenge for organizations who want the flexibility and security of a native VMware solution. By deploying Alliance Key Manager for VMware as a cloud or AWS instance, customers can achieve their security and efficiency goals in a cloud environment.
Meeting the OASIS KMIP standard enables interoperable communication between cryptographic environments and encryption key managers – which reduces the operational, training, and infrastructure costs for businesses. Organizations who deploy other applications and databases that support KMIP (such as MongoDB, vSphere/vSAN, etc.) can deploy Alliance Key Manager to easily begin protecting encryption keys with a variety of databases and applications.
Supported Versions of vSphere and vSAN
Alliance Key Manager for VMware version 4.6 supports and is certified for vSphere Enterprise Plus and vSphere Platinum version 6.5 and later, and vSAN version 6.6 and later. Current Alliance Key Manager customers on a support contract can upgrade to version 4.6 at no charge.
VMware Technology Alliance Partner
Townsend Security is a VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) and Alliance Key Manager for VMware has achieved VMware Ready status. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process Alliance Key Manager for VMware has achieved VMware's highest level of endorsement.