Alliance Key Manager for Edge Computing

Key Management for Edge Computing
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Businesses running a large number of edge computing environments in remote cloud or on-premise deployments will find it easy and affordable to take encryption and proper key management everywhere it needs to go. 

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.

 

Scalable Pricing
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. 

 

KMIP Compliant
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.
 

Certifications and Validations

NIST AES compliance (ECB and CBC modes of encryption)

NIST SHA validation

NIST RNG validation (x9.31)

NIST HMAC validation

NIST FIPS 140-2, level 1

OASIS KMIP

Databases

MySQL

Microsoft SQL Server

MongoDB

Encryption Services

128-bit AES encryption and decryption, ECB mode

192-bit AES encryption and decryption, ECB mode

256-bit AES encryption and decryption, ECB mode

128-bit AES encryption and decryption, CBC mode

192-bit AES encryption and decryption, CBC mode

256-bit AES encryption and decryption, CBC mode

Interfaces

TLS authenticated secure communications

GUI console for key management

Secure web application for server management

Key Sizes

AES 128, 192, 256 bit symmetric keys

RSA 1024,2048, 3072, 4096 bit asymmetric keys

Network Management

NTP

Syslog-ng

Automatic log rotation

Secure encrypted and integrity checked backups

Solution Briefs

Alliance Key Manager Platforms and Languages

Alliance Key Manager (AKM) provides the strong protection for encryption keys that is central to a secure encryption strategy.

Podcasts

Living on the Edge

Patrick Townsend talks about deployments on the edge, achieving a strong security posture, and ways that businesses can better secure their private data. 

Datasheets

Alliance Key Manager

Alliance Key Manager works with all major business platforms, cloud platforms, and leading encryption applications.