Data Protection and Virtualization - A Natural Fit

1 min read
August 23, 2018

The VMworld 2018 expo starts next week, and if you manage a virtualization deployment (or several!), it’s likely you’ll be attending or at least catching wind of the new ideas and approaches from the world of VMs. This year, nearly 10% of VMworld’s scheduled sessions are related to security, a sure sign of the importance of this topic. Some of those sessions teach security with vSphere server virtualizations — where maintaining security is, as you might expect, pretty important.

We’ve been a VMware Technology Alliance Partner for quite some time. If you’re working with vSphere or with other solutions in the VMware ecosystem, here’s some things we’d like to point out:

Did you know vSphere has a built-in KMIP client by QuintessenceLabs? qClient is the only client SDK incorporated in vSphere 6.5/6.7, and enables developers to use industry-standard KMIP instructions for interoperable key and policy management within vSphere, or with other components in your infrastructure.

Are you looking for a performant key manager that works seamlessly within your infrastructure? Our qCrypt 200V is a VMware Ready key management VM, meaning it meets VMware’s standards for use within cloud-based infrastructure. It offers all the software-based capability of the qCrypt product line, with a full-fledged suite of management tools that can process data encryption keys by the thousands, and granular access controls. qCrypt also meets NIST SP 800-57 key lifecycle requirements.

Together, qCrypt and qClient provide seamless KMS deployment and highly secure cryptographic environments that protect your virtualizations – and by extension, your critical data — from breaches. As well as software versions, QuintessenceLabs offers hardware key management appliances that include built-in HSMs and quantum-based true random number generators to deliver the strongest foundations for your security, and that can all interface seamlessly into your infrastructure — virtual or not — via our client SDK.

Get the full story on all our solutions, including those for vSphere, on our Solutions page.

Last but not least, if you’re on the floor at VMworld this week, leave a note on our Contact page and our sales team can tell you more about our VMware solutions in-person.