Fortanix Inc., the runtime encryption company, announces its Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS) now supports secure enterprise-wide encryption for VMware vSAN and vSphere environments, uniquely protecting VMware customers’ private data in both cloud and on-premise VMware infrastructure.
Self-Defending Key Management features:
- unified hardware security module (HSM) and key management capabilities
- secured with Fortanix Runtime Encryption and Intel Secure Guard Extensions secure enclaves
- ensures users remain in complete control of their encryption keys and data secrets
- centralized management
“Self-Defending Key Management is the only unified HSM and key management solution leveraging the power of Intel® SGX and secure enclaves that is now available for VMware customers,” said Ambuj Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO.
“Working with VMware enables us to deliver the unique encryption services and deterministic security from Fortanix to the wide vSAN and vSphere customer bases.”
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It works for small customers with Fortanix’ multi-tenant SaaS from partner Equinix, and for large enterprises looking for a scalable solution across hybrid and multi-clouds. Fortanix Self-Defending Key Management starts with supporting millions of keys and scales out horizontally or geographically as demand grows.
As VMware continues to enhance the scale limits of compute and storage in a cluster, as well as the number of clusters that can be managed by vCenter, scalability of a secure key management solution is an important requirement for customers.
We’re solving today’s cloud security and data privacy problem. By decoupling security from the infrastructure, Fortanix removes complex and intractable security challenges experienced with current solutions.
Running applications in protected enclaves enables a new level of deterministic security on premise, in hybrid environments, and even on remote clouds, protecting data even when systems are compromised. In 2018 Fortanix achieved VMware Ready status, validating Self-Defending Key Management earned VMware’s highest level of endorsement and is supported on VMware vSphere 6.7 and vSAN 6.7 for production environments.