Nutanix clusters are deployed in a variety of customer environments requiring different levels of security, including sensitive/classified environments. These customers typically harden IT products deployed in their datacenters based on very specific guidelines, and are mandated to procure products that have obtained industry standard certifications.
Data-at-rest encryption is one such key criteria that customers use to evaluate a product when procuring IT solutions to meet their project requirements. Nutanix data-at-Rest encryption satisfies regulatory requirements for government agencies, banking, financial, healthcare and other G2000 enterprise customers who consider data security products and solutions.
The data-at-rest encryption feature is being released with NOS 4.1 and allow Nutanix customers to encrypt storage using strong encryption algorithm and only allow access to this data (decrypt) when presented with the correct credentials, and is compliant with regulatory requirements for data at rest encryption. Nutanix data-at-rest encryption leverages FIPS 140-2 Level-2 validated self-encrypting drives, making it a future proof since it uses open standard protocols KMIP and TCG.
The video bellow demonstrates how easy and simple is to enable and manage Nutanix Encryption.
For more information read Simply Secure by Amit Jain, or my article New Nutanix Data-at-Rest Encryption (How it works).
This article was first published by Andre Leibovici (@andreleibovici) at myvirtualcloud.net.