Nutanix SCMA – The security feature that could save your organization!

One of my favorite Nutanix features doesn’t get a lot of Marketing attention, because it’s kind of boring – but it is extremely important, and as far as I know Nutanix is the only hyper-converged platform to deliver this kind of in-depth and self-healing security approach.

How does it work?

Nutanix provides Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) that use machine-readable code to automate security and compliance against rigorous common standards, including PCI-DSS.. The Nutanix Security Configuration Management Automation (SCMA) continuously assess and heal Nutanix clusters to ensure that it meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements. In this process over 1,700 security entities are analyzed and self-corrected across storage and hypervisor (AHV only) layers.

The result is a secure and responsive agile datacenter that exceeds even government agency cybersecurity regulations, reducing time it takes to complete the DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) from as long as a year to less than half an hour.

This very cool demonstration below uses CLI (yes, still needs to be baked into the Prism GUI) to address and self-heal security modifications and compliance analysis. Make sure you watch in HD 1080p Full Screen to be able to read the CLI.

Thanks, Chris Brown for recording the video!


This article was first published by Andre Leibovici (@andreleibovici) at

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    • Balaji on 01/30/2017 at 2:40 pm

    Hi Andre,

    How are you. Vmware alum. We just released a product – Cloud Native Security Operations Center. – Single dashboard to manage any cloud threat intelligence. Pl take a look at it. If you want we can give a demo. Pl suggest.


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