a leading virtualization software provider, today announced a range of
new value-added services that service providers can deliver to customers
using Virtuozzo containers featuring disk encryption technology.
Container disk encryption allows users to protect company data and meet
security requirements in production environments, while still benefiting
from the lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and infrastructure agility
that containers provide.
inability to secure data in containers is widely seen as a leading
reason that CIOs and IT teams at businesses of all sizes have not widely
deployed containers for production applications and workloads. To
address this need, Virtuozzo encrypts data "at-rest" that is used by
containers - ensuring that only encrypted data is stored on the disk.
When the data is loaded into memory for user access, the data is
automatically decrypted (and encrypted again when writing the data back
to the storage destination). Providing the end user with complete
control, data used by Virtuozzo containers can only be accessed using
encryption keys via integration with a Key Management System (KMS), such
as Safenet or an open source alternative.
containers featuring disk encryption from Virtuozzo support a range of
use cases that enable service providers to deliver value-added services
that strengthen data protection for their customers, including:
- Added data security to meet compliance needs - Help ensure that end customers meet regulatory and compliance requirements for data security when using containers.
- Better backup protection -
Leverage disk encryption for backups that enable the container to be
restored, but not started (or have data accessible) without a key.
- Protection against unauthorized user access - Add an extra layer of protection in the event of a software error or an attack that grants the wrong user with access to company data used by containers.
- Virtual drive and physical hardware disposal - Leverage
encryption key deletion as a fast and secure method for virtual drive
and hardware disposal - including lost and stolen equipment -
guaranteeing data used by containers cannot be recovered by anyone.
data safe is top of mind for every customer we have today, and a key
requirement for future growth," said Philbert Shih, managing director,
Structure Research. "With Virtuozzo, we're able to continue offering our
customers the TCO benefits of containers, while helping them stay
protected by automatically encrypting sensitive data."
is committed to providing secure solutions that support production
workloads and applications," said George Karidis, CEO at Virtuozzo. "By
enabling encrypted containers, service providers can offer a
cutting-edge virtualization solution that brings the added data
protection and security that their customers demand today."
encryption in Virtuozzo containers is simple and available
out-of-the-box at no extra charge for users of Virtuozzo 7. The only
extra step required is to specify the encryption key ID during the
creation of a Virtuozzo container, or add it later for a device.
To learn more about Virtuozzo's encrypted Containers, click here.
To download the Solution brief, click here.