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HyTrust Announces Workload Security Solution for FlexPod FedRAMP Deployments


HyTrust Inc. announced the integration of its core solutions into a new architecture for the FlexPod Datacenter FedRAMP Readiness solution assessed by Coalfire Systems. HyTrust CloudControl and HyTrust DataControl software will now enable FedRAMP readiness for FlexPod public/private and hybrid cloud environments.

When the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) was established, federal agencies had to move to a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The new FlexPod Datacenter FedRAMP Readiness solution will simplify the process for government agencies to ensure their workloads and data are compliant and secure in the cloud. The solution is a data center architecture that is predesigned and built on NetApp hybrid flash systems, the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and the Cisco Nexus switch family. FlexPod allows users to consolidate several independent workloads and host them on a single infrastructure, reducing the cost of implementing a data center. FlexPod leverages HyTrust CloudControl virtualization security and DataControl cloud encryption, so government agencies can automate their security requirements, implement secure multi-tenancy, encrypt workloads and data, manage their own encryption keys, and tap into the forensic logging capabilities.

"Building a private/public and hybrid environment requires integrating multiple technology products from many different providers," said Chris Krueger, Principal, Cloud & Virtualization at Coalfire. "Architectures like the FlexPod Datacenter FedRAMP Readiness solution provides agencies with a recipe to more quickly deploy secure and compliant data center infrastructure."

"HyTrust is committed to helping federal agencies innovate and comply with FedRAMP standards by securing and simplifying IT virtualization," said Bill Aubin, vice president of federal at HyTrust. "We are excited to help federal agencies achieve data center cost efficiencies while ensuring secure cloud environments with a solution assessed by Coalfire Systems."

"Government customers are required to follow strict mandates around security, governance and privacy that can make it difficult to manage data across IT environments," said Rob Stein, vice president, USPS at NetApp. "The FlexPod Datacenter FedRAMP Readiness solution makes it easier for public sector organizations to pursue a hybrid cloud infrastructure with a secure, FedRAMP-certified data center at its foundation."

"Our organization is on the leading edge of new government data transformation projects as a trusted advisor," said Coby Holloway, SAIC Vice President, Cloud and Network Integration. "The FlexPod architecture with HyTrust is a platform that we can use to rapidly deploy new government agency data centers that require alignment with FedRAMP requirements."

The FlexPod Datacenter FedRAMP Readiness solution integrates two HyTrust workload security products, CloudControl software-defined data center security and DataControl cloud encryption.

HyTrust CloudControl allows organizations to automate security and compliance requirements mandated by a broad range of industry standards, including PCI-DSS, HIPAA, NIST and SOX. It also enables the use of technologies like Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) and CIT (Cloud Integrity Technology) to ensure enterprise-class controls and policy enforcement for workload integrity. Key features of HyTrust CloudControl include, secure multi-tenancy, authentication, authorization forensic quality logs, and hypervisor hardening.

HyTrust DataControl offers powerful workload encryption with easy to use, scalable key management used to secure the entire compute, network and storage stack throughout its lifecycle, from deployment and migration to sanctioned decommission. It's the only encryption/key management solution that allows an organization to dynamically encrypt and rekey virtual machines. HyTrust DataControl accelerates workload encryption by using technologies like Intel AES-NI to make encryption a transparent operation that doesn't impede performance and availability. DataControl features include military-grade data encryption, zero downtime, zero touch encryption, real-time forensics, secure boot protection and it is essentially any-cloud ready.

Published Monday, April 24, 2017 9:31 AM by David Marshall
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