Security and Compliance
Secure Your Private Cloud
More and more organizations are leveraging the benefits of private clouds to increase flexibility and reduce costs. Yet many haven’t changed their traditional approach of using physical security infrastructures to secure virtual data centers and networks. Physical security appliances severely limit flexibility and the ability to scale. They’re not virtualization aware, making it all too easy to become non-compliant as changes occur in a dynamic infrastructure. Also, a heavy reliance on hardware-based solutions leaves organizations with multiple special purpose appliances, each with its own interface. The lack of a common management interface adds to the cost and complexity of maintaining the security of virtual data centers.
VMware solutions reduce the complexity of private cloud security by enabling organizations to virtualize their security infrastructures and manage them with the same interface used to provision the private cloud itself. In addition, VMware delivers capabilities that allow the virtual infrastructure team responsible for the private cloud infrastructure to harden the underlying configurations to address operational, security and compliance concerns.
Protect the Virtual Data Center
VMware vCloud® Networking and Security Edge™ delivers an operationally efficient, simple and cost-effective security services gateway to secure the perimeter of virtual data center. The solution’s virtual security appliance delivers gateway services such as firewall/NAT, load balancer, VPN and DHCP and is fully integrated with VMware® vCenter Server™ and VMware® vCloud Director®.
- Easily support multi-tenant IT environments.
- Safely share network resources by creating logical security zones that provide complete network isolation for virtual data centers.
- Enable role-based access control and separation of duties as part of a unified framework for managing virtualization security.
VMware solutions are designed to work seamlessly with existing enterprise IT security controls through APIs that allow for customized integration of VMware vCloud Networking and Security capabilities into third-party security solutions.
Harden the Private Cloud Infrastructure
VMware® vCenter™ Configuration Manager™, part of the VMware® vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™, continuously collects configuration data across the VMware infrastructure including ESX®, ESXi™, vCenter, vCloud Director, and VMware vCloud Networking and Security. Leveraging this data vCenter Configuration Manager can help ensure that your VMware Cloud Infrastructure Suite is properly configured to meet a broad range of standards and best practices including VMware Hardening Guidelines, security best practices and regulatory mandates such as PCI HIPAA and SOX.