A Security Guide for Software Defined Storage

Due to today’s evolving threat landscape with increasing numbers of data breaches, ransomware attacks, and cyber criminals, organizations are required to have in place security practices that comply with government privacy and security regulations.

QuantaStor SDS makes it easy to keep data safe with an extensive set of security features including end-to-end storage security that enables multi-layer data protection “on the wire” and “at rest” for enterprise and cloud storage deployments. OSNEXUS is trusted by industries with increasingly strict security standards such as finance, healthcare, and government.

In addition to our Security and Encryption webpage and the OSNEXUS wiki, the following is a comprehensive list of OSNEXUS security-related materials and resources:

  1. OSNEXUS Adds Multi-factor Authentication to QuantaStor SDS: Multi-factor authentication is a new feature of QuantaStor SDS that allows users to log into the platform securely with multiple authentication methods to verify identity, such as text message, push notification, and phone call. QuantaStor integrates with Duo to ensure effective, strong MFA technology.
  2. OSNEXUS Adds Secure Log Reporting to QuantaStor SDS for GDPR Compliance: QuantaStor now has a Secure Log Reporting feature that ensures all user log data is scrubbed of PII before it leaves an organization for alerting, reporting, or auditing needs. This feature is directly in compliance with the European Union’s GDPR.
  3. QuantaStor SDS Security Standard Compliance with NIST 800-171: With compliance to NIST 800-171, QuantaStor now contains advanced Role-based Access Controls (RBAC), audit logging capabilities, data scrubbing, and more.
  4. QuantaStor SDS v4.5 Released with Real-time Statistics, Linux Kernel Upgrade, and Slack Alerting: QuantaStor v4.5 was released in March 2018, and contained a number of updates to the platform including a Linux kernel upgrade with software patches for both the Spectre and Meltdown security bugs.
  5. Ransomware is on the Rise in the Healthcare Industry, and the Need for Security is at an All Time High: With the increase in cybersecurity threats and ransomware, companies and organizations are having to ramp up security features and compliances. QuantaStor contains end-to-end security, snapshotting, and protocol-level encryption to help customers be prepared for disasters of all kinds.
  6. Configuring SNMP Alert Notifications for QuantaStor Appliances: SNMPv3 was included in QuantaStor v3.15 and focuses on security and administration by offering both strong authentication and data encryption for privacy, notification originators, and proxy forwarders.
  7. Enabling Strong Storage Security with TLS: QuantaStor v3.15 included a new strong security enforcement on the front end web interface with TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.0 for back-end protocol communication, in addition to customization of security keys, certificates, and certificate authority configuration files so that appliances can be customized to meet specific security compliance policies.
  8. Why Enterprises Need a Software Defined Storage Strategy for Cybersecurity Forensics: With data breaches on the rise, companies require continuous data capture for post-intrusion protection. QuantaStor has script call-outs that can be used to extend the functionality of SDS appliances for integration with custom applications including packet capture software and network monitoring appliances.
  9. Remote Replication and Disaster Recovery with Software Defined Storage: This blog post gives an in-depth overview of how to set up remote replication for a disaster recovery strategy in QuantaStor SDS.
  10. QuantaStor 3.13 now available featuring enhanced encryption management and one-step GlusterFS peering: In 2014, QuantaStor was updated with a series of additional CLI commands to encrypt disk devices including cryptformat, cryptopen, cryptclose, cryptdestroy, and cryptswap. In addition, encrypted RAID controller support was added directly through the CLI.

For more information on QuantaStor SDS, visit osnexus.com.

Categories: Storage Appliance Hardware

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