December 10, 2018 by Jeff Harrell

Securing Pivotal Cloud Foundry Backup Artifacts: Backup & Restore with Zettaset’s XCrypt Archive for PCF

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Pivotal Cloud Foundry users – there’s a new way to secure your backup artifacts. It is a security best practice to encrypt backups, and Zettaset built a solution that integrates tightly with Cloud Foundry BOSH Backup and Restore. The solution enables DevOps users to transparently and automatically encrypt and restore backup artifacts. Zettaset’s software-defined encryption platform is uniquely suited for this purpose due to its software-only design, which provides high level security and enables it to easily scale out as needed.

The solution, XCrypt Archive for BOSH Backup and Restore, is now available on the Pivotal Network. It encrypts and decrypts artifacts as they stream to or from the backup store, either on the jumpbox or Concourse task, ensuring end-to-end security. XCrypt Archive works on structured and unstructured data, and even though data is compressed prior to encryption, there’s negligible performance impact.

XCrypt Archive includes BBR scripts to automate the encryption and decryption processes, making it transparent to the DevOps user. Also included is Zettaset’s Virtual Enterprise Key Manager and Virtual Hardware Security Module, making it an all-in-one solution. XCrypt Archive is KMIP compatible and PKCS #11 certified, so if you already have a key manager and/or hardware security module, you can continue to use it. And best of all, it’s an easy to use system – no crypto expertise necessary. Check it out on the Pivotal Network.

XCrypt Archive for Pivotal Cloud Foundry BOSH Backup and Restore reference architecture