Ensure Strong Data Protection by Combining StorMagic SvKMS and Commvault Encrypted Backups

Published On: 3rd September 2020//1.8 min read//Tags: , , , , //

Data is the lifeblood of an organization. Whether it be customer data stored in a database, or a record of transactions that’s part of a larger order management system, data is what fuels the modern enterprise.

As more and more companies store their data across the cloud, multiple clouds, and hybrid-systems, protecting that data has become critical.

What happens when a database or application goes down? Or when a system crashes? Depending on the severity, data loss has the ability to severely cripple an organization, or even, ultimately, force a business to close its doors for good. These scenarios demonstrate the vital need for backup and recovery.

One of the leaders in the backup and recovery space is Commvault. They provide a complete, comprehensive solution, designed to ensure organizations can quickly recover from an emergency. They also enable encryption for backups, whether those backups exist in public cloud storage providers like AWS, Azure and Google, or are stored on-premises.

Commvault software encryption keys may be managed by either Commvault’s built-in key manager or through third-party key managers, thanks to its key management interoperability protocol (KMIP) support.

StorMagic SvKMS Integration with Commvault Encryption

Here at StorMagic we believe that organizations should maintain control of their own encryption keys as part of data protection best practices. As discussed in our Best Practices blog article on encryption key management, organizations should consider separating their encryption from the encryption key management solutions that manage their keys.

Within the Commvault management console, users can enable a third-party key management server, which allows for the storage and provisioning of encryption keys through StorMagic SvKMS. Once the key management server has been set up, SvKMS sends back a Key ID which is then stored in the CommServe database. Our SvKMS documentation provides in-depth details on the process of integrating Commvault encryption with SvKMS.

Combining both the powerful backup capabilities in Commvault with the robust and flexible encryption key management functionality of SvKMS ensures organizations have a strong data protection strategy when it comes to data backup.

For more information on how SvKMS integrates with Commvault solutions, visit the Commvault integration page and access the comprehensive integration guide and other accompanying resources.

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