StorMagic SvKMS Data Sheet

Published On: 11th May 202111.9 min readTags: ,

Encryption key management that adapts to any environment: SvKMS Data Sheet

StorMagic SvKMS is an encryption key management solution that can be deployed in any environment. It simplifies complex security and key management infrastructure by providing centralized management and, illustrated below, the ability to deploy a KMS to wherever it is needed. This makes it perfect not only for the datacenter, but for the cloud and edge computing environments as well.
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Whether on-prem, cloud or multi-cloud, SvKMS offers organizations the flexibility to locate their key management resources where required. It eliminates the need for hardware security modules (HSMs) and uses a REST API for easy integrations into any workflow with custom key imports facilitating an easy transition from legacy solutions.

StorMagic SvKMS is FIPS 140-2 certified, allows advanced identification and access management through SAML 2.0, and can be configured as a single- or multi-tenanted solution, making it an ideal choice for managed security solution providers.

This data sheet is broken down into four sections, covering the features in SvKMS, its requirements, hardware and software compatibility, and finally support levels.

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SvKMS Features

StorMagic SvKMS includes a comprehensive suite of features allowing control of the full key management lifecycle. These features are detailed in the table at the end of this document.


SvKMS has been built around maximizing the KMIP open standard to enable organizations to leverage it as part of their key management operations. With SvKMS you can centrally manage, store, and consolidate encryption key management tasks across cloud, SaaS, on-premises systems, and endpoint devices like mobile and IoT.


SvKMS gives customers the ability to deploy a flexible architecture with an option to bring your own key (BYOK). BYOK ensures encryption keys remain in the hands of the business, regardless of location. This gives business users control for data held off-premises – if the content owner disables access to the keys, it becomes impossible for the information to be decrypted by any third party.

Custom key import

Over time, an organization may have anything from hundreds to millions of keys being used within a complex cryptographic environment. SvKMS’s custom key import feature allows users to import keys that may have created by another key manager in a common format, or through a custom algorithm – including PGP, GPG, DES, CAST and Blowfish.

REST API integration and automation

Manually addressing all key management functions at the application level is time-consuming and inefficient, and old-style key managers are driven by complex, error-prone command line interfaces. StorMagic SvKMS has a flexible and robust REST API, allowing organizations to automate key management functions and create streamlined workflows.

Licensing and pricing

SvKMS is available in three tiers, known as ‘Editions’ – Essentials, Professional and Enterprise. Each Edition determines the type of use case and scale of the key management solution required. Depending on the Edition, SvKMS can be deployed as either an on-premises perpetual license, or a cloud-based subscription service, known as Key Management-as-a-Service (KMaaS). Details of the features included in each SvKMS Edition are provided in the features table at the end of the data sheet. More information on how SvKMS is licensed and priced can be found on the SvKMS Pricing webpage.

A perpetual SvKMS license is paid for upfront and owned forever with ongoing costs only for maintenance and support contract renewals. The cloud-based KMaaS offering is a subscription and paid for upfront for a specific time period, for example one year, and then renewed thereafter as required. No additional maintenance and support payments or contracts are required for the cloud service.

A support contract of a minimum of 1 year must be purchased with each SvKMS perpetual license. Customers can choose either Gold or Platinum levels of support over 1, 3 or 5 year terms. More information on these levels can be found in the Support section of this data sheet.

A free, fully functional evaluation of SvKMS is available to download, enabling organizations to trial and experience the features and benefits of SvKMS, before purchasing.

For more information and to download an evaluation copy, visit

System Requirements

StorMagic SvKMS is compatible with any x86 server, providing it meets the minimum hardware requirements, as listed in the table opposite.

Software Requirements

StorMagic SvKMS can be run in any cloud and on any hypervisor, and has numerous integrations with other software solutions. Further details of these can be found in the tables below.

Cloud Platform Compatibility

Four major cloud providers – AWS, Azure, Google and Openstack – are supported by SvKMS and outlined in the table opposite. The solution can be deployed across one, or multiple cloud providers, as required.

Hypervisor Compatibility

SvKMS supports many different hypervisors, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Linux KVM, Nutanix AHV and Oracle VirtualBox. It is installed as a VM on top of the hypervisor, allowing advanced hypervisor features to be leveraged such as high availability and fault tolerance. The table opposite outlines SvKMS’ compatibility with different hypervisor versions.

Integrations and Supported Workloads

Once SvKMS is deployed, it can be connected and integrated into many different services and workloads. The table below lists out the current available and documented integrations, however thanks to the REST API included within SvKMS, it can also easily integrate with proprietary applications within an organization. By bringing all of these workloads into a centralized key manager, the entire key management operation is dramatically simplified and far more secure.

For more detailed information on each of these integrations, alongside many others, please visit the SvKMS integrations page of the StorMagic website. Each solution’s integration is broken down in detail, with downloadable integration guides available for each one.


HSM Integrations

SvKMS also integrates with many leading HSM vendors, to provide centralized management and advanced key management capabilities to these hardware solutions that are typically favored by organizations for their reliability and ability to provide root-of-trust. The current list of compatible HSMs is detailed in the table opposite. For more information about how SvKMS integrates with HSMs, please visit the HSM extension page of the StorMagic website.


StorMagic SvKMS requirements:

CPU 4x vCPUs
Memory 8GB RAM1
Disk 20GB HDD2

1Minimum of 8GB RAM required, 16GB recommended for large environments.
220GB HDD minimum requirement. For optimal performance, 40GB HDD recommended.

Cloud service providers compatible with SvKMS:

Cloud Platform SvKMS version
2.4 2.5 2.6
Google Cloud
Amazon Web Services
Microsoft Azure
OpenStack – Version 15 (Train)

Hypervisors compatible with SvKMS:

Hypervisor SvKMS version
2.4 2.5 2.6
VMware vSphere 6.7 & updates
vSphere 6.5 & updates
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Hyper-V Server 2016
Linux KVM CentOS 8.0
CentOS 7.6
RHEL 8.0
RHEL 7.6
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Oracle VirtualBox 6.1
VirtualBox 6.0
VirtualBox 5.2
Nutanix AHV 5.10

HSMs compatible with SvKMS:

Vendor Model SvKMS version
2.4 2.5 2.6
Utimaco CryptoServer CP5
nCipher nShield Connect 5000+
nShield Connect 6000+
Thales Luna 7.0
Integration Explanation SvKMS Version
2.4 2.5 2.6
AWS EC2 and S3 Support for external key management using BYOK
Azure Key Vault Managed HSM SvKMS can be used as an interface between Key Vault and third party HSMs  
Azure Storage Support for external key management using BYOK
BitLocker Use SvKMS to provide external, secure AES key protection for encryption and decryption of Windows drives  
Commvault SvKMS is a Commvault-certified key manager and uses KMIP to protect Commvault software encryption keys stored in a CommServe database
Google Cloud EKM Use SvKMS as an external key manager to protect data in Google Cloud, giving greater control than BYOK  
IBM DB2 SvKMS can create a centralized key store when using DB2 native encryption
IBM Informix Use KMIP for third party key management for storage space encryption (dbspaces, blobspaces, and smart blobspaces)    
MariaDB SvKMS acts as a centralized key store for MariaDB native encryption, via the REST API
MongoDB Enables data-at-rest encryption through storage-based symmetric key encryption, via KMIP
MySQL Use SvKMS as a centralized key store for MySQL encryption, via KMIP
NetApp ONTAP SvKMS can act as a key management server for volume encryption, via KMIP
Nutanix Prism Enables the use of self encrypting drives (SEDs), via KMIP integration
Salesforce Shield Protect encrypted Salesforce data by using SvKMS as a key manager with BYOK  
Veritas NetBackup SvKMS can act as the key management server for Veritas Netbackup encryption, via KMIP
VMware vSphere and vSAN Enables vSphere VM encryption, via KMIP integration


SvKMS Maintenance and Support

SvKMS Maintenance & Support provides organizations with access to StorMagic support resources, including product updates, knowledgebase access and email support with our technical support staff.

Two levels are available. A summary of each is shown in the table below:

  Gold Support Platinum Support
Hours of operation 8 hours a day1 (Mon – Fri) 24 hours a day2, (7 days a week)
Length of service 1, 3 or 5 years 1, 3 or 5 years
Product updates Yes Yes
Product upgrades Yes Yes
Access method Email Email + Telephone
(via platinum
engagement form on
Response method Email + Webex Email + Telephone +
Maximum number of support administrators per contract 2 4
Response time 4 hours 1 hour

1Gold Support is only available within the timezones of UTC/DST 07:00 to UTC/DST 01:00. If you fall outside of this range, you must purchase Platinum Support.
2Global, 24×7 support for Severity 1 – Critical Down & Severity 2 Degraded issues


SvKMS Feature Table

SvKMS Features Enterprise Professional Essentials
    • Allows other applications to connect, interact and integrate directly with SvKMS.
    • Defines a common interface for key management operations (get, fetch, rotate, create, delete, etc.)
    • Build automation workflows and integrate with many use cases that were limited with previous standards like PKCS#11.
    • Read more about the REST API feature on its dedicated feature page.
  • Use Cases
Unlimited 5 1
  • Unlimited  Encryption Keys
Up to 250 Up to 50
    • Encrypt your data and retain control and management of encryption keys even in cloud computing environments.
    • Generate strong keys and control the secure export of keys to the cloud, thereby strengthening key management practices.
    • Separate the lock (encryption) from the key (encryption key)
    • Read more about the BYOK feature on its dedicated feature page.
  • KMIP Server
    • A cost-effective solution where only one key management service is necessary to facilitate all key encryption requirements.
    • SvKMS can be deployed as a KMIP Server in a virtual environment in minutes, for a fraction of the cost and effort of an HSM.
    • Reduces overheads/administration related to managing encrypted data, such as tape drives, databases, storage array and software, through centralized management.
    • Read more about the KMIP feature on its dedicated feature page.
  • Cluster Management and High Availability
    • Easily activate a new key management installation.
    • Simple KMS setup for both a single instance and a complex high availability cluster.
  • Full Key Management Lifecycle
    • Ensure compliance and enact robust key policies through the entire key lifecycle, from creation to storage, archiving and deletion.
  • Robust Key Management Operations
  • Painless Backup and Restore
    • Saves and stores the current SvKMS state for future restoration.
    • Set on-demand and scheduled backups to an external location, restoring these backups when required.
  • Hybrid On-Premise/Cloud Configuration
    • Generate, store and provision keys onsite/on-premises, in the datacenter and/or in private, public or hybrid clouds.
  • Proactive Insights (Manage Notifications and Alerts)
    • Audits all activity related to key data that can include anything from key creation, to rotation and compromise.
    • Provides alerts on activity in a cryptographic system that requires further investigation in order to detect and prevent breaches or other issues.
  • Role-based Access Control (RBAC)
    • Allows the administrator to effectively segment and control who has access to various encrypted systems.
    • Allows groups to handle who may access a key. For example, a group for databases may allow certain key users access to unencrypt certain data but may exclude other key users within the storage group.
  • HSM Extension
    • Supports PKCS#11 specification, allowing integration with HSMs.
    • Consolidates key management into one single pane of glass, while extending the life of in-house HSMs.
    • Can serve as an abstraction in front of an HSM, provisioning keys out through the key manager which can then perform many key management lifecycle functions.
    • Read more about the HSM extension feature on its dedicated feature page.
  • TPM Protection
  • Custom Key Import
    • Manage old key types and secrets – such as PGP, DES, CAST and Blowfish – from the same centralized key manager.
    • Read more about the custom key import feature on its dedicated feature page.
  • Sophisticated, Single-User Interface (UI)
    • One key manager supports many different key management use cases, all from one interface, thus reducing time and costs.
  • Detailed Auditing and Logging, Exportable to Popular SIEMs
    • Analyze and report on key management activities to uncover potential threats.
    • Collects data through the use of the syslog format, which can then be exported to external SIEM tools.
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 1 Compliance
    • Meets the highest levels of NIST compliance for a key management software product.
  • Single Sign On


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