Maintaining secure systems is an increasingly important focus and practice for all IT organizations. To ensure strong security enforcement, QuantaStor SDS includes end-to-end security coverage enabling multi-layer data protection “on the wire” and “at rest” for enterprise and cloud storage deployments. Combining protocol-level encryption with SMB, IPsec and HTTPS across any storage grid, hardware and software disk drive encryption with Intel AES-NI technology and advanced user security featuring role-based access controls, QuantaStor SDS end-to-end security is ideal for industry applications ranging from energy, healthcare, financial services and education to government. 

QuantaStor SDS End-to-End Security Model

The QuantaStor SDS end-to-end security model provides multi-layer data protection at the user level, data level, application layer with client security and across storage grids.

Security Model Features

User Security - QuantaStor goes beyond basic Role Based Access Control (RBAC) with Advanced User Security by masking user permissions and allowing administrators to grant permissions for users at the storage object level, to all objects in the user's associated cloud(s) or to the entire storage system.

Security Policy Enforcement - HIPAA and CJIS compliant password and security policy enforcement is built into the platform making it easy to ensure compliance to government mandated security standards.

Data Security – For data-at-rest, QuantaStor features “one-click” full drive software encryption with Intel AES-NI technology and FIPS 140-2 self-encrypting drive support with certified hardware.

Client Security – For data on-the-wire, QuantaStor provides encryption via SMB3, IPSec, and HTTPS. For iSCSI storage, QuantaStor uses Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) supporting CHAP for storage volumes, user levels and storage clouds providing easier management and SAN security.

Grid Security – All data replication and storage grid management communications are encrypted using SSL/TLS 1.2 with strong ciphers. 

Data Shredding – Delete storage pools with device formating using data shredding options incluing the 4-pass DoD 5220 22-M section 8-306 procedure, 4-pass NNSA Policy Letter NAP-14.1-C procedure and US Army AR380-19 method . Shredding is done at a block level on each disk device and is done concurrently across all disks in the storage pool. Enabled encryption keys can also be shredded.