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IT turns to VMware encryption for added VM security

Submitted by on February 23, 2018 – 10:52 pmNo Comment

Virtualization admins demand a balance between security, performance and usability in their data protection tools, and VMware aims to address that need with encryption capabilities in vSphere 6.5 and vSAN 6.6.

In an increasingly security-conscious world, data protection has become a top priority. One key feature is encryption; in fact, 38% of IT admins are planning an encryption security initiative this year, according to TechTarget’s 2018 IT Priorities Survey. With vSphere 6.5 and vSAN 6.6, VMware includes encryption capabilities that can help meet that demand. Though VMware encryption features are unlikely to drive adoption of vSphere or vSAN, they largely meet the needs of IT administrators, experts said.

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