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Release Announcement for Voltage SecureData Appliance v6.6

 

Announcing Voltage SecureData (virtual) Appliance 6.6 Release

It is my distinct pleasure to introduce the latest release of Voltage SecureData Appliance (aka Servers) which extends our Cloud coverage to Microsoft Azure along with a host of highly requested features.

As part of our ongoing focus and improvement of our Cloud Security offering with Voltage SecureData Cloud, now SecureData servers are available natively for Microsoft Azure, enabling our customers with flexibility and choice for their Cloud deployments.

Overall release highlights include the following:

 

 

·         Main Theme

·         Support for Microsoft Azure Cloud – native integration of SecureData key servers and management console in Azure enables those customers with multi-cloud strategies, or with Azure as their preferred Cloud IaaS, and supports customer use cases such as migration to zero data center, Azure for HA/DR, network resilience, and more.

·Customer updates _and_ Major features

Asynchronous LDAP cache re-authentication

o   Addresses key issues with AD servers occasional long response times

CORS support

o   Customers and GSI  requests addressing information aggregation

 REST update: Protect with (all) key numbers

o   Useful during key rotation where a transition may require use of multiple keys

Format-Preserving Hash (FPH) – one-way data transformation (no re-identification) supports anonymization use cases such as GDPR “Right to Erasure” while enabling secure use of data for analytics.

 Support for SDA running on AWS Cloud connected to on-premises HSM

o   Common use case where customers would lie to maintain their HSM investments

 Appliance hardening

o   Password complexity and rotation enforcement

o   SSH and local console session timeout

o   Additional hardenings per CIS CentOS 7 Benchmark for Server Level 2

·         Upgrade

Customers may upgrade from any SDA v6.x to the latest SDA release of v6.6

 

 

 

     
 

Installation and updates

Please check the product’s software for installation instructions, release notes and user manuals. This documentation can also be downloaded from My Support (select Dashboards>>Manuals).

For further Micro Focus Voltage SecureData Appliance updates, please visit the Software License and Downloads Portal. To receive product specific update alerts, select the ‘Email Signup’ link under “Customer Resources” at the bottom of the Software License and Downloads Portal homepage. Note that for some of these portals you are required to login with your Passport account that is linked to your Support Agreement ID(s). If you do not yet have a Passport account, click on ‘Register for Software Passport’ on My Support.

Support

We are here to advise and help with the installation process. In the unlikely event that you encounter an issue, please check My Support which includes a knowledge base (select Dashboards>>Search Knowledge) for self-service help, as well as additional support information. If you are unable to resolve your issue, please open a Service Request (select Dashboards>>Service Requests) and one of our engineers will contact you.

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As a valued Micro Focus customer, we recommend you to take advantage of the free Software Customer Community Program, which can help you optimize the returns on your software investment. Within the community we have entitled support customer forums that are staffed by our support engineers, who will be actively monitoring posts, prepared to answer your questions. Since access is determined by valid Support Agreement ID (SAID) numbers, users will be able to discuss topics in a secure environment, once logged in. We encourage you to try this method of getting help with product technical issues first, rather than placing a telephone call or logging an online support ticket. Your discussions and posts will help all community users.

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