Data is the new crown jewel of any organization. The use of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to safeguard the most critical asset of any organization (the data) became a high-priority need. MFA verifies the identity of the consumers by applying multiple methods that provide an extra layer of security in addition to the login credentials. Regulatory compliances exist that require MFA, such as PCI DSS v3.2, NIST SP 800-171, and DFS 23 NYCRR 500. Implementation of MFA reduces the risk and increases the security posture of your deployments.
Storage is where the data resides. Compute is where the application processes the data. In hyperconverged systems, both storage and compute are converged. Therefore, it is critical to have an enhanced security posture for such infrastructure setups. Deployment of an MFA solution with a hyperconverged system is one key security feature where access to such a system should mandate MFA to its consumers.
This paper describes the integration of IBM Spectrum Fusion® Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) with IBM Security™ Verify, which ensures MFA for users who access IBM Spectrum Fusion HCI.