IBM Storage Virtualize, IBM Storage FlashSystem, and IBM SAN Volume Controller Security Feature Checklist - For IBM Storage Virtualize 8.5.3
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IBM® Storage Virtualize based storage systems are secure storage platforms that implement various security-related features, in terms of system-level access controls and data-level security features.
This document outlines the available security features and options of IBM Storage Virtualize based storage systems. It is not intended as a “how to” or best practice document. Instead, it is a checklist of features that can be reviewed by a user security team to aid in the definition of a policy to be followed when implementing IBM FlashSystem®, IBM SAN Volume Controller, and IBM Storage Virtualize for Public Cloud.
IBM Storage Virtualize features the following levels of security to protect against threats and to keep the attack surface as small as possible:
The topics that are discussed in this paper can be broadly split into two categories:
This document is correct as of IBM Storage Virtualize 8.5.3.
System security capabilities
Data security capabilities