Only data collected by the Adaptive Data Collector (ADC) is sent to the Dell EMC backend. SaaS multi-cluster management subscribes for notifications of HCI system data arrival via the SRS Gateway. Customers control which systems send HCI system data over the gateway. All data transmitted over the Dell EMC SRS Gateway is protected in transit by industry-standard best practices. The SRS Gateway is bi-directionally authenticated using RSA® digital certificates in conjunction with customer-controlled access policies and a detailed audit log. Point-to-point communication is established through Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)-256 bit encryption, ensuring all data is securely transported to the Dell EMC IT-managed infrastructure. SRS provides for dedicated VPN and multi-factor authentication. Once the data arrives at Dell, SaaS multi-cluster management encrypts and stores the data in its own Dell EMC IT-managed infrastructure.