Security has quickly risen to the top of CIO initiatives because of the rapid increase of threats that have surfaced in the past few years. Some examples include, unauthorized access into systems for financial gain and stealing information or damaging data, infrastructure and networks. These threats have made many people realize that security cannot be an afterthought but must be built from the ground up.
Some of the features that any hyperconverged infrastructure must include:
- Application of only properly signed firmware update packages, preventing vulnerabilities and data loss
- Use of secure management protocols such as RESTful APIs
- Lockdown mechanisms that prevent unauthorized changes to firmware and configuration
- Safe data erasure and encryption methodologies for data that resides on the systems