Application delivery company HashiCorp today released its Vault Enterprise 0.7 with multi data center replication, which allows organizations that are spanning multiple public clouds or private data centers to centrally manage security policies.
HashiCorp helps organizations manage the application lifecycle as they make the transition to the cloud. And Vault Enterprise is the tool designed to keep the sensitive information running within these applications secured. It protects passwords, certificates, and other confidential information that shouldn’t be easily accessible, said Armon Dadgar, cofounder and CTO at HashiCorp.
Today’s announcement pertains to organizations that rely on multiple clouds or data centers that don’t want their availability to be tied to a single Vault cluster. In this case, a cluster is a collection of Vault nodes, or instances, comprised of the active Vault node and several high-availability nodes that mirror the active node.
Traditionally, users might run two Vault instances on the same cluster so if one failed, the other could take over without any lost data.
Now customers with multiple data centers can run two Vault instances on, say four data centers in different locations, allowing these data centers to ship and communicate sensitive information back and forth in a secure way.
“This ensures that we have a strong availability by spanning as many sites as a customer needs,” said Dadgar. “This includes secret management, encryption of service, privilege access management, and the ability to offload key management to Vault.”
Other new features also include a user interface with a single pane of glass to manage workflows for replication. Security operators can use the interface to implement replication in a few clicks. The user interface also includes capabilities for managing secrets, performance monitoring, and hardware integration.
Announced in April 2015, Vault helps companies like Atlassian and SAP Ariba secure multi-region security across multiple data centers. This makes it ideal for companies with a distributed workforce, Dadgar said.
The San Francisco-based company was founded in 2012 and has raised $34 million to date. The company has just over 90 employees.