NetBackup and Veritas Appliances Hardening Guide
- Top recommendations to improve your NetBackup and Veritas appliances security posture
- Steps to protect Flex Appliance
- Managing single sign-on (SSO)
- About lockdown mode
- Configuring an isolated recovery environment on a WORM storage server
- Steps to protect NetBackup Appliance
- About single sign-on (SSO) authentication and authorization
- About authentication using smart cards and digital certificates
- About data encryption
- About forwarding logs to an external server
- Steps to protect NetBackup
- Configure NetBackup for single sign-on (SSO)
- Configure user authentication with smart cards or digital certificates
- Access codes
- Workflow to configure immutable and indelible data
- Add a configuration for an external CMS server
- Configuring an isolated recovery environment on a NetBackup BYO media server
- About FIPS support in NetBackup
- Workflow for external KMS configuration
- Workflow to configure data-in-transit encryption
- Configure the DTE mode on a client
- How DTE configuration settings work in various NetBackup operations
- Modify the DTE mode on a backup image
- Workflow to use external certificates for NetBackup host communication
- About certificate revocation lists for external CA
- Configuring an external certificate for a clustered primary server
- Configuration options for external CA-signed certificates for a virtual name
- Configuring a NetBackup host (media server, client, or cluster node) to use an external CA-signed certificate after installation
- Configuration options for external CA-signed certificates
- ECA_CERT_PATH for NetBackup servers and clients
- About protecting the MSDP catalog
- How to set up malware scanning
- About backup anomaly detection
Veritas recommends that you enable data encryption at rest and in transit. Encryption prevents unauthorized data access and theft. If data is encrypted with robust industry standards, attackers cannot access it even if the data is stolen.
NetBackup software provides various options to configure encryption. To ensure optimal security, NetBackup includes encryption features for data at rest and in transit. You can encrypt your data before you send it to the cloud. You can use the built-in NetBackup key manager service (KMS) or configure NetBackup with a third-party KMS during storage server configuration.
Another way that your data is protected is with certificates, which create an encrypted connection between hosts. By default, Veritas products use self-signed certificates for host communication. You can choose to configure external certificates instead. When you use external certificates, they are validated for authenticity by an external certificate authority (CA). In this way, the identity of the certificate holder is verified through a publicly known and trusted third party.
How to enable encryption:
Flex Appliance meets Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 standards to keep data encrypted at rest and in transit. FIPS is enabled during the Flex Appliance installation process.
See About data encryption .
See Installing KMS.
How to configure external certificates: