Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance Security Guide
- About the NetBackup appliance Security Guide
- User authentication
- About user authentication on the NetBackup appliance
- About configuring user authentication
- About user name and password specifications
- User authorization
- Intrusion prevention and intrusion detection systems
- Log files
- Operating system security
- Data security
- Web security
- Network security
- Call Home security
- About Call Home
- About SNMP
- IPMI security
- STIG compliance
- Appendix A. Security release content
The NetBackup appliance supports encryption managed by NetBackup Key Management Service (KMS) which is integrated with NetBackup Enterprise Server 7.1. With appliance versions 2.6 and later, KMS is supported on master and media server appliances. Regenerating the data encryption key is the only supported method of recovering KMS on an appliance master server.
The following describes the KMS key features:
Does not require an additional license.
Is a master server-based symmetric key management service.
Can be administered as a master server with tape devices connected to it or to another NetBackup appliance.
Manages symmetric cryptography keys for tape drives that conform to the T10 standard (such as LTO4 or LTO5).
Designed to use volume pool-based tape encryption.
Can be used with tape hardware that has built-in hardware encryption capability.
Can be managed by a NetBackup CLI administrator using the NetBackup Appliance Shell Menu or the KMS Command Line Interface (CLI).
In appliance versions earlier than 2.6, KMS is only supported when the appliance is configured as a media server. A non-appliance master server is required to administrate KMS with devices connected to an appliance.
The KMS generates keys from passcodes or auto-generates keys. Table: KMS files lists the associated KMS files that hold the information about the keys.
Table: KMS files
Key file or key database
This file is critical for KMS, as it contains the data encryption keys.
Host Master Key
This file contains the encryption key that encrypts and protects the
Key Protection Key
This encryption key encrypts and protects individual records in the