1.3 Security and Privacy

PlateSpin Forge provides several features to help you safeguard your data and increase security.

1.3.1 Security of Workload Data in Transmission

To make the transfer of your workload data more secure, you can configure the workload protection to encrypt the data. When encryption is enabled, data replicated over the network is encrypted by using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard).

You can enable or disable encryption individually for each workload. See Workload Protection Details.

1.3.2 Security of Credentials

Credentials that you use to access various systems (such as workloads and failback targets) are stored in the PlateSpin Forge database and are therefore covered by the same security safeguards that you have in place for your Forge VM.

In addition, credentials are included within diagnostics, which are accessible to accredited users. You should ensure that workload protection projects are handled by authorized staff.

1.3.3 User Authorization and Authentication

PlateSpin Forge provides a comprehensive and secure user authorization and authentication mechanism based on user roles, and controls application access and operations that users can perform. See Section 2.2, Setting Up User Authorization and Authentication.