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Get enhanced protection for your virtual machines.

Your virtual machines hold a wealth of valuable information that cybercriminals are keen to target, so it’s essential that your virtual machines are protected to the highest standard.

Available on eCloud® Private and eCloud® Public, VM Encryption allows you to add an extra layer of security to your virtual machines and have peace of mind that your data is safe, whether your VMs are at rest or in transit.

VMware VM Encryption from UKFast utilises one of the most secure encryption methods in the industry - the AES 256 encryption algorithm - to provide a secure storage environment for your virtual machine data. UKFast is also FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) 140-2 Level 1 compliant, demonstrating our commitment to keeping your data as safe as possible.

VM encryption is perfect for organisations that are conscious about safeguarding their data from cyber-attacks and breaches, including the public sector, professional and financial services, and helps you to achieve PCI compliance.

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    How does VM Encryption work?

    Once enabled, your virtual machines will be powered off, their disks and files automatically encrypted and the VM brought back online in its new secure state. From this point on, any further writes to disk are encrypted by the VMware host before being written to disk.

    Encryption keys for each virtual machine are automatically and securely stored on our highly available, redundant KMS (Key Management System), independent of the eCloud architecture. Upon enabling encryption on any virtual machines in your eCloud solution, all backups will be set to encrypted mode from this point onwards.

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    What are the key advantages of VM Encryption?

    Get end-to-end encryption for your solution

    Your backups are encrypted as standard

    Set up VM encryption quickly and easily

    Add an additional layer of protection for your VMs

    Why VM Encryption from UKFast?


    Industry-leading SLAs with 100% network uptime guaranteed


    24/7/365 support from your dedicated pod of account managers and technical engineers


    Our purpose-built data centres are exclusively UK-based, ISO-certified and PCI compliant


    You have total control, from managing your solution to billing and support

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    Bespoke solutions designed and built by us to meet your unique hosting needs

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    Certifications and Industry Compliance

    Crown Commercial Service
    Cyber Essentials
    Carbon Neutral
    ISO 9001
    ISO 27001

    Your solution is only ever housed in our government and ISO-certified, ultra-secure data centres managed by security cleared personnel. As an exclusively UK-based company, hosting with UKFast offers guaranteed data sovereignty. UKFast is a government approved supplier through the G-Cloud 10 framework.