Zettaset XCrypt Archive for VMware Tanzu

WARNING: The Zettaset XCrypt Archive for VMware Tanzu is intended for evaluation and test purposes only. Do not use this product in a production Cloud Foundry environment.

This documentation describes Zettaset XCrypt Archive for VMware Tanzu.

BOSH Backup and Restore provides a framework for the backup and restore of your BOSH deployments in VMware Tanzu environments. Those backups contain your critical data and must be protected. Zettaset XCrypt Archive for VMware Tanzu provides a powerful solution for protecting your VMware Tanzu backups.


XCrypt Archive for VMware Tanzu is a high-performance, software-only backup and restore solution that works with structured and unstructured data. It interoperates with KMIP-compliant key managers, including Zettaset’s Virtual Enterprise Key Manager. If you already have a key manager, you can continue to use it. If not, you can use Zettaset’s software-only solution.

XCrypt Archive for VMware Tanzu utilizes Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption, the highest level attainable. AES has been adopted by the U.S. government and is now used worldwide. It also provides AES-NI accelerated performance in equipped servers.

Zettaset’s software-only approach to encryption simplifies deployment and eliminates the need for proprietary appliances. Its configurable key policies and key administration provide the flexibility necessary for your enterprise. It is designed to be deployed on existing commodity hardware, drastically reducing the total cost of ownership compared to proprietary appliance-based solutions. Zettaset’s products can be deployed and maintained by existing IT staff and do not require specialized encryption experts.

Key Features

Zettaset XCrypt Archive for VMware Tanzu includes the following key features:

  • Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

    Requires no proprietary hardware; it’s a software-only encryption solution that can be deployed on commodity and existing hardware—just point and encrypt. Does not require specialized encryption experts on staff. Can be deployed and maintained by existing IT staff.

  • High Performance

    Negligible performance impact on existing processes. All data is compressed prior to encryption, saving valuable storage space.

  • Versatile

    Secures structured and unstructured data.

  • Interoperable

    Command line interface simplifies automation and integration. KMIP compatible & PKCS#11 certified. Compatible with all major key managers and HSMs, including Thales and Gemalto.

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about Zettaset XCrypt Archive for VMware Tanzu.

Element Details
Plugin version v1.0.0
Release date October 26, 2018
Software component version v8.4.2
Compatible BOSH Backup and Restore version(s) v1.2.8 and upwards
IaaS support AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, and vSphere
IPsec support? Yes


Zettaset XCrypt Archive for VMware Tanzu has the following requirements:

  • Java v1.7.0 or greater

  • Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Juridiction Policy files

  • libselinux-python and cryptsetup-luks

  • Third-party, KMIP-compliant Key Manager or Zettaset’s Virtual Enterprise Key Manager (V-EKM). To download and install vEKM, contact our sales team.

Feedback and Support

At Zettaset, our goal is to ensure a positive, consistent, and successful customer experience with each one of our software security solutions. As part of our ongoing commitment, Zettaset offers a world-class customer service and support program to effectively complement our industry-leading family of big data encryption and key management solutions.

Every aspect of our customer service and support program is staffed by expert, highly-trained engineers who have years of experience with Zettaset security solutions as well as a deep domain experience around encryption, key management, access control, authentication, cloud security, multiple database environments, and compliance requirements.

If you have a feature request, question, or information about a bug, please email our support team.


Contact our sales team to learn more about commercial licenses and support.