The Orchestration Gateway is a framework that accepts Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) commands issued by the Fornetix VaultCore appliance and converts them to any API as needed. Fornetix has developed a library of plugins for a variety of systems that do not conform to a standard protocol for key management including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. In this way, a customer is able to use their VaultCore appliance as a single-pane-of-glass for full key lifecycle management throughout their enterprise.
Installing an Orchestration Gateway is an investment whose value only increases over time. Customers are able to install one Orchestration Gateway and keep adding plugins as they are released for the most popular technologies. Because Fornetix took the time to create a framework and not just another KMIP client, plugins can be developed quickly and added as needed by customers. Now, full lifecycle key management can be achieved for nearly any technology on any platform, including proprietary systems.
Installing the Orchestration Gateway is simple and requires very few computing resources. Based on the .NET framework, the Orchestration Gateway is able to run on nearly any Windows Server or Linux system. Plugins are able to be added at any time. Further, Fornetix allows for the configuration of multiple endpoints and credentials for every plugin as needed. Having a light footprint means that the Orchestration Gateway can meet the needs of small businesses as well as large global enterprises. The VaultCore appliance provides a logical and graphical representation for each plugin installed on the Orchestration Gateway. This means that even if a customer has many plugins on a single gateway, keys are still organized automatically as if the customer had a different client for each one.