VMware Validated Design Security and Compliance Configuration for NIST 800-53 provides step-by-step configuration for securing a software-defined data center based on the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center for compliance with the NIST 800-53 Revision 4 standard.

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This document is intended to provide general guidance for organizations that are considering VMware solutions to help them address compliance requirements. The information contained in this document is for educational and informational purposes only. This document is not intended to provide regulatory advice and is provided “AS IS”. VMware makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained herein. Organizations should engage appropriate legal, business, technical, and audit expertise within their specific organization for review of regulatory compliance requirements.

Intended Audience

VMware Validated Design Security and Compliance Configuration for NIST 800-53 is intended for cloud architects, infrastructure administrators, and cloud administrators who are familiar with and want to use VMware software to secure and work towards compliance with the NIST 800-53 framework.

Required VMware Software

The VMware Validated Design Security and Compliance Configuration for NIST 800-53 documentation is compliant and validated with certain product versions. See VMware Validated Design Release Notes for more information about supported product versions.

Before You Apply This Guidance

The sequence of the documentation of VMware Validated Design follows the stages for implementing and maintaining an SDDC. See Documentation Map for VMware Validated Design.

To use VMware Validated Design Security and Compliance Configuration for NIST 800-53, you must be acquainted with the following guidance:

  • Introducing VMware Validated Designs

  • Optionally VMware Validated Design Architecture and Design

  • VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation

  • VMware Validated Design Deployment of Region A

  • VMware Validated Design Deployment of Region B

  • VMware Validated Design for Deployment for Multiple Availability Zones

  • Optionally Introducing Security and Compliance

  • Optionally Product Applicability Guide for NIST 800-53 Rev. 4