SAN JOSE, Calif., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, announces a new version of CipherTrust Monitor, the company's flagship monitoring tool that allows network operations teams to monitor their complete estate of Thales hardware security modules (HSMs), both payShield and nShield, 24x7 and from one centralized location, giving them instantaneous visibility into alerts, tamper attempts, real-time status and capacity. CipherTrust Monitor can now monitor both Thales payShield and Thales nShield HSMs through a single pane of glass. Additional capabilities of CipherTrust Monitor 2.0 include enhanced monitoring and displays as well as a new auditor role, improving separation of duties.
HSMs are used to ensure the trust of critical business applications by managing the encryption keys that protect these applications and data. Typically, HSMs are housed in unattended, lights-out data centers or private-clouds in remote locations. This environment creates a challenge for customers who need to access their HSMs to ensure they are operating smoothly, without error and at optimum loading. The need to visit distant data centers can make data collection haphazard, complex and time-consuming, as well as costly.
With these challenges top-of-mind, Thales has created CipherTrust Monitor, a solution that allows IT personnel to proactively respond to potential issues and optimize operations – both important requirements with increasing internal and external IT security threats. With its around-the-clock visibility, CipherTrust Monitor 2.0's benefits include:
- identifying performance bottlenecks to improve capacity planning;
- enabling immediate response to potential issues through comprehensive alerts;
- eliminating the need to physically access HSMs to retrieve important data;
- integrating seamlessly with existing HSM hardware and software configurations; and
- offering granular control over access to configuration and data through administrator, group manager and auditor roles.
Peter Galvin, vice president of strategy at Thales e-Security says:
"Encryption is a well-accepted best practice for securing sensitive data, with HSMs providing the root of trust for critical business applications by protecting and managing the encryption keys. CipherTrust Monitor 2.0 provides customers with the ability to monitor their HSMs from the convenience of their own office, dramatically reducing their ongoing key management costs. The ability to remotely and centrally track HSM operational health, capacity and loading reduces the need to travel to manually retrieve important data. This together with audit logs that can be used as proof of regulatory compliance, brings convenience, cost reduction and reduced downtime."
The latest version of CipherTrust Monitor will be available in Q2 2017 and is priced according to the number of hosting workstations and number of HSMs being monitored. For more information, please click here.
About Thales e-Security
Thales e-Security is the leader in advanced data security solutions and services that deliver trust wherever information is created, shared or stored. We ensure that the data belonging to companies and government entities is both secure and trusted in any environment – on-premise, in the cloud, in data centers or big data environments – without sacrificing business agility. Security doesn't just reduce risk, it's an enabler of the digital initiatives that now permeate our daily lives – digital money, e-identities, healthcare, connected cars and, with the internet of things (IoT), even household devices. Thales provides everything an organization needs to protect and manage its data, identities and intellectual property, and meet regulatory compliance – through encryption, advanced key management, tokenization, privileged-user control and high-assurance solutions. Security professionals around the globe rely on Thales to confidently accelerate their organization's digital transformation. Thales e-Security is part of Thales Group.
Industry insight and views on the latest key management trends can be found on the Thales e-Security blog at blog.thalesesecurity.com.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.
Positioned as a value-added systems integrator, equipment supplier and service provider, Thales is one of Europe's leading players in the security market. The Group's security teams work with government agencies, local authorities and enterprise customers to develop and deploy integrated, resilient solutions to protect citizens, sensitive data and critical infrastructure.
Thales offers world-class cryptographic capabilities and is a global leader in cybersecurity solutions for defence, government, critical infrastructure providers, telecom companies, industry and the financial services sector. With a value proposition addressing the entire data security chain, Thales offers a comprehensive range of services and solutions ranging from security consulting, data protection, digital trust management and design, development, integration, certification and security maintenance of cybersecured systems, to cyberthreat management, intrusion detection and security supervision through cybersecurity Operation Centres in France, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Hong Kong.
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