PLANTATION, Fla., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Thales, leader in critical information systems and cybersecurity, announces the launch of CipherTrust a new monitoring and management platform allowing network operations teams to receive 24 x7 visibility on the operational status of all hardware security modules (HSMs) across all locations.
Thales HSMs can now be monitored and remotely managed in a similar way to general IT equipment in data centers, keeping operations staff fully informed while helping them pro-actively respond to potential security or performance issues using complementary Thales HSM management tools. The result is a dramatic reduction in operating costs to monitor HSMs providing users with an effective tool in helping to maintain the security and operational efficiency of their complete HSM infrastructure for their data protection requirements.
- Provides 24 x 7 visibility on all HSMs
- Identifies performance bottlenecks to improve capacity planning
- Facilitates pro-active HSM management responses to potential issues through automatic alerts
- Reduces costs through background remote operation without human intervention
- Works seamlessly with existing HSM hardware and software configurations
Recently announced Thales HSM management tools such as nShield Remote Administration and payShield Manager complement CipherTrust by enabling security teams to manage and make configuration changes to any of the HSMs as a result of information delivered via CipherTrust.
Cindy Provin, president Thales e-Security Inc., says:
"Data security is a top concern for enterprises and governments. The need for data protection is mandatory. As IT security systems become more complex with the need of deploying multiple layers of data protection the effects from a disruption caused by network downtime are great. Operations staff need tools that automatically deliver information about potential issues. CipherTrust delivers visibility across groups of Thales HSMs in multiple locations, allowing operations to monitor alerts and warnings and proactively respond to issues both now or on the horizon."
The first release of CipherTrust provides monitoring for payShield HSMs. Future versions will support additional Thales products including the Thales nShield multi-purpose HSM family.
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About Thales e-Security
Thales e-Security is a leading global provider of trusted cryptographic solutions with a 40-year track record of protecting the world's most sensitive applications and information. Thales solutions enhance privacy, trusted identities, and secure payments with certified, high performance encryption and digital signature technology for customers in a wide range markets including financial services, high technology, manufacturing, and government. Thales e-Security has a worldwide support capability, with regional headquarters in the United States, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. www.thales-esecurity.com
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 61,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €13 billion in 2014. With over 20,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique 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.
Drawing on its strong cryptographic capabilities, Thales is one of the world leaders in cybersecurity products and solutions for critical state and military infrastructures, satellite networks and industrial and financial companies. With a presence throughout the entire security chain, Thales offers a comprehensive range of services and solutions ranging from security consulting, intrusion detection and architecture design to system certification, development and through-life management of products and services, and security supervision with Security Operation Centres in France, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.