nShield Remote Administration Options
Remote Administration Starter Kits
Remote Administration Starter Kits enable Remote Administration on nShield Solo and Connect HSMs (standard and plus models). The kits can be used to either upgrade an existing nShield HSM or enable the feature on new purchases.
The kits contain one or more Trusted Verification Devices (TVDs) (secure card readers), Remote Administration Cards (smart cards), and Remote Administration Client software and a license. Kits are sized and priced according to tiers based on the number of HSMs in the estate. The diagram below shows the quantities of Remote Administration Cards and TVDs for each tiered kit.
As HSM estates grow, upgrade kits allow customers to migrate to a higher tier by providing additional TVDs, Remote Administration Cards, Remote Administration Client software and licenses. Customers can purchase kits to upgrade from Tier 1 to 2, from Tier 2 to 3, and from Tier 3 to 4.
The following items are available for purchase once Remote Administration has been activated, and while the number of HSMs remain in the same tier (for instance, to replace lost or damaged items).
Remote Administration Cards
Trusted Verification Devices
Software CD (Remote Administration Client)