Remote HSM Manager
Centralize management of payment HSMs for lower costs, greater control
Remote HSM Manager from Thales e-Security enables organizations to streamline and centralize administration of Thales payment hardware security modules (HSMs) by supporting secure remote monitoring and management of these devices. Remote management reduces travel to data centers, centralizes control, facilitates delegation, and enables administrators and their organizations to achieve new levels of automation and efficiency. The result is dramatic reductions in operating costs.
Designed with the most stringent security requirements in mind, Thales Remote HSM Manager addresses two primary challenges faced by today’s organizations: how to securely manage payment HSMs across multiple data centers and how to accommodate the rising number of operations that must be performed. In the past, security policies demanded that an authorized administrator physically connect to an HSM via a “dumb terminal” or console to perform routine management tasks. Given multiple data centers—some with lights-out operation—today’s increasing workload often leads to more travel and higher costs. But with Thales Remote HSM Manager, once payment HSMs are initially installed, management tasks can be executed securely from a remote location using a graphical user interface (GUI). Beyond eliminating the time and cost of travel, the GUI streamlines operations by enabling faster execution of complex commands. Centralization reduces opportunities for insider security breaches while facilitating greater separation of duties. As a result, top security personnel can delegate more routine tasks while maintaining the high levels of security demanded in today’s payment ecosystem.
Benefits of Remote HSM Manager
- Eliminates travel to data centers, reducing costs and accelerating operations.
- Improves control through centralized management of payment HSMs.
- Provides 24x7 access to payment HSMs.
- Streamlines execution of common management tasks through an intuitive GUI.
- Works with payShield 9000 and HSM 8000.