LONDON, UK, October 22nd 2015 – Thales, leader in critical information systems and cybersecurity, announces the launch of new remote administration and management capabilities for both nShield and payShield Hardware Security Modules (HSMs). In response to the needs of customers with deployments at geographically dispersed data centers, as well as those increasingly embracing cloud adoption, these products enable customers to remotely manage their Thales HSM estates, saving them time and travel costs.
Encryption is a well-accepted best practice for protecting business applications. High assurance hardware, such as an HSM, is used to ensure the trust of these applications by managing the encryption keys that protect them. HSMs are typically housed in data centers which are increasingly located in remote, disparate locations and operated as lights-out facilities. This results in rising costs and logistical complexity when needing to access the HSMs for configuration changes, firmware upgrades, and other maintenance functions. In a recent TechValidate survey 43% of our customers rated simplified key management and recovery as one of the top three capabilities in solving their operational challenges using Thales HSMs.
For businesses with lights out datacenter requirements, there is an increased need for remote administration, while maintaining strict security policies and identity. The two products, Remote Administration for nShield and payShield Manager, provide customers with the ability to administer their HSMs from the convenience of their own office, dramatically reducing their ongoing key management costs. The ability to remotely present multiple smart cards possessed by multiple authorized personnel to complete actions that would ordinarily have to be carried out at the HSM negates the need to travel and also reduces the risk of exposure (or loss) of critical assets.
Cindy Provin, president Thales e-Security Inc., says:
“Increasingly we are seeing the move of data and applications to the cloud and managing trust in these new environments brings operational and logistical complexities. Remote Administration for nShield and payShield Manager expand on our previous remote administration capabilities, meeting the needs and demands of our customers, in terms of ease of use and reduced operational costs as they look to manage trust in their critical business applications.”
For further information: https://www.thales-esecurity.com/HSM
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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.