Thales Enhances its Security Monitoring Platform

Thales, a provider of critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, is updating its flagship monitoring tool with enhanced features that will allow the platform to monitor both Thales payShield and Thales nShield HSMs through a single pane of glass. 

Additional capabilities to CipherTrust Monitor 2.0 include enhanced monitoring and displays as well as a new auditor role improving separation of duties.

CipherTrust Monitor 2.0’s features include the ability to identify performance bottlenecks to improve capacity planning, enable immediate response to potential issues through comprehensive alerts,  eliminates the need to physically access HSMs to retrieve important data, integrates seamlessly with existing HSM hardware and software configurations and offers granular control over access to configuration and data through administrator, group manager and auditor roles.

 “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,” said Peter Galvin, vice president strategy at Thales e-Security. “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.”

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