Monitoring for nShield HSMs

nShield Monitor gives you 24x7 oversight of all your nShield HSMs in one centralized location

nShield Monitor

nShield Monitor is a comprehensive HSM monitoring platform that enables operations teams to gain 24x7 visibility into the status of all their nShield HSMs, including those residing across distributed data centers. With this solution, security teams can efficiently inspect HSMs and find out immediately if any potential security, configuration or utilization issue may compromise their mission-critical infrastructure.

Reduce operations costs

Eliminates the costs associated with physically accessing HSMs to retrieve important data.

Optimize utilization

Trends HSM performance and capacity to assist in optimizing deployment architecture.

Increase responsiveness

Equips administrators with the timely, targeted insights they need to proactively take corrective actions.

Central Monitoring Capabilities

nShield Monitor refreshes utilization statistics for all HSMs every minute. Based on thresholds you define, the solution can generate alerts when critical situations arise. Choose from email, SNMP, syslog or Web interface as the delivery channel for any alerts. You define specific time periods for in-depth analysis, including last hour, 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days or custom intervals. nShield Monitor reports on a range of attributes including:

  • Operational status
  • Physical security and any tamper attempts
  • Alarms and alerts
  • Utilization and capacity
  • Configuration changes with user tracking
HSM Compatibility
  • nShield Edge, Solo, Solo+, Connect and Connect+ with Security World Software v11.72 and higher
  • nShield Solo XC and Connect XC with Security World Software v12.40 and higher
Role-based Access Control

nShield supports three distinct user roles to enhance security and establish clear separation of configuration and administration duties. These three roles are:

  • Administrator, manages deployment
  • Group Manager, controls monitoring of HSMs and groups of HSMs
  • Auditor, views data and reports
Virtual Appliance Minimum Specification
  • 2 CPUs with 2 cores each
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Thin provisioned hard drives
  • Compatible with ESXi 5.1 and later (VM Version 9)

Top 10 ways HSM monitoring helps you avoid outages

From instant alerts to continuous tracking and gathering of comprehensive data to use for insightful analysis, nShield Monitor helps enterprises optimize their HSM operations.


Data Sheet : nShield Connect HSMs

nShield Connect HSMs are certified, networked appliances that deliver cryptographic key services to applications distributed across servers and virtual machines.


Data Sheet : nShield Solo HSMs

nShield Solo HSMs are certified PCI-e card-based solutions that deliver cryptographic key services to applications hosted on individual servers and appliances.


Data Sheet : nShield Remote Administration

nShield Remote Administration is a central management tool that lets you manage your geographically distributed nShield HSMs from your local office.


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