Monitoring for Thales Payment HSMs

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

CipherTrust Monitor

CipherTrust Monitor from Thales eSecurity is a comprehensive HSM monitoring platform that enables operations teams to gain 24x7 visibility into the status of all their payShield 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.

Check out our overview video to see the benefits that CipherTrust Monitor brings to HSM operations teams.

Learn more about CipherTrust Monitor by downloading our data sheet.

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

CipherTrust 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. CipherTrust 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
  • payShield 9000 with base or custom software version 1.1 or later with SNMPv3 messaging enabled
Role-based Access Control

CipherTrust 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)

Data Sheet : payShield 9000

payShield 9000 is an HSM dedicated to payment applications that performs such tasks as PIN protection and validation, transaction processing, mobile and payment card issuance, and key management.


Data Sheet : payShield Manager

payShield Manager is a central management tool that lets you manage your geographically distributed payShield HSMs from your local office.


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