High Security Module (HSM)

Meet or exceed security mandates

The Globalscape High Security Module (HSM) achieves or exceeds security practices mandated by the most rigorous standards, including PCI-DSS, FIPS 140-2 Validation, HIPAA, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Whether the business is obligated to comply or they simply desire the utmost in security standards, the HSM is the solution for securing data transfer, access, and storage. diagram-hsm-PCI DSS

Key Features

Protection of data at rest – Helps organisations comply with data storage requirements, including not storing data in the DMZ, using repository encryption and securely wiping deleted data.

Protection of data in transit – Ensures the use of secure protocols, strong ciphers, encryption keys and password policies, data transfers strictly follow all security guidelines.

Controlled Access to Data – Enforces strong account access policy controls, including lock out of accounts after incorrect login attempts, time bound passwords and removal of inactive accounts. All server activity is also captured in a fully relational database.

Easy security configuration – Setup wizards provide administrators with an easy, step-by-step method to configuring a new high-security-enabled Site, each page describes the requirements and what is needed to meet that requirement, or to provide a compensating control (workaround).

Minimised attack vector – Leverages the existing Active Directory account for EFT administrators, eliminating the need to create, maintain and track standards compliance of built in accounts.

Ongoing standards compliance – Compliance with security standards such as PCI DSS, is an ongoing task, HSM is an ever-vigilant security tool that disallows low-security options, captures compensating controls, and generates reports for auditing the system’s compliance status..

Actively monitor PCI DSS compliance – Actively monitors PCI DSS by alerting on non-compliance, identifying the cause of non-compliance, allowing reverting of security controls, implementing mitigation/workaround techniques. The Auditing and Reporting module (ARM) captures all of this activity in a fully relational database.

PLEASE NOTE
This module is only fully functional when used in conjunction with the Auditing and Reporting Module (ARM).


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PCI DSS Compliance

pci dss complaintHSM achieves and exceeds security practices mandated by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3 for data transfer, access and storage.

FIPS Validation

fipsSealHSM comes with a built-in FIPS 140-2 Validated cryptographic library to provide secure transfer of information.