nCipher Security, the provider of trust, integrity and control for business critical information and applications, announces enhanced remote access to the crypto capabilities delivered by its nShield Connect XC hardware security modules (HSMs). As customers increasingly rely on HSMs to provide a root of trust for their cloud applications, IoT, and blockchain, nShield Connect XC allows them to quickly and easily scale their security capabilities and remotely configure and expand their HSM estates. This reduces downtime, increases efficiency, and eliminates physical data centre visits.
Faced with growing demands to protect critical applications and data, control access to that data and secure communications, organisations are increasingly relying on HSMs for trusted encryption and digital signing. According to the 2018 Global Encryption Trends Study, 60% of enterprises have moved to a private cloud, crypto-as-a-service model where HSMs are pooled, often in remote, lights-out data centres, with individual application teams subscribing to their services.
nShield Connect XC’s remote configuration and high availability update allows customers to dynamically scale their security capabilities, incorporating HSM-strength security as a root of trust for many of today’s applications, including PKI, privileged access management, database encryption and TLS/SSL.
HSMs can also establish a root of trust for IoT devices and protect blockchain signing keys and consensus logic. Organisations benefiting from this update include those with existing HSM estates deployed across multiple data centres who wish to extend trusted cryptographic services to new applications.
John Grimm, senior director of strategy and business development, nCipher Security says: “These major enhancements, which build on the nShield Connect XC’s cloud-friendly capabilities, is especially beneficial as more and more organisations seek to scale their crypto capabilities and advance their cloud strategies with HSMs that are proven to deliver trust, integrity, and control. They’re now able to accelerate deployments and maximise availability for business critical applications.”
The nShield Connect XC remote configuration feature will be available in Q2 2019. nCipher Security will be exhibiting at booth #3106 during RSA Conference 2019. Drop by to learn how our cryptographic solutions guard against today’s threats and attacks, enable compliance and protect your business applications.