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Great HSM oversight with one window

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.

Beyond Security

nShield Monitor Benefits

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Operation Costs Reduction

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

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Utilization Optimization

Find trends in HSM performance and capacity to assist in optimizing deployment architecture.

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Increased Responsiveness

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

Tech Specs

Central Monitoring Capabilities

nShield Monitor refreshes utilization statistics for all HSMs every minute. The solution generates alerts based on thresholds you define. 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)

What our customers are saying...

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We have a long history together and we’re extremely comfortable continuing to rely on Entrust solutions for the core of our business. We have used Entrust HSMs for five years and they have always been exceptionally reliable. We’ve layered a lot of code on top of the HSM; it delivers the performance we need and has proven to be a rock-solid foundation.

Neal Harris, Security Engineering Manager, Square, Inc


As a global payment solutions and commerce enablement leader, Verifone’s strategy is to develop and deploy “best in class” payment solutions and services that meet or exceed global security standards and help our clients securely accept electronic payments across all channels of commerce. We selected Entrust HSMs to provide robust security, unmatched performance, and superior scalability across our payment security platforms…

Joe Majka, Chief Security Officer, Verifone


The Entrust nShield sales team provided excellent local and remote support during this evaluation period and was invaluable to the process. The excellent depth, breadth, and quality of the product documentation gave us confidence that the solution was well thought-out and supported.

Robert Fairlie-Cuninghame, QAI Technical Lead/Architect, Memjet


Entrust provided the expertise needed to design and implement a tailored, secure VoIP solution.

Marek Dutkiewicz, Polycom