Utimaco is the First Manufacturer to Lower Total Cost of Ownership for Hardware Security Modules Via Comprehensive Remote

    Utimaco is the First Manufacturer to Lower Total Cost of Ownership for
        Hardware Security Modules Via Comprehensive Remote Monitoring

  PR Newswire

  AACHEN, Germany, November 22, 2012

AACHEN, Germany, November 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Utimaco releases software updates for SafeGuard CryptoServer LAN and SafeGuard

Hardware security modules (HSMs) are usually leveraged in data centers, which,
for the most part, are equipped with standard servers. These standard servers
are normally monitored completely through remote monitoring systems. However,
the latest HSMs available on the market either do not support remote
monitoring at all or very little. At the same time, the operator is faced with
high personnel costs for administration, which is also prone to errors due to
a lack of automation options. 

With today's software update, the SafeGuard CryptoServer LAN V4, Utimaco is
offering the only 19-inch hardware security module on the market to feature
comprehensive and automatable monitoring functionalities. This lowers the need
for personnel and saves costs, while boosting efficiency at the same time. The
CryptoServer LAN V4 not only supports the reading of numerous system
parameters, such as temperature, fan speed, and status of redundant power
supply thanks to the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), it also
supports spontaneous messages (SNMP traps) when one of these parameters
ventures outside of the defined tolerance range. As a result, operators can
virtually rule out system failures and loss of data. "With the CryptoServer
LAN V4, we are lowering the TCO of our HSMs significantly", explains Andreas
Philipp, Head of Sales CrytoServer, adding: "Security today also means
reliability of the leveraged devices in terms of their availability. Thanks to
our latest updates, we are boosting the already high availability of our
products even further."

Likewise, operators of SafeGuard SecurityServer's new 3.01 software version
can expect a lower TCO thanks to the easier and more secure use of the
administration tool. "Ninety percent of our customers administer the
SecurityServer using the graphics-based CAT administration tool, which was
developed particularly for those users who do not administer HSMs on a daily
basis. To make administration more intuitive and thus cost-effective, we have
completely reworked the CAT user interface. The flow of individual steps is
now more intuitive than ever and the interface has been slimmed down",
explains Dieter Bong, Product Manager CryptoServer. The aim was to enable new
and inexperienced users to be able to better handle the interface. The
command-line interface csadm can also boast similar changes - the integrated
help system has been reworked and expanded.

Learn more about new-generation SafeGuard CryptoServer LAN V4.1.0 and
SafeGuard SecurityServer 3.01 at: http://www.utimaco.com

Press contact: Tanja Tölke Marketing Manager HSM Utimaco Safeware AG - A
member of the Sophos Group Tanja.Toelke@aachen.utimaco.de Fon:
+49-241-1696-210 Fax: +49-241-1696-199 Germanusstr. 4 DE-52080 AachenGermany
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