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3 More Questions about HSM Surveyor

Posted by Mary Still on Apr 23, 2015 4:00:00 AM


In last week's post, I responded to one of the critical questions about Prime Factors' new hardware security module performance/capacity visualization application, HSM Surveyor™.  That question, and the three I will address in this post, came from the recent webinar introducing Surveyor, its capabilities, and how it helps enterprises improve quality of service while controlling cost.  More questions are coming in, which I will address in future posts. 

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Topics: HSM Management

HSM Management - Distinguishing Legitimate PIN Management from Attacks?

Posted by Mary Still on Apr 16, 2015 4:00:00 AM

When Jeff Cherrington and I first introduced HSM Surveryor™ in a webinar last February, the audience submitted many questions - more than we had time to answer before the end of the session.  As promised, each will be addressed in Prime Factors' blog, including this one:

Fraud detection, PIN attacks -- how does HSM Surveyor distinguish between regular, legitimate PIN generation/verification versus attacks on the PIN management process?

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HSM Surveyor and supported hardware security modules -- What next?

Posted by Jeff Cherrington on Apr 13, 2015 11:04:05 AM

Most readers of this blog recall that Prime Factors' introduced HSM Surveyor last February -- if you missed it, see the press release or listen to my interview of Sr. Solution Architect, Mary Still where she described its capabilities.  During that webinar and since, we've received a lot of questions about HSM Surveyor, its current capabilities, and how it can be used.  As promised, we'll be replying to those questions in this blog, over the next few weeks.

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Who Really Needs HSM Monitoring?

Posted by Jeff Cherrington on Apr 9, 2015 3:30:00 AM

Hardware security module (HSM) monitoring has traditionally been a highly technical task relegated to execution level administrators and like IT professionals.  Output from their work generally appears as raw numbers for a given unit, even when some enterprises have many appliances in their HSM estate.  Some in the market are questioning if that is sufficient, begging the question - who really needs HSM monitoring?

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