Guardian Series 3

Enterprise cryptographic infrastructure management

Cryptographic orchestration

Centralized cryptographic infrastructure management

The Guardian Series 3 enables organizations to centralize management of Futurex devices and cloud HSM services. Its user-friendly interface eliminates the need for the in-person physical management of cryptographic infrastructure. Users gain the ability to set parameters for monitoring, alerting, intelligent load balancing, device grouping, and redundancy.

  • Gain insight into infrastructure with automated monitoring and alerting tools
  • Enhance communication with real-time alerts through SMTP, SNMP, and SMS
  • Achieve full system redundancy with zero-downtime load balancing
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Centralized configuration

  • Firmware distribution and orchestration
  • HSM and key management integration
  • Application-specific HSM clustering/grouping

High availability and disaster recovery

  • Multi-site automated failover
  • HSM traffic management and load balancing
  • Automatic synchronization of keys
  • Security profiles between multiple sites

Cloud cryptography management and scalability

  • Spin up new cloud HSMs when more power is needed
  • Simplify management of hybrid environments
  • One-click cloud migration

Centralized log management

  • Simplified internal and external auditing
  • Relays logs to multiple endpoints and SIEMs
  • Support for integrity checks on log entries

Cryptographic orchestration

  • Virtual HSM provisioning and management
  • Elastic, application-specific scalability 
  • Automation and scripting of cryptographic resources

Custom monitoring and alerting

  • Enterprise infrastructure health
  • User-defined alerting parameters
  • Priority-based notifications
  • Simple Network Message Protocol (SNMP)
  • Syslog functionality
Centralized management

Centralize management, eliminate points of failure, and distribute transaction loads across your enterprise.

Infinite scalability

Build a scalable environment and virtualize HSMs as needed. Manage client Futurex devices within multiple groups.

Monitoring and alerts

Organize notices and alerts by event type and priority with the Guardian’s granular monitoring and alerting tools.

Why enterprise organizations choose the Guardian Series 3 over other solutions

A secure cryptographic infrastructure relies on good communication. The Guardian Series 3 centralizes communication within your infrastructure to ensure it stays healthy. It enables you to add and manage cryptographic devices in the intuitive GUI and define objects, settings, and configuration parameters. It offers automated failover, peering, and full system redundancy with zero downtime. The Guardian can manage devices deployed on-premises or in the cloud, bringing virtually unlimited scalability to your architecture.

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Reduce cryptographic management burden

A web-based management dashboard helps you streamline operations and maximize Futurex device processing, all from a central location.

Peering and failover

Enable full system redundancy. The Guardian automatically redistributes transaction loads for on-premises and cloud infrastructure.

Simplify firmware updates and device audits

Perform firmware updates and log audits for Futurex devices spread across multiple data centers from a central location.

Centralized alerting and monitoring

Real-time notifications and alerts help you automatically monitor system parameters, throughput, and error messages of connected devices.
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Virtual HSM orchestration

Cluster HSMs deployed on-premises or in the cloud into user-defined groups, with customizable management settings.

Device peering algorithm

Automatically share data between devices across multiple data centers and cloud environments.

Hybrid environments

Manage and load balance on-premises HSMs and Cloud HSMs or transition to fully managed cloud infrastructure.

Native VirtuCrypt integration

Seamlessly manage and deploy VirtuCrypt cloud services to support on-premises cryptographic processing.

Audit log repository

Consolidate data logs from all client devices in one central location with automatic distribution functionality.

High availability and disaster recovery

Easily set up active-active, high-availability clusters of Futurex devices, including off-site failover configuration.

Centralized cryptographic management for Futurex products

Single-pane-of-glass management, visibility, and orchestration of an organization’s entire ecosystem

Guardian Series 3 specifications

Hardware features

  • Dual control-enabled, tamper-responsive
  • Smart card reader for M-of-N key fragmentation and dual-factor authentication
  • Dual, redundant gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Dual, redundant, hot-swappable power supplies
  • Automated, internal RAID-based backup of object management applications and databases

Operating conditions

  • Power: 100 – 240 VAC 50/60 Hz. 225 Watts
  • Operating temp: -40° to 140°F (-40° to 60°C)
  • Storage temp: -40° to 140°F (-40° to 60°C)
  • Operating humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing
  • Storage humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

Dimensions and weight

  • Weight: 40.5 lbs (18.4 kg)
  • Width: 19 inches (48.3 cm)
  • Height: 2U – 3.47 inches (8.81 cm)
  • Depth: 22.3 inches (56.7 cm)

Powering the VirtuCrypt cloud

VirtuCrypt management services are backed by the Guardian Series 3 with hardened, FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated technology. Whether an organization requires complete infrastructure management or simply more functionality for existing Futurex infrastructure, VirtuCrypt offers a variety of service structures designed to meet security requirements.

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Industry compliance standards

  • FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Compliant
  • ANSI X9.24 Part 1 and Part 2—TR-39
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
  • RoHS
  • FCC Part 15 – Class B

Centralized management capabilities

  • Master Key loading
  • User and permissions administration
  • Log management and audit reporting
  • Firmware distribution and installation
  • Synchronization of keys, certificates, and configuration settings across multiple client devices

Alerting and notification formats

  • Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Short Message Service (SMS)
  • Syslog

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