Guardian Series 3
Cryptographic infrastructure management
The Guardian Series 3 is a cryptographic infrastructure management device. Using the Guardian’s web-based dashboard, users can easily group Futurex devices into multiple clusters and manage them remotely. The device also features native integration with Futurex’s VirtuCrypt cloud, allowing users to manage cloud HSMs as well as on-premises HSMs. With fully customizable settings, seamless peering, centralized audit logging, and a user-friendly GUI, the Guardian Series 3 gets rid of in-person visits to data centers while streamlining enterprise HSM management.
Some organizations must connect their host applications to Futurex HSMs directly. They can use the Guardian Series 3 to manage the HSM separately from the host application.
Whether you use the Guardian Series 3 as an abstraction layer or for out of band management, you gain access to monitoring and alerting, centralized configuration, and much more.
The Guardian Series 3 provides advantages that are unique to Futurex technology. Its intuitive, web-based interface allows users to operate it from any location; it contains a high-performance HSM to perform cryptographic operations; it also serves as a centralized audit log repository for connected devices. All without the need for in-person management.
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Cluster HSMs deployed on-premises or in the cloud into user-defined groups, with customizable management settings.
Automatically share data between your connected devices across multiple data centers and cloud environments.
Manage and load balance on-premises HSMs and cloud HSMs or transition to fully managed cloud infrastructure.
Seamlessly manage and integrate with VirtuCrypt cloud services to support on-premises cryptographic processing.
Consolidate data logs from all connected devices in one central location with automatic distribution functionality.
Easily set up active-active, high-availability clusters of Futurex devices, including off-site failover configuration.
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.
The Guardian Series 3 brings sophisticated IT management to cryptographic infrastructure. It fulfills a variety of use cases including monitoring and alerting, device clustering, load balancing, object and key referencing, and automated failover. Importantly, it allows the creation of a shared cryptographic resource pool that can be distributed among departments, rather than siloed according to each one.
The Guardian Series 3 makes use of a highly powerful monitoring and alerting engine. It features granular monitoring parameters: temperature, access attempts, command counts, and more.
Users can define alert output parameters, including log outputs via SMTP, SMS, and SNMP, as well as SIEM integration.
The Guardian was the first cryptographic management tool to perform device clustering. This feature allows administrators to arrange cryptographic devices into computing clusters with simple drag-and-drop commands. This is all done in real time. It makes it easy to manage a distributed infrastructure across an organization.
The Guardian Series 3 can be deployed on-premises, in the VrituCrypt cloud, or in a hybrid environment. It manages cryptographic infrastructure deployed in any environment as well.