The Enhanced File TransferTM (EFTTM) High Security module (HSM) exceeds security practices mandated by the PCI DSS version 3, FIPS 140-2 Validation, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and others for data transfer, access, and storage. The HSM ensures:

  • Data is stored and disposed of securely
  • Account and password security policies adhere to standards
  • Strong encryption ciphers and keys are used exclusively
  • Violations are reported, compensating controls are applied, and changes are monitored and recorded

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Protection of Data at Rest

The High Security module, EFT, and DMZ Gateway, help organizations comply with data storage requirements—including not storing data in the network's demilitarized zone (DMZ)—using repository encryption, and securely sanitizing deleted data so that it cannot be reconstituted.

Protection of Data in Transit

With support for multiple secure protocols and a built-in FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic library, the High Security module protects data in transit. By enforcing the use of secure protocols, strong ciphers and encryption keys, and maintaining password policies, data transfers strictly follow the PCI DSS requirements.

Controlled Access to Data

The HSM enforces account access policy controls such as the automatic lock out of accounts after a set amount of incorrect login attempts and the removal of inactive accounts after a certain period of inactivity. Additional security controls can be set to expire passwords automatically on certain dates, and notifications such as emails and banners can be configured accordingly. For user authentication, you can use an AD, NTLM, LDAP, or ODBC-compatible database, or EFT's authentication manager.

Active Monitoring

The High Security module actively supports the PCI DSS by:

  • Monitoring compliance
  • Alerting on non-compliance
  • Identifying the cause of non-compliance
  • Allowing reverting of security controls
  • Implementing mitigation/workaround techniques
  • Providing reports for auditor sampling

The Auditing and Reporting Module (ARM) captures all server activity in a relational database.

Minimized Attack Vector

The HSM lets you leverage your existing Active Directory infrastructure for EFT administrator accounts, eliminating the need to create, maintain, and track standards compliance of built-in, administrator accounts typical of most MFT solutions.

Ongoing PCI DSS Compliance

Securing sensitive company data requires continuous monitoring and validation of security policies and controls. Globalscape makes it easy for an administrator to create and maintain file-transfer services that meet or exceed these standards with a simple set-up wizard. Once enabled, the HSM is an ever-vigilant security tool that disallows low-security options, captures compensating controls, and generates reports for auditing the system’s compliance status.

EFT's High Security Module Helps You Achieve and Maintain PCI DSS Compliance

Globalscape's whitepaper, "Facilitating Enterprise PCI DSS Compliance" and the EFT help file outline specifically how Globalscape can help you become and stay compliant. Setup wizards provide administrators with an easy, step-by-step method to configuring a new high-security-enabled Site, with each page describing the requirement and what you need to do to meet that requirement, or to provide a compensating control (workaround).