High Security Module
Maintain security at the highest levels. The Globalscape High Security Module (HSM) achieves or exceeds security practices mandated by the most rigorous
standards, including the PCI DSS, FIPS 140-2 Validation, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and many others. Whether your business is obligated to comply or you simply
desire the utmost in security standards, the HSM is your solution for securing data transfer, access, and storage.
Protection of Data at Rest
The HSM, in concert with EFT and DMZ Gateway, helps organizations comply with data storage requirements—including not storing data in the
network DMZ—using repository encryption and securely sanitizes (wipes) 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 HSM thoroughly protects data in transit. By
enforcing the use of secure protocols, strong ciphers, encryption keys, and password policies, data transfers strictly follow all security guidelines.
Controlled Access to Data
The HSM enforces strong account access policy controls such as the automatic lock out of accounts—users and administrators— 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. The Auditing and Reporting Module (ARM) captures all server activity
in a fully relational database.
The HSM 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
- The Auditing and Reporting Module (ARM) captures all server activity in a fully 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 Standards Compliance
Compliance with security standards such as the PCI DSS is not a "set it and forget it" process. The ultimate goal of 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.
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).
Globalscape takes seriously and follows all the best practices mentioned in the PCI DSS, including considerations for customizations produced by our Professional Services team, use of common security frameworks, and development of our web client portals.