Research and Whitepapers

Remote Administration

Remote Administration is an extension to nCipher’s Security World concept to support remote administration and authorisation of nShield Hardware Security Modules (HSMs).

Remote Administration is supported via secure remote card presentation of both Administrator and Operator card sets. Remote card presentation changes the security profile of the existing nShield product. This Whitepaper reviews the security implications due to the changes and provides recommendations for secure configuration and operation of nShield when Remote Administration functionality is enabled.