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Vormetric Data Security Manager

Remove data security deployment and operational complexity

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Vormetric Data Security Manager will reach End of Life and Support on June 30, 2024

It will be replaced by CipherTrust Manager.
Begin your migration now to continue to receive exceptional service and best-in-class security.


Centrally manage your organization's data security environment

The Vormetric Data Security Manager (DSM) is the central management point for all Vormetric Data Security Platform products. The DSM not only creates, stores and manages the encryption keys that protect data, it also enables organizations to manage every aspect of their Vormetric data security platform implementation. The Data Security Manager allows administrators to specify data access policies, administer DSM users and logical domains, generate usage reports, register new hosts, access security logs, manage third-party keys, digital certificates and more. Moreover, as enterprises and service providers need data security management in concert with their other infrastructure, the DSM also provides integration capabilities with multiple APIs and a command line interface as well as a simple graphical user interface (GUI) operation.



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  • Benefits
  • Features
  • Specifications

Unified, Simplified Management

The Data Security Manager (DSM) enables centralized management of data security policies and key management, simplifying training, deployment and operations.

Flexible Form Factors

The Data Security Manager is available in different form factors and FIPS 140-2 levels. Deploy virtual appliances on-premises, in private and public clouds or select high-assurance hardware with the data security management tool.

Centralize Key and Policy Management

Provision and manage encryption keys for all Vormetric Data Security platform products from Thales, as well as KMIP and other third-party encryption keys and digital certificates.



Flexible Deployment Form Factors

The Data Security Manager (DSM) is offered as a FIPS 140-2 Level 1 virtual appliance, as well as two hardware appliances: The V6000, which is FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified, and the V6100, which is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified. The virtual appliance is available in VMware, HyperV, KVM, Amazon Web Services, and Azure compatible formats.

Unified Management and Administration

The DSM provides central management and secure storage of encryption keys, including those generated by Thales products, KMIP-compliant devices, Microsoft SQL Server TDE, Oracle TDE and IBM Guardium Data Encryption. The data security manager has an intuitive Web-based console, CLI, or APIs for managing encryption keys and policies.

Maximum Security and Reliability

To maximize uptime and security, the DSM features redundant components and the ability to cluster appliances for fault tolerance and high availability. Strong separation-of-duties policies can be enforced to ensure that one administrator does not have complete control over data security activities, encryption keys or administration. In addition, the DSM supports two-factor authentications for administrative access as well as remote HSM administration with smart card access for v6100 DSMs.

HSM integration for FIPS 140-2 Level 3 root of trust

Three DSM appliances are available: virtual, v6000 and v6100. V6100 DSMs are already equipped with an embedded FIPS 140-2 Level 3 HSM for a secure internal root of trust. For virtual and v6000 appliances, integration with external HSMs is available to provide this same capability.

Secure key import for data encryption keys

Import data encryption keys from external HSMs or other key sources using RESTful APIs or the DSM management console. These key import capabilities offer flexibility and give organizations more control of data security across cloud services, big data, container, and on-premises environments.

Hardware Specifications
Chassis 1U rack-mountable; 17” wide x 20.5” long x1.75” high (43.18 cm x 52.07cm x 4.5 cm)
Weight V6000: 21.5 lbs (9.8 kg); V6100: 22 lbs (10 kg)
Memory 16GB
Hard Disk Dual SAS RAID 1 configured with FIPS tamper-evident seals
Serial Port 1
Ethernet 2x1Gb
IPMI 1x10/100Mb
Power Supplies 2 removable 80+certified (100VAC-240VAC/50-60Hz) 400W
Chassis Intrusion Detection Yes. Also includes FIPS tamper-evident seal on the top cover.
Maximum BTU 410 BTU max
Operating Temperature 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F)
Non-Operating Temperature -40° to 70° C (-40° to 158° F)
Operating Relative Humidity 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
Non-Operating Relative Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Safety Agency Approval FCC, UL, BIS certifications
FIPS 140-2 Level 3 V6100 model is equipped with an integrated HSM; FIP140-2 Level 3 root of trust available for V6100 & virtual DSMs with an external HSM integration
HSM Remote Administration V6100 only; requires optional Remote Administration kit
Software Specifications
Administrative Interfaces Secure Web, CLI, SOAP, REST
Number of Management Domains 1,000+
API Support PKCS #11, Microsoft Extensible Key Management (EKM), SOAP, REST
Security Authentication Username/Password, RSA multi-factor authentication (optional)
Cluster Support Yes
Backup Manual and scheduled secure backups. M of N key restoration.
Network Management SNMP, NTP, Syslog-TCP
Syslog Formats CEF, LEEF, RFC 5424
Certifications and Validations FIPS 140-2 Level 1, FIPS 140-2 Level 2, FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Common Criteria (ESM PP PM V2.1)
Minimum Virtual Machine Specifications—Recommendation for Virtual Appliance
Number of CPUs 2
RAM (GB) 4
Hard Disk (GB) 100GB
Support Thin Provisioning Yes