Thales Data Security Manager Lab

Solution Overview

This lab is intended to show the basic features of the Thales Data Security Manager (DSM). Thales DSM is one of the leading solutions in the key management space. DSM is a vital component under encryption, which is what WWT considers one of the five pillars of Identity and Access Management.

Thales DSM not only creates, stores and manages the encryption keys that protect data, it also enables organizations to manage every aspect of their 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.

Goals & Objectives

After going through the lab guide, users of this lab should be familiar with the basic functions and features provided by the Thales DSM solution, including:

  • How the DSM can protect sensitive data on various platforms, including Windows and Linux.
  • How the DSM can help protect against insider threats (i.e., inappropriate access by IT admins).
  • A high-level overview of how policies are enforced on the DSM.

Hardware & Software

This lab includes the following components: 

  • Jumpbox (Windows 10) 
  • End-User Workstation (Windows 10)
  • Linux Endpoint (CentOS 7.8)
  • Active Directory Domain Controller / Fileshare (Windows Server 2016)
  • Thales DSM Server (Windows Server 2016)