What is a Hardware Security Module?
A hardware security module (HSM) is a dedicated crypto processor that is specifically designed for the protection of the crypto key lifecycle. Hardware security modules act as trust anchors that protect the cryptographic infrastructure of some of the most security-conscious organizations in the world by securely managing, processing, and storing cryptographic keys inside a hardened, tamper-resistant
Why Use Hardware Security Modules?
Enterprises buy hardware security modules to protect transactions, identities, and applications, as HSMs excel at securing cryptographic keys and provisioning encryption, decryption, authentication, and digital signing services for a wide range of applications.
What Makes Gemalto the Best HSM Vendor?
SafeNet Hardware Security Modules provide the highest level of security by always storing cryptographic keys in hardware. SafeNet HSMs provide a secure crypto foundation as the keys never leave the intrusion-resistant, tamper-evident, FIPS-validated appliance. Since all cryptographic operations occur within the HSM, strong access controls prevent unauthorized users from accessing sensitive cryptographic material. Additionally, Gemalto also implements operations that make the deployment of secure HSMs as easy as possible, and our HSMs are integrated with SafeNet Crypto Command Center for quick and easy crypto resource partitioning, reporting and monitoring.
SafeNet HSMs adhere to rigorous design requirements and must pass through stringent product verification testing, followed by real-world application testing to verify the security and integrity of every device.
SafeNet HSMs are cloud agnostic, and are the HSM of choice for AWS and IBM, providing a “rentable” hardware security module (HSM) service that dedicates a single-tenant appliance located in the cloud for customer cryptographic storage and processing needs.
With SafeNet Hardware Security Modules, You Can:
- Address compliance requirements with solutions for Blockchain, GDPR, IoT, paper-to-digital initiatives, PCI DSS, digital signatures, DNSSEC, hardware key storage, transactional acceleration, certificate signing, code or document signing, bulk key generation, data encryption, and more.
- Keys are generated, and always stored in the intrusion-resistant, tamper-evident, FIPS-validated appliance, providing the strongest levels of access controls.
- Create partitions with a dedicated Security Office per partition, and segment through admin key separation.
SafeNet Luna General Purpose HSMs
Available in a wide range of form factors and performance options, SafeNet Luna General Purpose HSMs safeguard the cryptographic keys used to secure transactions, applications, and sensitive data.
SafeNet Luna Network HSM
SafeNet Luna Network HSM is a network-attached HSM protecting encryption keys used by applications in on-premises, virtual, and cloud environments. SafeNet Luna Network HSMs are both the fastest and most secure HSMs on the market. Increase your return on investment by allowing multiple applications or business units to share a common HSM platform.
Maintaining keys in hardware throughout their life-cycle is a best practice mandated by system security auditors and certification bodies responsible for attesting to the security status of cryptographic systems.
The SafeNet Luna Backup HSM ensures your sensitive cryptographic material remains strongly protected in hardware even when not being used. You can easily backup and duplicate keys securely to the SafeNet Luna Backup HSM for safekeeping in case of emergency, failure or disaster.