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 device.
What Do Hardware Security Modules Do?
HSMs provide protection for transactions, identities, and applications by securing cryptographic keys and provisioning encryption, decryption, authentication, and digital signing services for a wide range of applications.
What Makes SafeNet HSMs Unique?
SafeNet HSMs incorporate features developed through extensive operational experience, implementing best practices in hardware, software, and operations that make the deployment of secure HSMs as easy as possible.
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.
With SafeNet Hardware Security Modules, You Can:
Offload and accelerate cryptographic operations to a dedicated cryptographic processor that eliminates bottlenecks and maximizes application performance
Centralize lifecycle management of cryptographic keys—from generation, distribution, rotation, storage, termination, and archival— in a purpose-built, highly secure appliance
Improve profitability and achieve compliance with solutions for 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.
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General Purpose HSMs
Available in a wide range of form factors and performance options, SafeNet's Luna General Purpose HSMs safeguard the cryptographic keys used to secure transactions, applications, and sensitive data.
SafeNet's General Purpose HSMs:
Luna SA: A network-attached HSM protecting encryption keys used by applications in on-premise, virtual, and cloud environments.
Luna PCI-E: An embedded HSM that protects cryptographic keys and accelerates sensitive cryptographic operations.
Luna G5: An USB-attached HSM that is ideal for storing root cryptographic keys in an offline key storage device.
The ProtectServer Hardware Security Module Product Family
Learn About ProtectServerLearn About Luna SP
ProtectServer HSMs offer a unique level of flexibility for application developers to create their own firmware and execute it within the secure confines of the HSM. Known as functionality modules, the toolkits provide a comprehensive facility to develop and deploy custom firmware.
Luna SP allows developers to securely deploy Web applications, Web services and other Java applications in a protected hardened security appliance.
Financial & Payment HSMs
SafeNet Payment Hardware Security Modules support the security needs of retail payment processing environments, internet payment applications, and web-based PIN delivery.
SafeNet's Payment Hardware Security Modules:
Learn About Luna EFTLearn About ViewPIN+
Luna EFT is a network-attached Hardware Security Module (HSM) designed for retail payment system processing environments for credit, debit, e-purse and chip cards, as well as internet payment applications.
ViewPIN+ is a secure Web-based PIN issuance and management solution that eliminates the need for expensive, insecure, and time-consuming paper-based PIN delivery to customers.
As a pioneering developer of HSMs, SafeNet has been bringing secure HSMs to market since 1994. SafeNet Luna products incorporate features developed through extensive operational experience. To learn more, please refer to our resources below.
What is an HSM?
Crypto Command Center represents a revolution in provisioning cryptographic resources, and firmly plants the HSM and its associated key management and cryptographic functions in the evolving cloud and virtual world.
Ranked #1 in the market worldwide, SafeNet Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) provide reliable protection for transactions, identities, and applications by securing cryptographic keys and provisioning encryption, decryption, authentication, and digital signing services. Robust FIPS and Common Criteria validation makes SafeNet HSMs tamper-resistant.
Luna SA is the choice for enterprises requiring strong cryptographic security for paper-to-digital initiatives, digital signatures, DNSSEC, hardware key storage, transactional acceleration, certificate signing, code or document signing, bulk key generation, data encryption, and more.
The threat of a stolen computer has always been a security concern for Enterprises. In most IT environments today that could apply to everything from personal smartphones/PDAs, laptops, and personal computers up to large server platforms. This form of attack has, until recently, necessitated the physical theft of the computer.
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The volume of information is mushrooming and being transformed from paper to digital form at an alarming rate with no end in sight. Properly addressing security threats to all of this data requires proper cryptographic key storage and management.