A hardware security module (HSM) is a dedicated crypto processor designed for the protection of the crypto key life cycle. HSMs 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. Cloud HSM is a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated, single-tenant device available around the world where you need it most.
Features and capabilities
Protect your keys
Generate, process and store keys on your dedicated HSM. Build your own Public Key Infrastructure to handle application and signing activities.
Support for PKCS #11 and extensions, Cryptographic Application Programming Interface, Cryptography API Next Generation, Java Security API, Key Management Interoperability Protocol and RESTful APIs for application development and integration.
Role-based access control
Assign multiple roles that you can invoke in different ways that map to roles and functions in your organization.
Logging and reporting
HSMs are equipped with performance monitoring and audit logging features to monitor security and provide audits of HSM activity.
Receive access to the Gemalto support portal to receive the latest product updates, downloads, and documentation to manage the Cloud HSM.
Select the ‘View Docs’ link for Cloud HSM documentation and tutorials on items like connecting and initializing the Cloud HSM.
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