Keep Your Own Key for cloud data encryption with IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services, a dedicated Key Management Service (KMS) and Hardware Security Module (HSM) service. This single tenant KMS provides exclusive control of encryption keys with key-vaulting provided by dedicated, customer controlled, FIPS 140-2 Level 4 certified HSMs.
Hyper Protect Crypto Services provides a single-tenant key management service that allows you to create, import, rotate, and manage keys with standardized APIs. Once the encryption keys are deleted, you can be assured that your data is no longer retrievable.
By integrating with other IBM Cloud services, Hyper Protect Crypto Services offers the capability of bringing your own encryption to the cloud. The service provides double-layer protection for your cloud data by wrapping the encryption keys associated with your cloud services.
Hyper Protect Crypto Services integrates with IBM Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM) to enable your granular control over user access to service resources. You can also monitor activities of Hyper Protect Crypto Services using IBM Cloud Activity Tracker with LogDNA service.
With Keep Your Own Key, Hyper Protect Crypto Services allows you to take the ownership of the HSM through assigning your own administrators and loading master keys. This ensures your full control of the entire key hierarchy where no IBM Cloud administrators have access to your keys.
Hyper Protect Crypto Services supports Enterprise PKCS #11 for cryptographic operations. This includes generating keys, encrypting and decrypting data, signing data, and verifying signatures. The cryptographic functions are executed in HSMs and can be accessed through APIs to provide hardware-based protection for your applications.
The service is built on FIPS 140-2 Level 4-certified hardware, the highest offered by any cloud provider in the industry. The HSM is also certified to meet the Common Criteria Part 3 conformant EAL 4.