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Hardware Security Modules (HSMs)

What is a Hardware Security Module?

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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.

Why Use Hardware Security Modules?

Enterprises buy hardware security modules to protect transactions, identities, and applications because 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?

Gemalto's SafeNet Hardware Security Modules 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.

Select Your Hardware Security Module:

Available in a wide range of form factors and performance options, SafeNet General Purpose HSMs safeguard the cryptographic keys used to secure transactions, applications, and sensitive data.

SafeNet General Purpose HSMs:

SafeNet Network Hardware Security Module

SafeNet Network HSM

SafeNet Network HSM is a network-attached HSM protecting encryption keys used by applications in on-premise, virtual, and cloud environments.

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SafeNet PCIe Hardware Security Module

SafeNet PCIe HSM

An embedded HSM, SafeNet PCIe HSM protects cryptographic keys and accelerates sensitive cryptographic operations.

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SafeNet USB Hardware Security Module


SafeNet USB HSM is an USB-attached HSM that is ideal for storing root cryptographic keys in an offline key storage device.

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SafeNet Java Hardware Security Module

SafeNet Java HSM

SafeNet Java HSM allows developers to securely deploy Web applications, Web services and other Java applications in a protected hardened security appliance.

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SafeNet Payment Hardware Security Modules support the security needs of retail payment processing environments, internet payment applications, and web-based PIN delivery.

Transaction Security with SafeNet Hardware Security Modules:

SafeNet Payment HSM for Transaction Security

SafeNet Payment HSM

SafeNet Payment HSM 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.

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SafeNet PIN Delivery Hardware Security Module

SafeNet PIN Delivery

SafeNet PIN Delivery 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.

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SafeNet ProtectServer HSM

SafeNet ProtectServer HSM

Available in network attached and PCIe form factors, SafeNet ProtectServer Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) are designed to protect cryptographic keys against compromise while providing encryption, signing and authentication services to secure Java and sensitive web applications.

SafeNet 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.

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Cryptography as a Service

SafeNet Crypto Command Center

Managing hardware security modules virtually is now not only possible, but easy for administrators. With SafeNet Crypto Command Center, organizations easily provision crypto resources for their SafeNet HSMs and reduce IT infrastructure costs.

Combining SafeNet Crypto Command Center with our SafeNet HSMs, IT departments can leverage a crypto hypervisor to deliver on-demand, elastic cryptographic services for data protection via cloud environments.

SafeNet HSMs Play Well with Others

A broad range of innovative technology partners utilize SafeNet Hardware Security Modules as roots of trust, relied upon to secure sensitive data, transactions, applications, and more around the world.

Hardware Security Module Partner - AWSHardware Security Module Partner - BoxHardware Security Module Partner - IBMHardware Security Module Partner - MicrosoftHardware Security Module Partner - Oracle
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HSM Introduction Video


Learn More - Download These HSM Resources

An Anchor of Trust in a Digital World - White Paper

Considering the growing exposure and potential ramifications of information incidents – such as failed regulatory audits, fines, litigation, breach notification costs, market set-backs

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HSM True Hardware-based Key Management Next Gen PKI Apps - Brochure

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NASDAQ OMX - HSM - Case Study

To deliver a cloud solution that is viable for the financial services market, NASDAQ OMX needed to ensure a host of stringent security policies and compliance mandates would be addressed.

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