What is a hardware security module (HMS) ?
HMS is an encryption processor designed to protect the life cycle of encryption keys. HMS functions are trusted to protect the cryptographic infrastructure of some of the most security-conscious organizations in the world by managing, processing, and securely storing cryptographic keys within a protected device.
What is its main function?
It safeguards transactions, identities and applications by protecting cryptographic keys and providing a wide range of encryption, decryption, authentication and digital signature services.
Accelerates operations through a dedicated cryptographic processor which eliminates bottlenecks and maximizes application performance.
Through a secure device, it centralizes the management of the lifecycle of cryptographic keys, including their generation, distribution, storage, termination and archiving.
It improves profitability and helps numerous tools and software (in compliance with regulations), including solutions designed for:
- Print to digital initiatives
- PCI DSS
- Digital signatures
- Hardware key storage
- Transaction acceleration
- Certificate signing
- Code or document signing
- Mass key generation
- Data encryption.