Hardware-based protection
of sensitive data using
hardware security modules
Benefits of HSMs for industry,
automotive, PKI, Internet of Things,
healthcare, etc.
Selection criteria for
hardware security modules

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Hardware Security Modules

Your trust anchor for sensitive data …

Hardware security modules (HSMs) mean one major thing: Double protection, because they actively protect the keys that protect your data. Unlike purely software-based solutions, they provide hardware-based protection for critical systems such as public key infrastructures (PKIs), databases and web- or application servers. In this way, HSMs offer maximum security from external physical, chemical and mechanical attacks.

… in a digital world

But HSMs can do a great deal more. Processes for encryption and decryption, issuing of electronic certificates, generation of digital certificates or signatures and user and device authentication can all be “outsourced” to HSMs for execution in compliance with maximum security standards and statutory provisions. HSMs thus also safeguard security-critical processes and effectively prevent the readout and manipulation of sensitive key material.


How and Where to Use Hardware Security Modules

HSMs are deployed throughout industry for purposes of secure generation, storage and use of key material. Fields of application include e-health, energy (smart metering), bring-your-own-key (BYOK), automotive, access and admission management in enterprises, as well as infrastructures for the Internet of Things (IoT) – for all these, HSMs assume the function of a high-security “key deposit”.


Why Hardware Security Modules are so Useful

Hardware Security

  • Truly random number generation via measurement of physical processes
  • Sensors for attack detection
  • Chips embedded in epoxy resin: Physical attack impossible without destroying the chip

Secure Cryptography

  • Secure generation and storage of keys within the HSM
  • Secure execution of cryptographic operations within the HSM
  • Secure operating processes: „More than one pair of eyes“ principle

Ease of integration

  • Platform-independent: All popular operating systems
  • All popular interfaces and end applications
  • Deployable as master-slave combination for bulk data encryption


How Enterprises Benefit from HSM Solutions

For over a decade, exceet Secure Solutions has supported enterprises from all sectors of industry in developing IT security solutions and assisted them in implementing their IT security requirements. These businesses have benefited from our independent consulting on product selection, planning and implementation, German-language support and qualified training, as well as our long-standing experience and cross-board expertise with HSM solutions.

Do you require support in defining your requirements, selecting an HSM provider or choosing the right HSM product?

As independent HSM and IT security experts, we would be pleased to advise you:

exceet Secure Solutions GmbH

Phone: +49 (0) 211 436989-0

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