Ultra AEP announces FIPS 140-2 Level 4 crypto module

12 JANUARY 2015


Ultra Safe KeyperPlus Hardware Security module (HSM) provides increased performance and capability for the most demanding security applications.

LOUDWATER, UK (Jan 12, 2015) Ultra Electronics AEP, the provider of trusted security, announces that their ACCE v3 crypto module for the Ultra Safe KeyperPlus HSM has been successfully validated to the most stringent level of the internationally-recognised FIPS 140-2 security standard (NIST CMVP certificate #2298).

AEP’s world-leading Keyper™ range of HSMs provides maximum-security key generation, key storage and key management to support a broad range of application and infrastructure security requirements. Typical applications include digital identity, PKI, DNSSEC, code signing, SSL/TLS VPN authentication, database encryption and digital rights managements (DRM).

AEP Keyper hardware security modules are the only network-attached HSMs to employ FIPS 140-2 Level 4 technology, where the physical security mechanisms provide a complete envelope of protection around the cryptographic module with the ability of detecting and responding to all unauthorised attempts at physical access.

The KeyperPlus is the latest HSM in the Ultra Safe range, featuring an all-new crypto platform that offers increased performance, support for Elliptic Curve cryptography (ECDSA, ECDH) and capacity for significant further enhancements via firmware upgrade. Its advanced design and tamper-reactive mechanisms defend against the growing threats to intellectual property, high-value information assets and corporate reputation.

Rob Stubbs, Product Director at AEP, commented: “Organisations are facing an uncertain time; the security landscape is rapidly evolving and sensitive data is increasingly coming under attack. Security technologies need to evolve with these threats, providing higher levels of protection. KeyperPlus provides the highest level of assurance available for the protection of mission-critical applications and infrastructure.”

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