Utimaco is a leading manufacturer of hardware based security solutions that provide the root of trust to keep cryptographic keys safe, secure critical digital infrastructures and protect high value data assets. Only Utimaco delivers a general-purpose Hardware Security Module (HSM) as a customizable platform to easily integrate into existing software solutions, embed business logic and build secure applications. With German precision engineering, tamperproof Utimaco HSM offers scalable performance with the highest level of physical security and self-defense for hostile environments.
Tens of thousands of enterprise and infrastructure companies rely on Utimaco to guard IP against internal and external threats and protect hundreds of millions of consumers globally.
Hardware Security Modules (HSM) like smartcards are hardware devices that are used to store cryptographic key material in a secure way and to perform cryptographic operations with these keys within the hardware device. HSMs are either PCI cards or network attached appliances – in which a PCI card is running. In contrast to smartcards HSMs can store much more keys, are capable of a bigger variety of cryptographic functions, offer the possibility to backup the key material, are much faster and provide a sophisticated rights management to restrict the access to the key material.