Sophos launches next generation of hardware security modules

November 16, 2009 Sophos Press Release

Sophos and Utimaco, a global leader in hardware based data security solutions, has extended its hardware security module (HSM) portfolio with the new SafeGuard CryptoServer Se-Series.

The SafeGuard CryptoServer Se-Series comprises of several HSM that are optimized for common security requirements in commercial environments. They fulfill all requirements in accordance with the leading certification standard worldwide, FIPS 140-2 level 3.

The high-speed model SafeGuard CryptoServer Se1000 marks the new top line in cryptographic performance with more than 10,000 RSA transactions per second. The SafeGuard CryptoServer Se-Series furthermore features two models Se10 and Se50 which have been designed to fit low to medium performance requirements of business applications, e.g. a corporate Certificate Authorities (CA).

All models of the SafeGuard CryptoServer Se-Series are available as PCI Express expansion card and network attached HSM. They support all major cryptographic interfaces which include Microsoft CryptoAPI and Cryptography Next Generation (CNG); PKCS#11, JCE and OpenSSL.

In addition, Sophos offers a powerful software development kit enabling integrators to write their custom firmware extensions for execution inside the secure boundary of any model of the SafeGuard CryptoServer Se-Series. This unique combination of performance and customization makes SafeGuard CryptoServer Se the ideal HSM for integrations in many infrastructure applications.

The SafeGuard CryptoServer Se-Series is available now. It will be presented at CARTES 2009 in Paris. For more information please visit