National bank of Slovakia (NBS) has chosen to use quality Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) from Utimaco.
German company Utimaco is a leading manufacturer of FIPS, PCI HSM and Common Criteria certified hardware security modules (HSMs). HSMs keep cryptographic keys and digital identities safe to protect critical digital infrastructures and high value data assets.
Utimaco represents a trusted supplier of protection against internal and external threats for more than ten thousand businesses and organizations all over the world. Affordable tamperproof Utimaco HSMs, which are designed with German engineering precision, provide high performance for cryptographic operations and offer scalable performance with the highest level of physical security and self-defense for hostile environments.
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.