What is a General Purpose Hardware Security Module (HSM)?

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What is a General Purpose Hardware Security Module (HSM)?

Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) are hardened, tamper-resistant hardware devices that strengthen encryption practices by generating keys, encrypting and decrypting data, and creating and verifying digital signatures. Some hardware security modules (HSMs) are certified at various FIPS 140-2 Levels. Hardware security modules (HSMs) are frequently used to:

  • Meet and exceed established and emerging regulatory standards for cybersecurity
  • Achieve higher levels of data security and trust
  • Maintain high service levels and business agility