Hardware Security Module (HSM)

Hardware Security Module (HSM)

Hardware Security Module (HSM)

High-performance Cryptography and Key Management

HPE Security – Data Security Atalla hardware security modules have helped customers protect their most sensitive financial data for over 38 years. Customers have recognized us as having the highest ‘Net Promoter Score’ of any HSM appliance provider. This PCI HSM certified, tamper-resistant HSM for cryptography is designed specifically for secure payments applications with the most stringent compliance requirements, including Debit, EMV, Cloud-based payments with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 appliance. It meets critical PCI-DSS, NIST and ANSI standards for security and compliance audits.

Atalla Hardware Security Module (HSM) AT1000

Atalla Hardware Security Module (HSM) AT1000

Atalla Hardware Security Module (HSM) is a payments security module for protecting sensitive data and associated keys for non-cash retail payment transactions, cardholder authentication, and cryptographic keys. 

Many attacks today exploit vulnerabilities in the encryption key management infrastructure. If the infrastructure is weak, an advanced attack such as key impersonation can undermine the protection of payment transaction data. By securing encryption keys in a hardware security module, sensitive card transactions are protected. Malicious users can’t access the encryption keys they need to access the data. 

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Key Features

  • Atalla Key Block for AES and TDEA or 3DES key management 
  • Tamper-resistant security module (TSRM) for PCI PIN compliant remote key loading 
  • In-field scalable performance 
  • Highly scalable with more than 10,000 TPS in a single device 
  • Backwards compatible with the previous generation Atalla HSMs 
  • Easy to integration into your existing infrastructure (managed as an IT Security device) 
  • Optional customization

Atalla Hardware Security Module (HSM) Ax160 

Protect your organization and customers from financial fraud. Get an overview of Atalla HSM, which provides unrivaled protection for triple data encryption standard and other cryptographic keys when safeguarding value-based transactions.


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Integrated solution provides data-centric security

The integrated HPE SecureData and HPE Atalla HSM solution provides data-centric security to address the challenges of end-to-end data protection, and ensures the security of a hardware security module by safeguarding system-level encryption keys.


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HPE Atalla HSM Enhanced Software Option

The HPE Atalla HSM Enhanced Software Option is available for the Ax160 family providing:

  • SSL/TLS secure host connectivity
  • Whitelist host client access control
  • Automated cryptographic health checking
  • CPU performance monitoring
  • Command monitoring and improved remote Atalla HSM management capabilities

Also included is the Remote Key Management command set, which is used to remotely initialize ATM devices, and the PIN letter and key component printing command set. This software option utilizes HPE Atalla version 2.0 smart cards (sold separately) which support stronger key sizes to secure the communications channel established between the Atalla HSM and the Secure Configuration Assistant-3. An optional feature available on the A10160 Atalla HSM is the ability to configure multiple Master File Keys.

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HPE Atalla Secure Configuration Assistant-3

The HPE Secure Configuration Assistant-3 (SCA-3) is a versatile tablet-based tool that enables security administrators to easily configure commands, define parameters, calculate cryptograms, and inject cryptographic keys into HPE Atalla HSMs in a trusted manner.


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Analyst Report


Coalfire – HPE Atalla HSM Analysis


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Data sheet


Extending end-to-end protection with HPE SecureData and HPE Atalla HSM


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Data sheet


HPE Atalla Ax160 Network Security Processors


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Data sheet


HPE Atalla Secure Configuration Assistant-3


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Solution brief


Network and Data Security Solution with F5 BIG-IP LTM


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Data sheet


HPE NSP enhanced software for Ax160 NSP


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Security in Retail – Discover Industry Showcase


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