Hardware Security Module

Hardware Security Module

Organizations deploy Hardware Security Modules to safely store and control cryptographic keys and sensitive information. They are designed to be highly secure, prevent unauthorized access, and meet stringent compliance standards. Two major types of HSMs, General Purpose HSMs, and Payment HSMs are deployed per individual use cases.

HSMs are available as physical devices and as cloud services. Since organizations are migrating their workloads to the cloud, physical HSMs are now getting replaced by HSM SaaS. HSM SaaS allows companies to manage their HSMs over a network, making it secure, efficient, and cost-effective. HSMs and HSM SaaS use encryption and controls to keep data secure and confidential.

This FAQ section explains how HSMs work on-premises and in cloud environments and answers the most common concerns regarding their feature and benefits.

Resources: Hardware Security Module (HSM) Solution Brief