The R&S®CryptoServer is a high-performance, tamper-proof cryptographic hardware security module (HSM) for protecting electronic identities, transactions and data.

One of its primary areas of use is in public key infrastructures. The R&S®CryptoServer meets highest international security standards and is certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Via interfaces (API), the R&S®CryptoServer is integrated into existing IT systems such as public key infrastructures (PKI) for ID and inspection systems, where it is used to encrypt and sign confidential data.

The optimized throughput performance and low administrative overhead makes the R&S®CryptoServer especially suitable for centralized operations, i.e. to initialize and validate certificates of a PKI, to encrypt databases or for secure authentication. The high security standard of the R&S®CryptoServer makes the HSM ideal for use in official applications such as used by the police, the military and administration, and also for commercial applications with highest security requirements, e.g. banks.

This high security standard is achieved through a combination of physical protection measures and software security technologies. Even a stolen HSM is protected against massive physical attack. The R&S®CryptoServer is equipped with a sophisticated attack detection mechanism and accompanying protection measures, so that stored data is not disclosed. If an attempt is made to obtain unauthorized access, stored key and data material is erased within milliseconds.

R&S®CryptoServer is extremely flexible and offers maximum security for:

  • Electronic identities in commercial and government environments (eID, PKI)
  • Document management/archiving, database encryption
  • Cashless payment transactions (ePayment)
  • Electronic billing (eBilling)
  • Electronic allocation systems
  • Time stamp applications

Deutschland HSM

CC certification and BSI approval pending.

R&S®CryptoServer CSe

Certified in line with FIPS 140-2 level 3 (with level 4 for “physical security“).

R&S®CryptoServer Se

Certification in line with FIPS 140-2 level 3.