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Alliance Key Manager HSM is a hardware security module (HSM) that helps organizations meet compliance requirements with FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption key management. The symmetric encryption key management solution creates, manages, and distributes 128-bit, 192-bit, and 256-bit AES keys for any application or database running on any Enterprise operating system. Alliance Key Manager HSM also supports on-appliance encryption and decryption services.
Works with all major business platforms (IBM Power Systems i, IBM System z, Windows, and Linux), leading encryption applications, and legacy devices.
Sample client binary and source applications
Binary key retrieval and encryption libraries are provided for all major operating systems to enable rapid deployment of encryption key retrieval or on-device encryption applications. Sample source code is also provided for Java, .NET (C#), C, RPG, and COBOL applications.
Validated encryption key management ensures compliance with regulations
Alliance Key Manager is compliant to the FIPS 140-2 Level 1 specification.
Dependable, reliable, and secure
Alliance Key Manager mirrors keys between multiple key management appliances over a secure and mutually authenticated TLS connection for hot backup and disaster recovery support.
Complete audit trail
Built in logging allows administrators to track all key retrieval, key management, and system activity. Reports can be sent automatically to central log management, alerting facilities, or SIEM products for a timely and permanent record of activity.
Key access control addresses PCI-DSS requirements
Encryption keys can be restricted based on several criteria. The most permissive level requires a secure and authenticated TLS session to the key server. Individual encryption keys can be restricted to users, groups, or specific users in groups. Enterprise-wide groups can be defined and keys can be restricted to Enterprise users, groups, or specific users in groups.
Key change and rotation
Automatically or manually rotate encryption keys. Security administrators can define the frequency of key rotation based on internal security policies. When a key change occurs, the new version is created and the old version is moved to a historical database and available for cryptographic operations.
GUI system administration
Alliance Key Manager provides a Java GUI application to create and manage encryption keys and access policies. All access to security administration is authenticated using TLS client and server authentication. A system option allows requiring multiple security administrator logins to meet compliance regulations for dual control.
On-device encryption and decryption services
For applications that require the highest level of security, you can use the on-board encryption and decryption services. The encryption key never leaves the key server device with on-board encryption services.
ISV integration features
ISV and OEM customers can rapidly deploy embedded key management solutions using Alliance Key Manager's binary APIs. Encryption keys include user-defined fields for encryption key cross-reference requirements. Townsend Security works with ISVs and OEMs for branded and independently NIST validated solutions.
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