Crypto Agility With Plug And Play Hardware Security Module (HSMs)

In the world of design principles, the concept of modularity and plug & play is often underrated. 

Take the case of why we probably appreciate a Tiny House (DIY concept), a Lego set or an IKEA furniture. The concept of ease of use and modularity in design is quite fascinating. In essence, taking a minimalistic approach that enables a truly plug and play model to get the desired results.

In a networking and security world, given the myriad of devices, applications and vendors, it can be a hard task to literally integrate this ecosystem. Enterprises can have varied vendors, each performing a specific function. 

Let’s take the case of Hardware Security Modules (HSMs). Customers are spoilt for choice with a plethora of HSM vendors in the offing, each having its own value proposition. 

Enterprises buy hardware security modules (HSMs) in order to protect identities, transactions, and applications. HSMs  enable securing cryptographic keys and provisioning encryption, decryption, authentication, and digital signing services for a wide range of applications. It is a secure physical device designed to generate, store, and protect digital, high-value cryptographic keys.  

Given the high stakes in Network security, managing cryptographic relationships and crypto key lifecycles can be challenging for organizations. A secure Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is the need of the hour. 

Considering the numerous vendors in the market, it can be a challenging task even for software vendors specialising in end to end Machine Identity Management and Automation – In terms of having an integrated ecosystem across the myriad of vendors. 

Benefits of Bring your Own HSM’s (BYO-HSM)

AppViewX’s MIM Platform CERT+ solves this exact ecosystem problem. Through the BYO-HSM approach, enterprises can integrate with their desired vendor in very little time. The value proposition – Enabling Crypto Agility with Faster Time to Integrate.

Key Benefits:

  • PKCS#11 Interface: Standard API communication to HSMs using PKCS#11 connectivity across on-premise or Cloud.
  • Plug and Play: Extensibility to any HSM vendor with no impact on the application. 
  • Time to Value (SLA): Increases Turn around time to integrate a new HSM

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  • certificate lifecycle management
  • crypto-agility
  • Hardware Security Module
  • HSM
  • PKI
  • SSL Certificate Lifecycle Management

About the Author

Karthik Kannan

VP - Product Management

VP - Product Management at AppViewX heading Automation and Low Code Suite. Oversee product lifecycle: vision > concept > ideation > design > launch.

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