SafeNet announced the availability of its Luna XML Hardware Security Module (HSM), claimed by the company to be the world’s easiest to deploy and integrate HSM for web services applications and transaction security.
The Luna XML is a Web Services HSM that combines the benefits of being network attached and supporting virtualized segmentation with a modern API that drastically reduces integration and deployment times. HSMs provide reliable protection for applications, transactions, and information assets by safeguarding the cryptographic keys that are at the heart of any encryption-based security solution.
The module is completely platform independent and requires no client software installation. It has a zero footprint on the host application server enabling rapid, independent, flexible, and highly scalable deployments. It features a web services cryptographic interface, using XML/SOAP as the messaging interface, thus no knowledge of existing APIs is needed.
Its core configuration parameters are upgradeable, allowing it to scale without the need to replace hardware. In addition, reliability, redundancy and increased throughput are easily achieved as there are no restrictions on the number of HSMs that can work in unison.
FIPS 140-2 Level 3 is validated and equipped with multi-level access controls which makes Luna XML highly secure. It protects critical cryptographic keys and accelerates sensitive cryptographic operations across a wide range of security applications.
In addition, the multi-level access control and authentication policies to its administrative functions provide the highest degree of protection for sensitive cryptographic keys and prevent unauthorized system configuration changes. It permits flexible remote management and monitoring.
More information about the Luna XML is available at http://www.safenet-inc.com/products/pki/luna_XML.asp.