Utimaco and GEOBRIDGE to provide cryptographic key management and HSM from a single source
Next milestone for GEOBRIDGE integration into Utimaco / Further advantages: higher performance and reduced operating costs, PCI-v3 and FIPS certified
Aachen, Germany, and Campbell (CA), USA, August 6, 2020 – Utimaco, a leading global provider of IT security solutions, has announced the integration of Utimaco’s hardware security modules into GEOBRIDGE’s key management solution KeyBRIDGE. KeyBRIDGE 4100 is the first joint product following Utimaco’s acquisition of GEOBRIDGE Corporation at the end of March 2020. The new solution now features a hardware security module (HSM) from Utimaco that is certified according to PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) v3 and FIPS. Other advantages include reduced operating costs by combining both devices in a slim housing with higher performance leveraged by the built-in Hardware Asymmetric Accelerator. Furthermore, RESTful API enhancements, new tokenization formats and additional support for new POI terminals has been extended on the entire KeyBRIDGE platform.
Many new digital services and processes, whether in the area of payment, IoT applications or connected vehicles, use cryptographic keys to establish an unique identity and for the use of secure traceable transactions. The cryptographic keys are increasingly being replaced at short intervals and old keys are retired to prevent manipulation. In light of this development, companies from various industries now have to deal with the generation and management of cryptographic keys in a completely new way. Companies have to adapt their systems to manage a large number of keys in a short time or to support new devices that require the use of cryptographic keys. The immense volumes of keys required in the IoT sector call for solutions such as KeyBRIDGE 4100 which can cope with the management of over one billion keys. Utimaco’s KeyBRIDGE 4100 solution also supports direct interface to different HSMs vendors. Companies can deploy Utimaco’s KeyBRIDGE 4100 on premise data center and in the cloud. The built-in key injection function supports a wide range of devices, currently more than 350 unique devices, and the number is growing steadily.
“We are very pleased to bring an integrated product to market that combines the innovative technologies of GEOBRIDGE and Utimaco. On the one hand, this strengthens the integration of the new brand into our company. On the other hand, our customers, from the financial sector or the IoT segment will benefit from a compact, high-performance yet cost-effective solution from a single source,” says Stefan Auerbach, CEO of Utimaco.
“Security determines to a large extent the success or failure of digital business models today, but enormous complexity lies behind it all. With our solutions, we help our customers to provide the highest level of security without having to familiarize themselves with the complex field of key management. This assures compliance with government and regulatory bodies to provide the best possible protection for user data,” adds Laura Way, Senior Vice President of Key Management at GEOBRIDGE.
Utimaco is an international provider of IT security solutions with headquarters in Aachen (Germany) and Campbell, CA (USA). Utimaco develops hardware security modules and key management solutions as well as compliance solutions for telecommunication providers in the field of regulation. Utimaco is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in both of these market segments.
Over 300 employees have committed to the company´s goal to protect people, identities and data. Customers and partners value the reliability and long-term investment security of Utimaco’s highsecurity products and solutions. Utimaco stands for recognized product quality, user-friendly software, excellent support and products that effectively meet market requirements. Further information is available at www.utimaco.com.
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