SafeNet ProtectServer HSMs: Hardware Security for Server & Web Applications

SafeNet ProtectServer Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) are designed to protect cryptographic keys against compromise while providing encryption, signing and authentication services to secure Java and sensitive web applications.

SafeNet ProtectServer HSMs offer a unique level of flexibility for application developers to create their own firmware and execute it within the secure confines of the HSM. Known as functionality modules, the toolkits provide a comprehensive facility to develop and deploy custom firmware.

SafeNet ProtectServer at a Glance:


Customizable and Scalable

Available in a broad range of symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic performance levels, SafeNet ProtectServer HSMS can be integrated on either the same or distinct sub-nets and be shared between different networks in order to protect multiple business domains.


Extensive APIs

ProtectServer HSM for Java and Web Applications Security

Users and developers can facilitate seamless integration of cryptography and HSMs into a large array of pre-integrated third-party solutions or custom applications. The Customization Software Development Kit (ProtectProcessing) enables the development, download, and storage of custom-specific functionality modules (FMs) inside the secure boundary of the HSM.


Software Emulator

A full-featured software emulator rounds out the flexible development tools, enabling developers to test and debug custom firmware from the convenience of a desktop computer.

This emulator also serves as an invaluable tool to test applications without the need to install a SafeNet ProtectServer HSM. When ready, a developer simply installs the HSM and redirects communication to the hardware – no software changes are necessary.


FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated

SafeNet ProtectServer HSMs contain a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated cryptographic module to perform secure cryptographic processing in a high-assurance fashion. Built for industry standard security applications, the SafeNet ProtectServer HSM functions within a tamper-protected environment, providing secure storage for highly sensitive information, cryptographic keys, PINs, and data.

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Operating System Support


OS Support

Windows, Linux,

Cryptographic Support



  • Asymmetric: RSA (1024-4096), DSA (1024-3072), Diffie-Hellman, KCDSA, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECDSA, ECDH, ECIES) with named, user-defined and Brainpool curves

  • Symmetric: AES, RC2, RC4, RC5, CAST, DES, Triple DES, ARIA, SEED

  • Hash/Message Digest/HMAC: SHA-1, SHA-2 (224-512), SSL3-MD5-MAC, SSL3-SHA-1-MAC

  • Random Number Generation: FIPS 140-2 approved DRBG (SP 800-90 CTR mode)


Crytographic APIs

PKCS#11, Java (JCA/JCE), Microsoft CAPI and CNG, OpenSSL, JCProv

Physical Characteristics (Internal-Express)



4.16” x 6.63”

Power Consumption

+5V@3A max; +12V@0.2A max


Operating 0° to 40°C

Physical Characteristics (External)


Rack Mountable

Standard 19" EIA rack mount chassis (1U height)


437 mm(W) x 270 mm (D) x 44 mm (H)


3.1 kg

Power Consumption

220/110 Volts Switchable


Operating 0° to 40°C

Relative Humidity

5% to 95% (38°C) non-condensing

Security Certifications



FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Level 3

Safety and Environmental Compliance



  • UL, CSA, CE

  • FCC, KC Mark, VCCI, CE

  • RoHS, WEEE

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ProtectServer for Server and Web Applications Security

Sample Use Cases:

  • Encryption
  • User and data authentication
  • Message integrity
  • Secure key storage and key management for eCommerce
  • PKI
  • Document managment
  • Electronic bill presentation and payment
  • Database encryption
  • Financial EFT transactions
  • And more


  • Dual LAN
  • Up to 600 RSA signings/sec
  • WLD (Work Load Distribution)
  • Multi-threaded APIs
  • GUI HSM admin interface
  • CMD line interface
  • Infield upgrade
  • Remote HSM management
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