Hardware Security Module





  • FIPS140-2 Level 3 Tamper Resistant
  • Networked and off-line operation
  • Integrated smart card reader facilitates “M of N” Quorum
  • Crypto API's include - PCKS#11, Java (JCE), Microsoft CAPI


The BlackVault is an independently certified standards based network attached HSM (Hardware Security Module) that performs key management and cryptographic operations for enterprises, government, and any organisation requiring strong security for PKI, digital certificates, code signing, document signing, cryptographic key storage, data encryption, key generation and regulatory compliance in cloud companion, networked and off-line (air-gap) environment.

HSM Interface

Its compact “hard drive” form-factor and redundant, battery-backed, solid state key storage allow BlackVault to be moved to a secure room or safe without loss or compromise of root keys or other cryptographic material. Its small form factor with USB connection and power also supports mounting BlackVault within application servers and other compact environments.

BlackVault cryptographic boundary is within the silicon of its secure CPU. This silicon die shield has dynamic fault detection with real-time environmental and tamper detection circuitry. It also avoids inadvertent tamper, making the BlackVault safe to transport. When a tamper event is detected, the Cryptographic keys are zeroised (deleted).


Item Description

Full Suite B support with Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)
Asymmetric: RSA (1024, 2048, 4096, 8192), Diffie-Hellman, DSA, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECDSA (NIST Curves: P-192, P-224, P-256, P-384, P-521, K-163, K-233, K-283, K-409, K-571, B-163, B-233, B-283, B-409, B-571), ECDH)
Symmetric: AES 256
Hash / Message Digest: SHA-1, SHA-2 (224, 256, 384, 512)
Hardware Random Number Generator: NIST SP 800-90

Cryptographic APIs

PCKS#11, Java (JCE), Microsoft CAPI / CNG


10/100 Ethernet with Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Optional SFP
Integrated Smart Card Reader
USB 2.0 


Touch Screen Graphical User Interface
Command Line Interface (CLI)
Syslog Logging
SNMPv3 Monitoring and Traps
Multi-level Access Control ("M of N")


Dimensions: 102 mm x 153 mm x 26 mm
Weight: 0.454 kg


Operating Temperature: 0° to 50° C (32° to 122° F)
Storage Temperature: -20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)
Operating Humidity: Up to 90% (Non-Condensing)
Optional Extended Temperature Range Available


FIPS 140-2 Level 3
Safety: IEC 60950
EMC: CFR 47 Part 15 Sub Part B: 2002, EN55022: 1994+A1&A2, EN55024, ICES-003 1997, CISPR22 Level A

Ordering Information

Order Code Description
EN-HSM Blackvault Hardware Security Module with Touchscreen

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