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Utimaco Launches New High-end HSM Series: CryptoServer CSe-Twice the Performance at Top Security

September 16, 2013

AACHEN, Germany, September 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

The German manufacturer of Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) launches its new product
series SafeGuard CryptoServer CSe. The CSe-Series follows from the extremely successful
high-end CS-Series-offering twice the performance and maximum security while keeping total
cost of ownership to a minimum.

Utimaco introduces the latest generation of its FIPS 140-2 security module certified
to Level 4. The new CSe-Series performs high-speed elliptic curve calculations of up to
1,500 operations per second, to name just one key function. This means it offers the
fastest software implementation speed in the HSM market. “We always have an eye on the
total cost of ownership for our customers. This enables us to provide this new Series at
the same cost of the previous model-and even lower operational costs. Sustainability is
extremely important to us,” explains Matthias Pankert, Vice President HSM. With the
CSe-Series, cryptographic performance has been doubled while maintaining low energy
consumption. In regards to individual cryptographic operation, effective energy
consumption is even reduced by 30 percent, which is interesting from both a financial and
an ecological point of view.

Like its predecessor, the CSe-Series is one of just a few HSMs in the market that
meets the requirements for FIPS 140-2 Level 4 certification for physical security. This
means, in addition to traditional sectors, it is particularly suitable for highly
sensitive applications within growth sectors such as Smart Metering, eID or eHealth.

In terms of technology, the CSe-Series features a PCI Express Bus for faster
communication, a new processor, two USB ports as well as a storage capacity that is two to
eight times higher-all this in addition to the improved software implementation speed.
Like all Utimaco HSMs, the CSe-Series is available either as a 19-inch network appliance
or as a plug-in card.

“We continued with our philosophy this time around, too, and kept the investment
security for our customers in mind during the development of the CSe-Series,” explains
Dieter Bong, Product Manager CryptoServer. “Thanks to our architecture’s downward
compatibility, firmware applications can continue to run with the CSe-Series, and it is
even possible to run the CS- and CSe-Series in parallel.” The tamper technology, too, is
at the same high security level-along with the materials used and the build. Certification
for FIPS 140-2 Levels 3 and 4 as well as for the German Banking Industry Committee
(Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft) is currently being processed and is expected to be granted at
the beginning of next year.

Discover all the technical details surrounding the new CryptoServer Series and its
functions at http://hsm.utimaco.com/cse-series

About Utimaco

Utimaco Safeware AG has been a global leading provider for data encryption and the
related cryptography for 25 years. The division of Hardware Security Modules (HSM)
provides a comprehensive product portfolio for security requirements in industrial
applications including the only freely-programmable HSM technology. Utimaco HSM develops
and produces its CryptoServer product lines exclusively in its German headquarters.
Utimaco HSM operates globally through its own sales and service network in Germany and
North America and through its international partner network.

        Press contact
        Tanja Tolke
        Marketing Manager HSM
        Utimaco Safeware AG - A member of the Sophos Group

        Germanusstr. 4
        DE-52080 Aachen

        Fon: +49-241-1696-210
        Fax: +49-241-1696-199

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