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Three things that set the KMES Series 3 apart

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When Futurex designed the Key Management Enterprise Server (KMES) Series 3, we wanted to break the mold of a normal key management server. The KMES Series 3 generates, encrypts, and manages an organization’s encryption keys. Whether a company is running hundreds of applications or establishing access credentials for thousands of users and devices, the KMES Series 3 streamlines management while offering a wealth of additional features. What really sets it apart are its near-universal integration options, high scalability, and versatile public key infrastructure (PKI) capabilities. Join us as we take a deeper dive into these special features that set the KMES Series 3 apart from other key management solutions. 


Integration is one of the more complicated things an organization must consider when adding a key management solution to its cybersecurity infrastructure. The KMES Series 3 has an incredibly flexible architecture that makes it easy to integrate with existing workflows. The KMES is built around Futurex’s Base Architecture Model (BAM), a powerful and versatile code base shared by all Futurex solutions. Futurex devices natively communicate via the BAM for seamless interoperability. An equally important aspect of integration is API support. Organizations often have to manage keys for applications, and an API is needed for the key management solution to communicate with those applications. Fortunately, Futurex solutions are designed to support all common APIs, including vendor-neutral APIs, RESTful web APIs, and Futurex’s custom Excrypt API. No matter which applications an organization is coding for, the KMES can support them. 


The flexible architecture of the KMES Series 3 allows organizations to build their own key management solution by enabling new licenses as they come to need new capabilities. For example, an organization might start out encrypting and managing keys for their applications and decide later that they need to use the KMES to generate and issue digital certificates to authenticate users. Thanks to the KMES’s flexible code base BAM, this is a short, straightforward process. The KMES Series 3 also contains a built-in hardware security module (HSM) to perform encryption functions. This means that any organization wishing to encrypt the applications for which it is managing keys can enable that functionality with the KMES. 

PKI and CA 

Perhaps the biggest differentiator between the KMES Series 3 and other key management solutions is its PKI ability. The KMES can generate asymmetric key pairs: a public key that encrypts data and a private key that decrypts data. Functioning as a certificate authority (CA), it can secure the private key, using it to issue digital certificates and forming the basis for digital signing operations. These certificates authenticate objects like devices, user credentials, code, and more. By managing signatures throughout an enterprise, the KMES lays the foundation for PKI, tightening an organization’s defenses against cyber attacks while streamlining network security. This is all thanks to the KMES’s incredibly flexible base architecture, plus the fact that it includes an internal HSM allowing it to create and encrypt keys.   

In conclusion 

There’s a good reason why the KMES has been recognized by the Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards and Cyber Defense Magazine. With extensive support for integration, powerful scalability, and game-changing PKI and CA capability, the KMES Series 3 is truly an all-in-one key management solution. If you’d like to learn more about the KMES Series 3, feel free to contact our team. 

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