Cryptographic Architecture

Reliable, efficient, and scalable infrastructure

Prepare your security ecosystem for the future

Future-proof crypto infrastructure

Futurex devices share a common code base called the Base Architecture Model (BAM). The BAM allows interoperability and avoids the problems of fragmented security ecosystems. This shared code base enables our solutions to communicate, synchronize feature updates, and seamlessly integrate with third-party applications.

Download whitepaper (PDF)Talk to an expert


Futurex products offer FIPS 140-2 Level 3-validated security and are classified as secure cryptographic devices (SCD). Futurex technology secures data integrity at every endpoint. By not purchasing devices from multiple vendors, you can reduce the number of weak points in your infrastructure caused by third-party integration.


Upgrades to legacy and multi-vendor systems are more than just inconvenient–they can be completely unfeasible. The stability of the Futurex platform enables you to deploy new products across your entire infrastructure rapidly, efficiently, and without the need for compatibility testing to sustain security and interoperability with multiple vendors.

Total system control

The Futurex platform offers user-defined parameters for intelligent monitoring and alerting across the managed devices within your cryptographic infrastructure. Futurex technology offers powerful security with centralized management. This allows for a highly available, redundant, and alert system that keeps you aware of every aspect of your infrastructure.

Testing and development

You can conduct testing, development, and rapid prototyping within a secure code environment (SCE).

Reliable architecture

IT infrastructures need stability, and that’s exactly what the BAM provides.  Because we test any update to one product for quality assurance across the entire code base, as opposed to the individual device, the risks associated with feature updates disappear in favor of a reliable, future-proof system.

Easy configuration and use

You can easily configure and deploy our solutions, built on the Base Architectural Model, with a user-friendly GUI and a smooth installation experience. Save time on tasks like scheduling backups, cloning device profiles, and managing keys through our easy-to-use management portal.

Custom development ease

Futurex can develop and implement custom projects for your production environment. Our custom work is cost-effective and standards-compliant. To make each project successful, Futurex follows an implementation process that provides deliverables tailored to your business.

Base Architecture Model

A single-source solution for total cryptographic infrastructure protection and operation

Futurex devices share the Base Architectural Model as a common code base. When we update our products, the BAM applies updates to the entire platform. This eliminates system downtime and avoids the need to reconfigure other devices. Your business won’t have to deal with the hassle of restructuring your system because you need more processing power, storage, or functionality.

The industry’s most versatile data security platform

The Futurex compatibility solution

Our platform is a collection of Futurex data security solutions that work together to secure enterprises of any industry, size, or requirement. Unified by a common code base,  Futurex solutions are an alternative to fragmented or multi-vendor setups.

The platform is comprehensive. It offers everything an enterprise needs to secure its core cryptographic infrastructure.  From key management to data encryption to secure storage, the Futurex platform is your canvas on which to design an ideal solution.

Related: Award-winning solutions

Over the past 40 years, Futurex has received a number of awards praising our security solutions and services.

See solutions

Related: Industry-leading products

Futurex’s data security platform is made up of high performance and specialized security solutions for any industry.

See products

certificate authority service

Futurex-signed certificates

The Futurex-signed certificates service is for companies who need a certificate authority to authenticate client devices and servers. Futurex-signed certificates are preloaded during manufacturing and are digitally signed in Futurex’s TR-39 and PCI PIN-certified secure facility. This offers the highest level of security possible.

Download whitepaper

Frequently Asked Questions

The data security industry is undergoing rapid changes. Outdated encryption technology can be the downfall of an infrastructure, no matter how secure it may have once been. Each day, criminals develop new ways of bypassing security measures and stealing sensitive and confidential data. Systems administrators charged with protecting their organization’s information must be able to rely on their security infrastructure to protect their sensitive data.

Futurex’s Hardened Enterprise Security Platform protects the data of some of the largest Tier-1 organizations in the world. One of the keys to the platform’s continued success is the common code found in all Futurex devices known as the Base Architecture Model. Through this model, Futurex is able to add new features across all products; expedite coding, development, and quality assurance testing; and develop new products faster, providing our customers with quicker access to the technology they need to successfully defend their infrastructures.

Systems administrators are tasked with the important responsibility of keeping their organization’s sensitive data secure from compromise and theft. The technology that network administrators select to defend their infrastructures must be secure, scalable, and versatile, and organizations must be able to place absolute confidence in the technology they employ. As criminals develop new means of stealing sensitive information, data encryption technology must stay ahead of the curve.

Futurex’s Hardened Enterprise Security Platform is a collection of advanced data security solutions that operate together to produce a result far beyond the sum of its parts. The platform combines numerous hardware-based encryption devices including hardware security modules (HSMs), key management servers, remote management and configuration devices, and certificate authority servers together to protect every aspect of an organization’s infrastructure.

The Hardened Enterprise Security Platform remains the most versatile, scalable, and secure platform employed by many Tier-1 customers in various industries across the globe in part because of the common code and functionality base it utilizes. This common code base, known as the Base Architecture Model, allows Futurex to provide customers with expedited access to the first rate technology needed to secure their infrastructures.

The Base Architecture Model is the common code and functionality base found in all Futurex cryptographic devices. “Common code and functionality base” refers to the portion of the code that all of the products share or have in common. Through this model, Futurex is able to maintain a faster turnaround time for improvements, emerging developments, and new products, giving Futurex customers expedited access to first-class technology.

As the data security industry advances and changes, so, too, does the Hardened Enterprise Security Platform. New features, updates, and functionality improvements are continuously added in order to further develop the functionality and usability of the individual devices.

The Base Architecture Model allows these new features to be seamlessly replicated in all future releases of the device, as well as in all other technology in the product line. This accelerated feature development ensures optimal quality in all devices that work tirelessly to combat new threats as well increase ease-of-use for systems administrators.

For example, to further increase device security and authentication procedures, Futurex devices are capable of utilizing principles of dual-factor authentication. When logging into a Futurex device, users can be required to enter a username and password combination and present a smart card with matching credentials. Using this system, if a thief acquires an employee’s smart card, the thief will not be able to log into the device without the correct username and password. Likewise, if an employee’s username and password becomes compromised, access will not be granted without the corresponding smart card.

This feature was initially developed for Futurex’s RKMS (Remote Key Management Server) Series 3. Through the Base Architecture Model, this new feature was seamlessly replicated in all future releases of the other device in the Hardened Enterprise Security Platform without having to manually update each device separately. These new features will also be included in all new technology that Futurex develops in the future. This allows customers to have expedited access to the most secure technology on the market.

Cryptographic infrastructures that do not utilize a common code base can often face many challenges when it comes to updating their technology. It may take longer to update the entire system if a security flaw is found. Routine updates may be delayed because they are time consuming, and adding new devices requires a great deal more integration work. Quality assurance testing and development takes more time because desired updates take longer to implement when performing updates on each device individually, rather than being able to update each device in the entire platform at once.

The Base Architecture Model significantly reduces the amount of time required to develop, test, and code existing products. Each product is similar in design because of the common code and functionality base, so modifications or usability updates that are made to one product can be easily replicated across the entire Hardened Enterprise Security Platform. Emerging compliance updates in various industries can be made to existing products and easily distributed to each device through the model.

Futurex specializes in custom development projects, where customers require unique features and abilities from their technology that may not currently exist. Through the Base Architecture Model, the time required to perform quality assurance testing is significantly reduced. Existing features have already been tested and perfected, meaning focus can be placed on the quality assurance testing of the newly designed features. Additionally, these new features, developed through custom projects, will be available immediately to all other customers who may have need of the same features and functionality.

Similarly, when Futurex adds new devices to its product lineup, the time-to-market for new products is also reduced because the device is designed and developed using the common code base, rather than beginning from scratch. Thorough quality assurance testing is performed on all Futurex products before they are released into the market, and the new products will automatically include all previously developed features, security measures, and functions, so the engineering team can instead focus on developing new technology to meet the ever-changing and evolving needs of customers.

One of the most important requirements of any device is usability. Encryption devices are vital to any data security infrastructure, so the device must be easy to use and should not require lengthy or complex employee training. These factors will contribute to a more overall productive environment.

All Futurex devices have a similar graphical user interface. Toolbars, options, and features common to all products are located in the same place on each device. This design significantly reduces the amount of time dedicated to training employees in the use of devices, and increases the ease with which employees can use multiple devices. Each device in the Hardened Enterprise Security Platform has a toolbar on the left hand side of the screen that contains all of the options available on that device. Tabs such as Configuration, Users, Logs, Reports, and Templates are common to all devices. These common tabs all serve the same function and offer the same additional options when clicked on.

The remaining tabs in each toolbar are unique to each device and will vary from product to product. This organization style contributes to a more overall productive work environment because systems administrators do not have to waste unnecessary time searching for the desired option.

Futurex specializes in custom development projects, frequently designing new features to meet the unique needs of customers all over the world. Futurex’s Solutions Architects will meet with the customer to evaluate the customer’s infrastructure in order to design a new solution that satisfies their requirements. Once the solution has been built and tested, the Solutions Architect will go on-site with the customer to implement the solution, train the staff on its use, and provide any additional assistance needed along the way.

However, once these features have been developed and incorporated into the Hardened Enterprise Security Platform, they can be made available in future releases of the device, granting other potential customers the ability to take advantage of these additional features as well.

The Base Architecture Model allows features or developments to be easily distributed across the entire Security Platform, eliminating the need to manually incorporate changes into each device. If another customer decides that they want or need access to a specific feature, providing them with this access can be as simple as flipping a switch or checking off a box within the device.

The data security industry is constantly evolving. The sensitive information that companies are responsible for must be protected, and in order to do so, organizations require proven and trusted data encryption hardware.

The combination of an easy-to-use graphical user interface, expedited quality assurance testing and coding, and accelerated feature development guarantees that Futurex customers will always have access to the most secure, scalable, and versatile technology available.

The Hardened Enterprise Security platform is used across the globe by Tier 1 organizations in every industry, and the Base Architecture Model will help to ensure the platform’s continued success in the years to come.

Want to learn more about our Base Architecture Model?

Give us a call