Excrypt Plus Payment HSM
Versatile HSM for payments and general-purpose
The Excrypt Plus is a hardware security module (HSM) for both payment and general-purpose use. It supports every major encryption algorithm and API to deliver excellent security and smooth integration with host applications, and complies with strict standards such as FIPS 140-2 Level 3 and PCI PTS HSM v3. The Excrypt Plus leads the industry in scalable functionality and endless utility.
Like every Futurex solution, the Excrypt Plus is the first payment HSM designed with the user in mind. To that end, it supports all major APIs, payment types, and algorithms, as well as near-universal compliance with international standards. With highly scalable processing power and cryptographic functionality, as well as powerful virtualization capabilities, the Excrypt Plus is a transaction processing powerhouse for organizations of any size, in any industry.
The Excrypt Universal Interface is an API that communicates with host transaction processing applications for easy integration
The Excrypt Plus performs cryptographic processing and key management for payment and general-purpose use cases
The Futurex Client Library (FXCL) and interface-based wrapper (FXCLI) enable easy scripting and automation of management and operational tasks
The Excrypt Plus integrates with the Futurex Guardian Series 3 to achieve automatic synchronization and data backup functionality
Integrating the Excrypt Plus with other Futurex products amplifies speed, availability, and range of functionality to meet any cryptographic requirement
Futurex solutions comply with current and emerging regulatory requirements including PCI DSS, FIPS 140-2 Level 3, ANSI X9.24 part 1 and 2 – TR-39, and FCC part 15 – class B
VirtuCrypt cloud HSM services are backed by the Excrypt Plus with hardened, FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated technology. Whether an organization requires complete infrastructure management or more functionality for current infrastructure, VirtuCrypt can meet any security requirement.
Payment and general-purpose HSMs are optimized for different IT environments. A payment HSM might be designed to handle hundreds or even thousands of payment transactions per second. On the other hand, a general-purpose HSM might specialize in use cases outside of payments. This could be encrypting files and applications, creating and signing encryption keys, acting as a certificate authority (CA), and authenticating client devices across a network. In summary, the use cases an HSM must fulfill are determined by the environment in which it will be deployed.
Your processing throughput (in transactions per second, or TPS) will depend on several factors, such as the scale of your operation, number of customers and partners, and how your infrastructure is setup. Small and mid-range organizations typically start with between 250-500 TPS and scale upward. Larger organizations tend to base their estimated processing needs on their previous needs as well as any planned expansions. The Excrypt Plus offers highly scalable transaction processing speeds, from a few hundred TPS up to several thousand.
A payment HSM is a physically and logically secure device that performs cryptographic operations. Payment HSMs are often used to encrypt payment transactions and manage payment keys. The descriptor “payment” refers to the payment processing environments in which they are commonly deployed. They can be integrated into a wide variety of different environments and customized for diverse use cases.
Payment and general-purpose HSMs have several things in common. They both protect sensitive data by carrying out cryptographic functions. For example, payment and general-purpose HSMs might run encryption algorithms, create keys, or manage sensitive data. The key difference is what kind of IT environment they’ll be deployed in, and which use cases that will entail.
Electronic payment networks need data security solutions that scale in speed and can expand over time to support emerging payment types and algorithms. The Excrypt Plus meets and exceed those needs, offering complete and robust transaction security at speeds of up to 5,000 transactions per second (TPS). With integrated disaster recover and redundancy features to ensure rock-solid reliability, the device complies with key management best practices and contains some of the industry’s most advanced security features.
Strategically integrating the Excrypt Plus with other Futurex products paves the way for even faster speeds, higher availability, and fuller functionality to meet the most demanding requirements. It is compatible with Futurex solutions including the Guardian Series 3 and the Excrypt Touch, to create a fully redundant, remotely managed cryptographic infrastructure.
The Excrypt Plus is available in varying models, providing the transaction speeds your organization needs. Need to expand more? Increase speeds in the field to 5,000 TPS and beyond—or upgrade to the Excrypt SSP Enterprise v.2 to achieve speeds of 20,000 TPS and beyond.
The Excrypt Plus integrates directly with Futurex’s full solution suite, the Hardened Enterprise Security Platform, for centralized configuration, management, monitoring, alerting, load balancing, scalability, cloud-based services, and more.
Turnkey compatibility with all major financial host application software sold around the world, as well as support for standardsbased interfaces like PKCS #11 and Java for general purpose cryptographic processing.