USB Backup HSM

A portable HSM for secure cryptographic backups

Safely backup and restore keys, certificates, and device configurations

USB Backup HSM to Store Hardware-Encrypted Backups

The USB Backup HSM is a FIPS 140-2 Level 3-validated USB device that simplifies device cloning and acts as a secure offline storage solution for keys, certificates, configurations, and more. With its tamper-resistant HSM and pin-pad entry authentication, it minimizes risks associated with typical USB solutions. It can store up to 16GB of data.

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Double encrypted for security

Using both source and USB HSM keys, the USB Backup HSM double encryption security ensures keys and certificates are properly protected.

FIPS 140-2 Level 3 protection

The USB Backup HSM is FIPS 140-2 Level 3-compliant, including both its physical tamper-resistant features and identity-based authentication.

Offline root CA key storage

Export and conveniently store private keys on a portable FIPS 140-2 Level 3-validated storage device for enhanced Root CA security.

Securely store and transport certificate requests, encryption keys, and device configurations

The USB Backup HSM provides the ability to replicate Futurex device configurations and keys across multiple devices. Load key and device configuration profiles by first unlocking and activating the USB Backup HSM using the onboard PIN pad. After unlocking and connecting, use the USB to store keys and device configurations with up to 16GB of storage space. This FIPS 140-2 Level 3-validated USB storage device drastically reduces the time required to configure new devices and the potential for human error.

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Reduces potential for inconsistent configurations across Futurex devices

Provides faster device deployments by reducing the time for replicating device configurations

Enhances access control measures for major key components by using a small form factor storage device

Protects certificate signing requests during transport for signing by certificate authorities

How the USB Backup HSM is typically used

Using both source and USB HSM keys, the layered encryption of the Futurex USB Backup HSM ensures robust security for keys, certificates, and device configurations. The USB Backup HSM is compliant with FIPS 140-2 Level 3-validation guidelines, which encompass both its physical tamper-resistant features and PIN-validated access control, ensuring stored contents are secure no matter the use case.

Offline storage of private keys and device backups

Physically secure private keys and multiple hardware security module (HSM) device backups on a portable FIPS-validated USB drive.

Securely store and transport certificate requests

You can load certificate signing request files to the USB Backup HSM for transport to an offline root CA for signing. The signed certificates are then returned through the backup HSM to the source machines for subsequent use.

Key storage for offline root certificate authorities

Export and restore private keys and device configuration settings for offline Root CA, secured inside FIPS 140-2 Level 3-validated USB drive.

USB backup HSM FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified
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Double encrypted

The double-layered encryption of the Futurex USB Backup HSM, using both source and USB HSM keys, gives you confidence that you’re doing everything possible to protect your organization’s most critical assets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Physically secure & store multiple hardware security module (HSM) & Base Architecture Model (BAM) device backups on a secure USB HSM. Secured with a passcode number pad, the FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated USB device can be directly connected to Futurex devices or remotely connected through the Excrypt Touch. HSM & BAM device backups are double-encrypted using source and USB HSM keys plus multi-user authentication.

  • FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated HSM
  • 16GB of storage space
  • Multi-user authentication & locking
  • Back up servers or select encrypted keys
  • Double-encrypted using keys on source HSM & on USB backup HSM
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