Together with a consortium of corporate and academic partners, Utimaco has been researching "financial cloud security" since March 1, 2014. Many results have been field-tested and became an innovative part of our product offering.
With the help of different disciplines (an ATM Vendor, a processing center, and an embedded security specialist) it is possible to design the necessary infrastructure. The project itself is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with an overall budget of 2.5M Euros.
Since the beginning of the project, Utimaco has continuously provided different kinds of work packages and results to support the global vision of cloud services. Based on Utimaco’s industry proven Hardware Security Module technology, Utimaco is lifting HSM technology to the next level in terms of virtualization and application development.
We will keep on providing updates and news about this concept of running a virtual machine inside an HSM-secured boundary, and give detailed information about the use case to build a financial transaction network base on cloud services.
Since we started, many results became part of our product offering, among others:
- Multi-cloud scalability and risk mitigation
- Maximum security for high value assets
- Short RTD from HSM to cloud-based applications
- Full control of the HSM
- Maximum level of compliance ( FIPS 140-2, ISP/IEC 27001, HIPAA & PCI-compliant data center)
- Large variety of crypto - APIs
To learn more have a look at the Utimaco CryptoServer Cloud.
An early version of this article was first published on March 10, 2014