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Luna PCI-E for Government is the fastest and most secure cryptographic accelerator card in the industry. Designed for authentication, signing and key issuance, Luna PCI-E for Government is ideal for use as an embedded HSM in servers or appliances. Derived from industry leading technology, the Luna PCI-E for Government is manufactured, sold, and supported exclusively by Thales TCT..

Secure Hardware Key Management
The high assurance design of Luna PCI-E for Government offers dedicated hardware key management to protect sensitive cryptographic keys throughout the key lifecycle. The internal security architecture of Luna PCI-E for Government provides an unprecedented level of security for the keys and sensitive data generated, utilized, and stored within the HSM.

Embed the SafeNet Luna General Purpose HSM Feature Set for Operational Cost Savings
Luna PCI-E  for Government benefits from a robust and forward thinking feature set. These features, including remote management, secure transport, and remote backup, will greatly reduce the management and operational costs of a solution that utilizes Luna PCI-E for Government .

High-Availability and Scalability
Multiple Luna PCI-E for Government cards can be grouped together in the same server to provide high availability, load balancing and scalable performance.

Flexible Backup and Disaster Recovery Options
Luna PCI-E for Government provides secure, auditable and flexible options to simplify backup, duplication, and disaster recovery. Key backups can be performed locally or remotely to the Luna Backup HSM, Small Form Factor eTokens or other Luna HSMs.

Develop Solutions for Resource Constrained Environments with ECC Support
Luna PCI-E for Government offers hardware accelerated ECC algorithms that can be used in the development of solutions without the need to purchase additional licenses.

Available in Two Performance Models

Luna PCI-E for Government is available in two performance models; Luna PCI-E for Government 7000 and Luna PCI-E for Government 1700. Luna PCI-E for Government 7000 is a high performance HSM capable of best in class performance across a breadth of algorithms including ECC, RSA, and symmetric transactions. The low performance variant, Luna PCI-E for Government 1700, is capable of 1700 RSA 1024-bit transactions per second.

AlgorithmLuna PCI-E 1700Luna PCI-E 7000
RSA-10241,700 tps7,000 tps
RSA-2048360 tps1,200 tps
ECC P256580 tps2,000 tps
AES-GCM3,600 tps3,600 tps


  • Features and Benefits

    Most Secure

    • Keys in hardware
    • Remote management
    • Secure transport mode for high-assurance delivery
    • Multi-level access control
    • Multi-part splits for all access control keys
    • Intrusion-resistant, tamper- evident hardware
    • Suite B algorithm support
    • Secure decommission
    • Secure audit logging
    • Strongest cryptographic algorithms

    Sample Applications

    • PKI key generation & key storage (online CA keys & offline CA keys)
    • Certificate validation & signing
    • Document signing
    • Transaction processing
    • Database encryption
    • Smart card issuance
  • Technical Specifications
    Operating System
    • Windows, RedHat Linux
    Cryptographic APIs
    • PKCS#11, Java (JCA/JCE), Microsoft CAPI and CNG, OpenSSL
    • Full Suite B support
    • Asymmetric: RSA (1024-8192), DSA (1024-3072), Diffie-Hellman, KCDSA, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECDSA, ECDH, ECIES) with named, user-defined and Brainpool curves
    • Symmetric: AES, RC2, RC4, RC5, CAST, DES, Triple DES, ARIA, SEED
    • Hash/Message Digest/HMAC: SHA-1, SHA-2 (224-512), SSL3-MD5-MAC, SSL3-SHA-1-MAC
    • Random Number Generation
    Physical Characteristics
    • Dimensions: Full Height, Half Length 4.16” x 6.6” (106.7mm x 167.65mm)
    • Power Consumption: 12W maximum, 8W typical
    • Temperature: operating 0°C – 50°C
    Security Certifications
    • FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Level 3 Validated
    Safety and Environmental Compliance
    • UL, CSA, CE
    • FCC, KC Mark, VCCI, CE
    • RoHS, WEEE
    Host Interface
    • PCI-Express X4, PCI CEM 1.0a
    • Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) 204 hrs
  • Resources
    Luna PCI-E for Government Product Brief
    Product overview with technical features and specifications.

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