Thales TCT is pleased to announce the release of High Speed Encryption (HSE) Firmware (FW) V5.1. Continuing our commitment to provide innovative products that meet our customers’ security needs, HSE FW 5.1 contains a number of customer requested enhancements, product maintenance items, and documentation improvements.
Thales TCT recommends that all HSEs be updated to the V5.1 firmware as soon as possible. The V5.1 is not backward compatible with prior versions of code but provides extensive feature advancements, updates to meet the latest security standards, and address critical known issues as outlined below. Thales TCT will still offer HSE FW V 2.7.1 to customers who require previous versions of code.
The V5.1 firmware release introduces Transport Independent Mode (TIM) which provides network independent encryption allowing customers to secure data in motion at layer 2, 3, or 4. In addition to the TIM enhancement, 100G Forward Error Correction (FEC) and GCM mode, and support for EQKD were added. Please refer to the Customer Release Note (CRN) and Users Guide for a full list of features now available.
Security Standard Updates
V5.1 firmware meets the latest NIST guidance set out in the Transitioning the Use of Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Lengths publication (SP800-131A). These updates to the V5.1 firmware render it inoperable with any prior version. It is recommended that all fielded units be upgraded to Firmware V5.1 to meet the latest NIST guidance and to ensure interoperability within the network. Please see the Release Notes for further details on interoperability and upgrade caveats.
Known Issue/Bug Fix
The HSE software library requires modification in order to address an undesired function. The fix removes an authentication mechanism whereby self-signed encryptor certificates may be accepted during session establishment. The change reduces the scope of accepted certificates, but does not alter the underlying security or cryptographic mechanism. Patches are available via Thales TCT customer support to address this issues.To learn more about high speed encryption, visit www.thalestct.com/hse.
Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies (TCT) is pleased to announce the release of Luna T-Series HSM 7.10.1. Release 7.10.1 is a minor release featuring the introduction of the T-Series PCIe HSM. The new PCIe HSM offers increased performance and functionality similar to the T-Series Network HSM. Additionally, updates to the Luna Client and User Documentation are included in this release.
Release 7.10.1 Summary
SafeNet AT is pleased to announce the release of Luna Credential System (LCS). This first-of-its-kind, patent-pending solution introduces a new approach to multi-factor authentication by maintaining user credentials in a centralized hardware device that is securely accessible by endpoints in a distributed network. It unites the familiarity of certificate-based authentication with the security of a FIPS 140-2 certified hardware security module (HSM).
LCS Addresses PKI Authentication Challenges
Certificate-based, multi-factor authentication is a mainstay security technique used by the U.S. Federal Government to ensure the identities of entities within a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). For people, secure storage and distribution of user credentials is easily facilitated by utilizing a smart card or USB token. But, what about non-person entities (NPEs) like a device, software robot or some other automation technology? NPEs must have hardware-secured credentials to meet security mandates. Or what if the entity is indeed a person, but token use is not desirable or not an option?
HSM-Secured Identity Credentials
LCS is a multi-purpose, secure credential system ideally suited for an environment in which the endpoints cannot use a traditional small form-factor token. Composed of the Luna Credential HSM and the Luna Credential Client, LCS supports a number of use cases including Windows Logon and authentication to PK-enabled applications and websites.
Luna Credential System Use Cases
Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Credential Data Protection
Mobile Workforce with Use of Multiple Devices
SafeNet AT is pleased to announce the release of KeySecure for Government 8.14. Continuing our commitment to provide innovative products that meet our customers’ security needs, KeySecure 8.14 contains a number of customer requested enhancements, product maintenance items, and documentation improvements. KeySecure 8.14 is available on all platforms: G460, G160 (Standard and High Assurance), G350v (VMware and AWS) as both an orderable product and a field upgrade package.
Review the Customer Release Notes for additional information on the release including the following new features and enhancements:
To learn more about KeySecure for Government, visit www.safenetat.com/keysecure.
SafeNet AT is pleased to announce the release of Luna T-Series HSM 7.10. Version 7.10 includes the Luna Network HSM T-2000 and T-5000 models along with the Luna Client. The Luna T-Series HSM is the choice for government agencies when storing, protecting and managing cryptographic keys used to secure sensitive data and critical applications. Meeting government mandates for U.S. Supply Chain, the high assurance, tamper-resistant Luna T-Series HSM is designed, developed, manufactured, sold, and supported in the United States exclusively by SafeNet AT.
Luna T-Series HSMs were designed from the ground up as a drop-in replacement for the widely deployed Luna SA for Government HSMs. Luna T-Series HSMs offer secure storage of cryptographic information in a controlled and highly secure environment. All Luna T-Series models can be initialized by the customer to protect proprietary information by using either multifactor (PED) authentication or password authentication.
Industry Leading Performance
The T-Series of Luna Network HSM offers industry leading cryptographic performance and delivers up to 10 times the performance compared to the legacy Luna SA for Government while still providing the critical security features that government customers have relied on for decades.
Luna T-Series models are available at different performance levels:
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Luna T-Series HSM Benefits