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Utimaco Hardware Security Modules Deployed to Secure Millions of Connected Devices and Sensitive Customer, Corporate and Citizen Data

Utimaco, a worldwide leading manufacturer of hardware-based security solutions, is seeing growing enterprise and government demand for hardware security modules (HSM) to manage cryptographic keys and prevent third-party data breaches. Year-over-year growth reaches 75 percent in the U.S., four months after company expansion to North American market.

“Worldwide, the industry is in the middle of a significant overhaul of old production systems and processes,” said Malte Pollmann, CEO of Utimaco. “Data creation and permanently connected devices are creating net-new opportunities, but it’s also a source of concern due to hacker threats and the sheer magnitude of a potential breach. At Utimaco, we help customers every day who are turning to a hardware root of trust to find protection. Less than half a year in the U.S., the customer growth we’re currently experiencing is nothing shorter than explosive. It’s an exciting time to be in the business of security.”

A slew of industries apply HSM technology to secure, authenticate and enable sensitive infrastructures and data. Faced with software security breaches, and threats of backdoors, U.S. enterprises are turning to hardware solutions to ensure the safe-keeping of encrypted data. Utimaco’s scalable and customizable HSM works as the cornerstone of trust within industries such as:

  • Automotive – key security to enable connected and automated driving solutions
  • Big Data – enabling compliance for protection of privacy
  • Conditional Access Control – keeping content safe from unauthorized access
  • Connected Devices – generating and assigning cryptographic signatures to connected devices, verifying the authenticity and integrity of the permit, before executing commands
  • eID – offering secure border control, electric identification and other eGovernment functionalities
  • Energy Market – providing regulatory compliance and auditability to highly regulated energy market
  • Manufacturing – deployed in offshore production environments to provide device identity and protect against insider threat
  • Mobile Telecom – offering tamper-proof subscriber authentication
  • Payment Solutions – providing secure PIN code generation, card issuing, Point of Sale and ATM management

At the core of these industries lies the need to secure sensitive consumer, corporate and citizen data, as well as advanced IP-based networks in the face of connected devices and the Internet of Things.

Utimaco Company Milestones:

  • 100 million mobile phone users in the U.S. now authenticate against Utimaco’s hardware root of trust
  • 20 million smart meters communicate securely leveraging Utimaco authentication
  • 5 of the top 25 semiconductor suppliers rely on Utimaco solutions as they manage the explosion of connected devices
  • 2 of the top 5 telco infrastructure providers leverage Utimaco’s root of trust for user authentication
  • 20,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the U.S. are ensured privacy and security with Utimaco key management
  • 25,000 electric vehicles communicate securely via Utimaco to the backend
  • More than 50 percent of the world’s Conditional Access Systems (CAS) for PayTV systems are secured via Utimaco’s hardware security modules

In addition to these milestones, Utimaco has established its presence within the market of car2x communication. Top automakers from all over the world use Utimaco’s FIPS-certified HSM to generate and store secure digital permits that are required for executing communication commands between the car’s internal and external channels. The same goes for the financial industry; credit unions and banks alike turn to Utimaco’s embedded hardware solution to generate and store cryptographic keys, securing highly sensitive payment data.

For questions on what hardware security module your organization needs, please email: [email protected].

About Utimaco

Utimaco is a leading manufacturer of hardware based security solutions that provide the root of trust to keep cryptographic keys safe, secure critical digital infrastructures and protects high value data assets. Only Utimaco delivers a general-purpose hardware security module (HSM) as a customizable platform to easily integrate into existing software solutions, embed business logic and build secure applications. Tens of thousands of enterprise and infrastructure companies rely on Utimaco to guard IP against internal and external threats and protect hundreds of millions of consumers globally. Visit Utimaco at: https://hsm.utimaco.com/en/

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