New IS6 HSM box ordering is now open and, ordering of old IS5 boxes is closed.
Customers with existing HSM boxes are managed via a dedicated campaign to replace old boxes with either new boxes or other alternatives. For more information, visit the refresh campaign information page.
The Hardware Security Module (HSM) is the security device that contains your critical SWIFTNet Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates and that generates signatures for your traffic. The use of HSMs is mandatory for all FIN, InterAct, and FileAct live traffic.
HSMs allow securing the generation, storage and use of cryptographic keys by providing logical and physical protection against unauthorised access. This device significantly increases your security compared to disk-based certificates because:
There are three HSM models to address different customers’ needs: HSM tokens, HSM cards and HSM boxes.
The installation and configuration of HSMs is embedded in the SWIFTNet Link. The SWIFTNet Link triggers the signing operations on the HSM and monitors the correct functioning of the HSM.