4769 PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor

What IBM PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessors can do for you

The IBM® PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessors are a family of high-performance hardware security modules (HSMs) that provide security-rich services for sensitive workloads and deliver high throughput for cryptographic functions. The IBM 4769, 4768, and 4767 HSMs are programmable PCIe cards that offload computationally intensive cryptographic processes from the host server and securely perform sensitive tasks unsuitable for less secure computers. The cryptographic technology enables secure payment and Internet transactions and is suited for a wide variety of secure cryptographic applications on certain IBM Z® mainframes, and on x64 and Power® servers with specific operating systems.


Improve performance

IBM cryptographic coprocessors provide significant performance and architectural advantages while enabling future growth.

Keep data safe and secure

The secure module is protected by a tamper responding design and includes sensors to protect against attacks involving power manipulation, temperature manipulation and penetration of the module.

Choose your model

Available on select IBM Z servers, on z/OS® or Linux; IBM LinuxONE Emperor, Rockhopper; x64 servers with certain RHEL releases; and Power® servers (depending on the model).

Key features of the 4769 PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor

  • High-end secure coprocessor
  • Highest level of certification: FIPS PUB 140-2, Level 4
  • Performance and architectural improvements
  • Tamper responding design
  • Common Cryptographic Architecture, Enterprise PKCS #11 APIs
  • Embedded certificate allows external verification
  • Currently available for select IBM Z, LinuxONE, x64, and Power servers