How to place an order for an IBM HSM

IBM Systems offers high-end, high-performance hardware security modules (HSMs) which provide a flexible solution suitable for high-security processing and cryptographic operations to address your cryptographic needs.

IBM 4769

The IBM 4769 is the latest generation and fastest of the IBM hardware security module (HSM) family. It is available on IBM Z® mainframes (z15® only) as FC 0898/0899 (CEX7S).

IBM 4768

The IBM 4768 is the predecessor to the latest generation fo IBM's HSMs. The 4768 provides excellent performance and security rich services for your sensitive workloads. It delivers high throughput for cryptographic functions. It is available on IBM Z® mainframes (z14® only) as FC 0893 / CEX6S.

Click this link to find out how to order the IBM 4768:

IBM 4767

The IBM 4767 is a high-security, high-throughput cryptographic HSM. It is available on these platforms:

  • IBM Z mainframes (z14, z13s™, and z13® only),
  • IBM Power Systems® as FC EJ32 / EJ33, and
  • IBM-approved x64 servers as MTM 4767-002.

Click this link to find out how to order the IBM 4767 for each supported platform:

IBM 4765

The IBM 4765 is an HSM that provides a high-security, high-throughput cryptographic subsystem. It is supported on these platforms:

  • IBM Z mainframes (except z15, z14, z13s, and z13) as FC 0865 / CEX4S and FC 0864 / CEX3C,
  • IBM Power Systems as FC EJ27 / EJ28 / EJ29, and
  • IBM-approved x86 servers as MTM 4765-001.

This HSM is no longer sold by IBM. Click this link for additional information:

Replacement battery kit

How to place an order for a battery-replacement kit

IBM HSMs have two on-board batteries which provide critical backup power to the adapter’s tamper-detection circuitry, a small quantity of internal memory, and the clock-calendar. For crypto adapter installations on IBM Power Systems and x64 servers, a kit containing replacement batteries for the HSM is available through IBM. This kit helps you change the batteries when required so the HSM remains operational. Note: if battery power is lost, even for an instant, the adapter will self-tamper as a defensive mechanism against intrusion.

Find out how to order a battery-replacement kit for the IBM 4767

Find out how to order a battery-replacement kit for the IBM 4765