The IBM 4769 Cryptographic Coprocessor is the latest generation and fastest of the IBM hardware security module (HSM) family. This page describes how to order the HSM.
The IBM 4769 is currently available on:
- IBM Z® family z15® mainframes, either on z/OS® or Linux® on IBM Z operating systems, ordered as a Crypto feature code (FC) 0898 or 0899 – Crypto Express 7S (CEX7S).
- x64 servers as an IBM Z machine type-model (MTM), on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 64-bit operating systems.
Note: FCs 0898/0899 are only available on z15 mainframes and requires Crypto FC 3863 (CPACF Enablement). CPACF stands for Central Processor Assist for Cryptographic Functions. CPACF is a set of cryptographic instructions providing improved performance through hardware acceleration. Using the cryptographic hardware, you gain security from using the CPACF and CEX7S through in-kernel cryptography APIs and, for Linux on IBM Z, the libica cryptographic functions library. Cryptographic keys must be protected by your application system, as required.
To place an order for the CEX7S feature, contact your IBM Customer Engineer. A minimum of 2 features is required per computer, with a maximum of 60.
To place an order for a 4769-001, contact your Americas Call Centers, local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner. To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, contact the Crypto team. You can also use the "Let's talk" button on this page.
All publications related to the 4769 are available for download from the Library page. This includes instructions for installing the 4769 in your server and for loading the coprocessor firmware.