Hardware security module


HPE Atalla Hardware Security

Module (HSM) Ax160 Models

Protect your organization and customers from financial fraud


Protect your business and its financial data with the HPE Atalla HSM (Network Security Processor). This secure, tamper-resistant hardware security module (HSM) for cryptographic processing solutions on automatic teller machine (ATM), electronic funds transfer (EFT), and point of sale (POS) networks delivers high-performing cryptography and key management capabilities for card payment authorization and real-time fraud prevention. And it meets critical financial services industry, PCI-DSS, and NIST standards for security and compliance. HPE Atalla HSM (NSP) provides unrivaled protection for Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) and other cryptographic keys when safeguarding value-based transactions. They are designed as the hardware security module complement to the Atalla Key Block, an industry-leading advanced key management solution.

HPE Atalla HSM A10160

  • At 1060 PIN translates per second, when used with the Atalla Key Block, the A10160 HSM efficiently handles high-volume environments.
  • At 280 PIN translates per second, the A9160 HSM is a cost-effective solution for mid-level transaction environments.
  • At 80 PIN translates per second, the A8160 HSM works well in low-volume transaction environments while still encompassing the same security and functionality of high-performing
    HSM models.

Advanced key management solution using Atalla Key Block

Atalla Key Block is the advanced key management complement to the Atalla Ax160 HSMs and other Atalla HSM models. Leading financial industry independent software vendors (ISVs) have embraced Atalla Key Block. It has also been adopted as part of the industry-standard ANSI X9.24 Part 1-2009 Retail Financial Services Symmetric Key Management Part 1: Using Symmetric Techniques and ANSI X9.24 Part 2-2006 Retail Financial Services Symmetric Key Management Part 2: Using Asymmetric Techniques for Distribution of Symmetric Keys.​

  • FIPS 140–2 Level 3 certification for physical security
  • Rack-mountable (2U), physically fortified form factor
  • Double-locking bezel with Medeco locks
  • Penetration detection (protective grid)
  • Out-of-range temperature and voltage detection
  • Low-battery voltage detection
  • PIN security and key management implemented within a tamper-resistant, tamper-responsivehardware security module perimeter for protection against manipulation
  • Industry-standard Atalla Key Block key management technology
  • Advanced security architecture that prevents retrieval of PINs, keys, and other sensitive data in cleartext form
  • Automated and manual key management options
  • Encrypted, convenient configuration, management, and key loading via HPE Atalla Secure Configuration Assistant (no cleartext passing of keys or key components)
  • Remote ATM key initialization and rekeying via the optional Atalla Remote Key feature
  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council PIN Transaction Security (PTS) approved device
  • Rated at 1060, 280, and 80 Triple DES PIN translates per second using the Atalla Key Block
  • Tailored to entry-level, mid-level, or high-volume environments to meet processing performance needs and demanding security requirements
  • Linear performance scaling with additional hardware security module units
  • Auto-sensing 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet interface for point‑to‑point TCP/IP
  • Integrated high-performance TCP/IP stack and communications processor
  • Asynchronous connection for legacy applications
  • Broad application support (ATM/EFT/POS, stored value, loyalty cards, and corporate funds transfer)
  • Customer-defined security policies enforced
  • Easy command set customization
  • Seamless interoperability with non-Atalla environments
  • Remote rekey support for NCR, Diebold, and other ATM vendor devices
  • Command set compatibility with earlier models of Atalla HSMs
  • Encrypted, convenient key loading via the Atalla Secure Configuration Assistant
  • Simple-to-use GUI for key loading and configuration
  • Fast, convenient software upgrades
  • No need to replace components (for example, EPROM) when upgrading

Hewlett Packard Enterprise provides worldwide support and services to help you maintain thesecurity and availability of your business environment.

Global support​

Easy to use and manage​

Flexibility and extensibility​

Fast host connectivity​


Logical security 

Physical security