Yubico launches YubiHSM 2: The smallest, cheapest Hardware Security Module (HSM)

The YubiHSM 2 is the world's smallest and cost-effective hardware security module, allowing for a root of trust for all servers, IoT gateways, and computing devices.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

Yubico, the leading provider of authentication and encryption hardware devices, has today unveiled the YubiHSM 2, a new, cost-effective Hardware Security Module (HSM) for servers and IoT gateways.

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But the YubiHSM 2 is different to existing HSM devices in that it is an ultra-slim "nano" USB key that slots inside a USB port, doing away with the need for bulky additional hardware, and offers flexibility for offline key transfer or backup.

YubiHSM 2 features include:

Additional features include, optional network-sharing, role-based access controls, M of N wrap key backup and restore, tamper evident audit logging, and extensive cryptographic capabilities (RSA, ECC, ECDSA (ed25519), SHA-2, and AES).

"It's estimated that 95 percent of all IT breaches happen when a user credential or server gets hacked. For years Yubico has been protecting user accounts from remote hijacking with our unphishable YubiKey authentication devices, but we knew that millions of servers storing sensitive data were still lacking physical security," said Stina Ehrensvard, CEO and Founder, Yubico. "It was important to us that we brought a solution to market that embodied the signature Yubico standards of high-security, convenience, and affordability. Now, with the addition of YubiHSM 2, we can enable critical server security for organizations worldwide -- regardless of size or budget."

Units are available for purchase from Yubiko for $650.

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