1. Home
  2. Services
  3. HSM as a Service

What You Get with a Hardware Security Module

A proven protection against identity theft of a server is to outsource the private keys to a dedicated hardware security module (HSM). The HSM makes it more difficult for unauthorized parties to access these keys. At the same time, the systems can request these keys and thus continue to use them.

The use of hardware security modules is especially in the context of smart metering required by TR-03109 for gateway administrators (GWA) as well as external market participants (EMP, e.g. as meter data receivers). However, purchasing such an HSM is very expensive and the integration is somewhat complex. Moreover, appropriately trained personnel is needed to operate and maintain an HSM.

Extract of Our Portfolio

Set up/provision of an HSM

Setup of an HSM failover

Maintenance of a HSM (key control, software updates)

Create/customize private key and user access

Backup management

Generate, use, and securely store encryption keys using a Hardware Security Module

Seamless integration through APIs (e.g., JCE, CXI, PKCS#11 upon request)

Our Solution for Your Security:

Therefore, we offer HSM operation as a service (HSMaaS). The customer can be provided with an entity (client) on the HSM under which its users and keys are managed. A connection to your target system ensures that the keys stored in the HSM can be used in this system.

In this regard, we comply with the applicable requirements from the Certificate Policy of the Smart Metering PKI and, in particular, with TR-03109-6 for GWA application operation.

Further Information:

All operational requirements (user installation, key generation) can be made by a customer of Robotron via KIX-Ticket. The operational tasks are handled by the Security Services department in coordination with the Metrology department. For efficient access to your ephemeral keys, Robotron provides you with a suitable software component as an additional service.

We look forward to hearing from you!

We will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with individual advice.

Formular Kontaktperson

* required field
Information about data protection and how to handle your personal data can be found here.
Thomas Koch
Senior Account Manager