HSM Integration Guide: Introduction

This guide explains how to integrate the CipherMail Email Encryption Gateway with a Hardware Security Module.

A Hardware Security Module (HSM) is a tamper proof device which can be used to offload certain security related functionality to the attached hardware device. For example an HSM can be used to securely generate and store private keys and provides randomness based on a physical random source.

HSMs from the following vendors are supported:


  • A functional CipherMail Enterprise Email Encryption Gateway.

  • CipherMail HSM module.

  • Shell access to the CipherMail gateway.

  • A functional HSM.