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Own the data. Own the encryption keys.

When enterprise organizations need to run business-critical applications or store and access sensitive data, they often need rapid access to flexible and low-cost IT resources. However, migrating data and workloads to the cloud poses significant challenges for enterprise organizations concerned with compliance, data sovereignty, and maintaining control of data.

IBM Cloud HSM helps solves these challenges by using a physical HSM device within the cloud environment that provides key management and key storage as a managed service built on a high assurance Hardware Security Module (HSM). This helps customers meet compliance mandates and keep control of their data, wherever it resides.


Sensitive cryptographic keys prevent third-party access, helping to achieve corporate and regulatory compliance requirements.

Customer Control

Customer-owned encryption ensures only you can access encryption keys for your company’s data in the cloud for complete control.

IBM Ecosystem

Organizations can use cryptographic resources stored in the highly secure IBM Cloud HSM for WebSphere—and more than 200 other IBM applications.

Learn more about IBM Cloud HSM today. Chat with a member of our sales team.

Key Security

Powered by a SafeNet Hardware Security Module from Gemalto, IBM Cloud HSM offers enterprises high-assurance protection for encryption keys, ensuring their data stays protected wherever it resides. IBM Cloud HSM provides:


IBM Cloud HSM maintains sensitive cryptographic keys in the secure confines of an FIPS 140-2 validated appliance, preventing third-party access to your keys, and helping to achieve corporate and regulatory compliance requirements.

IBM Ecosystem

IBM Cloud HSM benefits from one of the broadest ecosystems available on the market, and integrates with more than 400 of the most commonly used enterprise applications.

Compliance Through Customer Control

Being able to own your encryption keys and prove that you have complete control of all of your data is crucial to meet the requirements of many compliance standards, including PCI-DSS.

Dedicated Hardware Performance

Deploying a physical HSM appliance versus software running on a general-purpose server provides users with an appliance that was built to handle the resource-intensive tasks of cryptography processing while reducing the latency to applications.

Scalable Security

IBM Cloud HSM can be separated into as many as 100 isolated partitions, with each partition acting as if it were an independent HSM. This provides a tremendous amount of scalability and flexibility, as a single HSM can act as the root of trust that protects the cryptographic key lifecycle of hundreds of applications.

Secure Management

Customers can be confident that once IBM Cloud HSM is provisioned, they will have access to a HSM appliance that has been delivered in a factory state. Users will need to reset credentials during the first login. SoftLayer will manage the IBM Cloud HSM without having access to your keys.

To learn more, read IBM Cloud HSM for SoftLayer Solution Brief.


IBM Cloud HSM can be provisioned in any SoftLayer data center, which allows users to build a highly available HSM. Get one of the industry’s lowest HSM prices without any long-term contracts, plus universal pricing for every SoftLayer data center.

  • One time initial startup fee
  • Monthly
    Starting at $1,200

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