HPE SecureData Integrates with HPE Atalla HSM

The Challenge

The volume of data, the sophistication of abundant computing, and the borderless flow of data are outpacing the ability to understand how personal data is being used in enterprises businesses. In this data-driven economy, the number of cyber-attacks continues to grow in frequency and severity. Heightened regulatory requirements and increasing risk of cardholder data breaches create a feeling of uncertainty for companies, merchants, payment processors, and acquirers who need to protect payment data anywhere it moves, anywhere it resides, and anywhere it’s used. Companies of all types are being targeted—anyone with valuable data for attackers to steal.

Integration allows End-to-end data protection
HPE Security – Data Security provides a comprehensive data-centric approach to data protection that addresses the security and privacy needs for data-at-rest, in-motion, and in-use through the combined, integrated solutions of HPE SecureData and HPE Atalla Hardware Security Module (HSM). By joining data-centric data protection with a tamper-reactive hardware security module, companies are able to neutralize data breaches by protecting data and rendering it useless to attackers.

Unique Capabilities

HPE SecureData provides an end-to-end data-centric approach that enables you to protect data over its entire lifecycle—from the point at which it’s captured, throughout its movement across your extended enterprise, all without exposing live information to high-risk, high-threat environments. HPE SecureData enables companies to neutralize breaches and render data useless using breakthrough, proven encryption, tokenization, and stateless key management solutions—protecting sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI) and credit card and social security numbers. HPE SecureData leverages HPE Format-Preserving Encryption (FPE) and HPE Secure Stateless Tokenization (SST) to enable companies to securely protect data while maintaining its usability and referential integrity for data processes, applications, and services preventing costly database schema changes. HPE SecureData has a unique key derivation and management infrastructure called HPE Stateless Key Management that dynamically derives keys on demand after authorization as needed for data protection. HPE Stateless Key Management eliminates the need to store or manage keys and seamlessly integrates with existing identity management and authorization systems to provide policy-based access to data.

HPE Atalla HSM integrates seamlessly with HPE SecureData to enable enhanced protection of the underpinning cryptographic secrets and key materials needed for key derivation, data encryption, de-identification, and masking. HPE Atalla HSM manages the system-level keys used for key derivation within a hardened FIPS 140-2 Level 3 device, eliminating the risk of exposure or compromise. Cryptographic encryption or decryption and key derivation are performed within the secure boundary of the HPE Atalla HSM inside the tamper-reactive security module environment.

HPE Atalla HSM provides differentiated capabilities for the security market such as a flexible approach to HSM configuration and key management. This is especially important where flexible and compliant solutions are required to manage HSM configuration in lights-out facilities while meeting Payment Card Industry (PCI) Dual Control Requirements. Additionally the HPE Atalla HSM offers robust backup and restore capabilities where a policy can be set to specify that M of N cards must be required for restore. This approach provides increased robustness and policy control around recovery of sensitive encryption keys and configuration data.

The integrated solutions of HPE SecureData and HPE Atalla HSM enable organizations to quickly pass audits and additionally implement full end-to-end data protection. The integrated solution helps to reduce risk impact of data breaches, all without the IT organization having to completely redefine the entire infrastructure and IT processes or policies. It protects information in compliance with PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), state and national data privacy regulations, as well as the European Commission’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The integrated solution enables companies to comply with the more stringent PCI DSS v3.2 requirements on transport encryption.

The Benefits of a Complete HPE Security Solution 

The integrated HPE SecureData and HPE Atalla HSM solution provides a comprehensive data security offering to address the challenges of end-to-end data protection through data-centric security, and ensures the security from an HSM by safeguarding and managing system-level encryption keys. By selecting the integrated HPE Security solution, companies are able to reduce deployment and configuration time by streamlining setup through a centralized management console, while reducing risk and demonstrate PCI DSS compliance and PII or PHI data protection with a single vendor solution. Additionally, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has more than 35 years’ expertise in data protection, security, and cryptographic performance.

Customers demand data-centric security that is powerful yet simple to deploy and administer. This HPE Security solution offers the power of HPE SecureData plus HPE Atalla HSM in a simple, integrated, easy-to-buy, easy-to-install-and-configure, and easy-to-administer solution.

Unique Differentiators

  • Single point of purchase – HPE Security.
  • Centralized configuration for management of HPE FPE keys.
  • Industry leading data-centric security combined with root of trust to store your most sensitive secrets.


Read the press advisory announced at HPE Protect 2016, download the data sheet or visit the HPE SecureData and HPE Atalla HSM pages to learn more.

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