The Primus HSM S500 is an exclusive version with a restricted feature set for the Swiss Interbank Clearing operated by SIX-SIC. It generates encryption keys, stores these keys, and manages the distribution of these keys. Besides key management, it can also perform authentication and encryption tasks.
HIGH ENTROPY ENCRYPTION KEYS
Multiple Primus S500 HSMs can be grouped together for redundancy and load balancing controlled by the application program. Primus supports symmetric (AES, Camellia), asymmetric (RSA, Diffie-Hellman), and hashing (SHA-2, SHA-3) cryptographic algorithms. High entropy encryption keys are generated in separate hardware true random number generation (TRNG) modules based on different physical noise mechanisms.