IBM PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor Version 1

Performance measurements

IBM conducted performance tests in its lab using the following criteria:

The following data shows performance measurements based on the criteria shown above using selected CCA verbs. Performance can be affected by many factors. IBM does not guarantee that you will achieve the same performance numbers given in this table. This information is provided 'AS IS' and without warranty, express or implied. By quoting a particular key length or cryptographic algorithm, one may not conclude that IBM implies the key length or cryptographic algorithm are adequate and can therefore be used safely. The cryptographic functions described below may not be available in all countries and may be subject to export regulations.

The following document summarizes the performance data in text and graphical form:

News for current customers


New product release for IBM 4765 now available on IBM IBM-approved x86 servers and IBM AIX operating system, effective October 2015.

New product release CCA 5.0 for Linux on IBM z Systems™ now available effective July 2015. See Overview page for additional information.

As of February 19, 2013, the 4765 hardware security module (HSM) is validated to meet the MEPS (Méthode d'Évaluation des Produits Securitaire "bancaires") approval scheme used by Cartes Bancaires (CB) banking ecosystem. This standards certification allows the 4765 HSM to be used by CB member banks on their dedicated payment networks.

Add-on features are being offered for the IBM 4765 on IBM-approved x86 systems to support additional operating systems. See the IBM 4765 software updates page.

On System z, the coprocessor is available as Crypto Express3, Crypto Express4, and Crypto Express5. It is also available for Linux.