IBM PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor Version 1

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Product support

The IBM PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor Version 1 (PCIeCC) is a hardware security module (HSM). Customers should use these product support pages as a primary source of information concerning the PCIeCC. PCIeCC customers are encouraged to bookmark the HSM 4765 / CEX4S / CEX3C home page and return there from time to time for updated information. The right side of the page often carries information of special interest to customers.

Where to obtain support

IBM offers PCIeCC technology as a System z machine type-model (4765-001) for IBM-approved x86 servers. IBM also offers this technology as as a feature-product for the IBM System z™ and IBM Power Systems™. Hardware and software support for the products depends on how you obtained the product from IBM.

      System / product Hardware support       Software support
IBM System z, CEX3C and CEX4S features, ICSF, TKE System z support IBM z/OS® support or IBM support for Linux on System z
IBM Power Systems, (FC 4807, FC 4808, FC 4809) Power Systems support IBM AIX® support, IBM i® support
IBM-approved x86 servers for 4765-001 Via this website * Via this website *

For questions about the PCIeCC on IBM-approved x86 servers, or if you need support for the 4765, contact the Crypto team.

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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.