IBM 4765 host software and HSM firmware updates

The IBM 4765 PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor is a Hardware Security Module (HSM).

The IBM 4765 is supported only on IBM-approved x86 architecture servers. The following provides a list of the currently supported releases of the IBM Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) software support program for the IBM 4765:


CCA Release 4.4.55 (not MEPS certified)
CCA Release 4.4.20 (MEPS certified)


Hardware. IBM 4765 PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor can be installed on an IBM-approved x86 architecture server.

Optional hardware. IBM offers optional smart card support in the form of a Smart Card Utility Program (SCUP) and enhanced smart card feature for CNM that can be optionally installed when CNM is installed. For detailed information on smart card support, including how to order the optional smart card hardware, refer to IBM 4765 PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor Smart Card User Guide (12/2013,PDF,2.19MB).

Software. IBM offers a Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) Support Program for certain operating systems. See the IBM PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor Version 1 Overview page for the list of operating systems supported at no charge or as a separately purchased add-on feature.

With IBM's cryptographic hardware management solution, it is possible to centrally manage multiple servers with one or more cryptographic coprocessors installed. The Crypto Hardware and Initialization Management (CHIM) solution is available for IBM-approved x86 architecture servers and IBM Power Systems.

To purchase CHIM, contact the IBM Crypto Competence Center at ccc@dk.ibm.com. The Center is located in Denmark, which is in the Central European Time Zone (GMT+1).