IBM PCIe Crypto Card V2 (PCIeCC2)

Available as IBM Z® feature CEX5S, IBM Power Systems™ features EJ32 and EJ33, and x86 MTM 4767-002

PCIeCC2 overview

An IBM PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor is a high-performance hardware security module (HSM) suitable for high-security processing and high-speed cryptographic operations. The IBM PCIeCC2 is the latest generation and fastest of the IBM cryptographic coprocessor family. Its predecessor is the IBM PCIe Cryptographic Coprocessor Version 1 (PCIeCC).

4767 adapter

Highest cryptographic security available.

The IBM PCIeCC2 is the latest generation of IBM's HSMs. It is redesigned for improved performance and security rich services for your sensitive workloads, and to deliver high throughput for cryptographic functions. For a detailed summary of the capabilities and specifications of the PCIeCC2, refer to the IBM 4767 Data Sheet.

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Available on multiple platforms.

The PCIeCC2 and the PCIeCC are supported on the following platforms:

IBM Z

IBM Z


IBM Power Systems

IBM Power SystemsTM

IBM-approved x86 servers

IBM-approved x86 servers

  • FC 0890 requires FC 3863 - CPACF (Central Processor Assist for Cryptographic Functions) DES/TDES Enablement. CPACF is a set of cryptographic instructions providing improved performance through hardware acceleration. Using the cryptographic hardware, you gain security from using the CPACF and the Crypto feature through in-kernel cryptography APIs, and for Linux on z Systems the libica cryptographic functions library.

  • On z/OS, IBM offers the Integrated Cryptographic Service Facility (ICSF) component that ships with the base product. ICSF is the software on z/OS that provides access to the z Systems CEX5S cryptographic hardware feature through the use of callable services that comply with IBM's Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA). ICSF together with the IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF®) licensed program provide cryptographic services using the CCA security API.

  • On Linux on z Systems, IBM offers a CCA API for the CEX5S and a PKCS #11 (EP11) API to the user. The CCA API shipped with the CEX5S is an enhanced version of the CCA API shipped with the CEX4S or CEX3.

IBM Power Systems.

Select IBM-approved x86 servers.

Note: It may be possible, for a contracted fee, to have an x86 server added to the IBM-approved x86 server list. If interested, please contact Crypto at crypto@us.ibm.com for additional information.

IBM 4767 hardware

The IBM 4767 hardware provides significant performance and architectural extensions over its predecessor while enabling future growth. The secure module contains redundant IBM PowerPC 476 processors, custom symmetric key and hashing engines to perform AES, DES, T-DES, SHA-1, SHA-384, SHA-512, and SHA- 2, MD5 and HMAC as well as public key cryptographic algorithm support for RSA and Elliptic Curve Cryptography. Other hardware support includes a secure real-time clock, hardware random number generator and a prime number generator. The secure module is protected by a tamper responding design that protects against a wide variety of attacks against the system.

4767 HSM
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Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS)

Hardware has also been designed to support the highest level of RAS requirements that enables the secure module to self-check at all times. This is achieved by running a pair of PowerPC processors in lock step and comparing the result from each cycle by cycle. Also all interfaces, registers, memory, cryptographic engines, and buses are protected at all times using parity, ECC, or CRC. Power on self-tests that are securely stored inside the secure module verify the hardware and firmware loaded on the module is secure and reliable at every power on.

Embedded certificate

During the final manufacturing step, the coprocessor generates a unique public/private key pair which is stored in the device. The tamper detection circuitry is activated at this time and remains active throughout the useful life of the coprocessor, protecting this private key as well as other keys and sensitive data. The public key of the coprocessor is certified at the factory by an IBM private key and the certificate is retained in the coprocessor. Subsequently, the private key of the coprocessor is used to sign the coprocessor status responses which, in conjunction with a series of public key certificates, demonstrate that the coprocessor remains intact and is genuine.

Tamper responding design

The IBM 4767 HSM has been designed to meet the FIPS 140-2 Level 4 requirements by protecting against attacks that include probe penetration or other intrusion into the secure module, side-channel attacks, power manipulation, and temperature manipulation. From the time of manufacture, the hardware is self-protecting by using tamper sensors to detect probing or drilling attempts. If the tamper sensors are triggered, the 4767 HSM destroys critical keys and certificates, and is rendered permanently inoperable. Note therefore that the 4767 HSM must be maintained at all times within the temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure ranges specified. Refer to the environmental requirements section below.

4767 tamper protection

IBM 4767 Technical specifications

Physical characteristics

Card type:

Half-length PCIe card
PCI Local Bus Specification 2.2
PCIe specification 1.1

Voltage:

+3.3 VDC ± 10% 23.44 W max

Card type:

  • Half-length PCIe card

  • PCI Local Bus Specification 2.2

  • PCIe specification 1.1

Voltage:

  • +3.3 VDC ± 10% 23.44 W max

System requirements

This section describes requirements for the system in which the IBM 4767 is installed.

Software

IBM CCA Support Program for use on:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 (64-bit)
  • SUSE Linux 12 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012, R2 (64-bit)

Hardware

Software

  • IBM CCA Support Program for use on:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 (64-bit)
    • SUSE Linux 12 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012, R2 (64-bit)

Hardware

Environmental requirements

From the time of manufacture, the IBM 4767 cryptographic card must be shipped, stored, and used within the following environmental specifications. Outside of these specifications, the IBM 4767 tamper sensors can be activated and render the IBM 4767 permanently inoperable.

Shipping: The card should be shipped in original IBM packaging (electrostatic discharge bag with desiccant and thermally insulated box with gel packs).

Temp shipping

Pressure shipping

Humidity shipping

-34°C to +60°C

min 550 mbar

5% to 100% RH

Temp shipping

  • -34°C to +60°C

Pressure shipping

  • min 550 mbar

Humidity shipping

  • 5% to 100% RH

Storage: The card should be stored in electrostatic discharge bag with desiccant.

Temp storage

Pressure storage

Humidity storage

+1°C to +60°C

min 700 mbar

5% to 80% RH

Temp storage

  • +1°C to +60°C

Pressure storage

  • min 700 mbar

Humidity storage

  • 5% to 80% RH

Operation: (ambient in system)

Temp operating

Humidity operating

Operating altitude (max)

+10°C to +35°C

8% to 80% RH

10 000 ft equivalent to 700 mbar min

Temp operating

  • +10°C to +35°C

Humidity operating

  • 8% to 80% RH

Operating altitude (max)

  • 10 000 ft equivalent to 700 mbar min

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