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Axiad IDS Partners with Utimaco to Tackle Cybersecurity Risks in an Internet of Things World

Together Axiad IDS and Utimaco are Allowing Customers the Freedom to  Confidently Thrive in the Digital Economy

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – November 7, 2017 – Axiad IDS, a leading provider of Authentication and Identity and Access Management solutions for enterprise, healthcare, government and financial organizations, today announced it has partnered with Utimaco to strengthen its position in helping organizations prevent data breaches. Utimaco is the fastest growing manufacturer of Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) in the world, with their cryptographic hardware devices serving as the ‘root of trust’ to protect critical digital infrastructures and high value data assets — especially those tied to the Internet of Things.

“As part of our holistic approach, we integrate best-in-class products and services that enable our solutions to address the wide-ranging identity needs of our customers. Utimaco has been an industry leader for more than 20 years in Europe, and we are excited to bring their expertise to our customers in the U.S.,” said Yves Audebert, Axiad IDS Chairman, President and co-CEO. “Our vision is to provide customers with the freedom to confidently access online information and perform digital transactions anytime, anywhere and from any device. With Utimaco, we reinforce this vision and make it a reality.”

The Internet of Things has presented a whole new challenge in securing digital transactions between users, machines and devices. Utimaco’s HSMs are a perfect complement to Axiad IDS’s complete trusted identities solutions providing a simple, cost effective, highly secure and flexible product.

Hardware Security Modules are essential components of many cybersecurity solutions. They provide the encryption and digital signing capabilities required to protect identities and data in compliance with standards and regulations. For example, HSMs are the backbone of Public Key Infrastructures that protect high value information assets such as software code, patient data, payment data or intellectual property. HSMs are also used in diverse applications such as user authentication, credential management, online banking, database encryption, secure document signing, electronic invoicing or time stamping. Utimaco HSMs are universally usable as a ‘root of trust’ whenever cryptographic keys need to be generated and secured.

Axiad IDS specifically chose to add Utimaco’s HSM solutions to its offering for its unique benefits to both the channel and end-users:

  •  Best-in-Class Hardware Security Modules
    • Utimaco’s sole focus is on developing and producing HSMs
    • 20+ years of experience; built in Germany, assembled in California
    • highest level of certification: NIST FIPS 140-2 level 3 overall / 4 physical
  • All-inclusive pricing model/total lower cost for customers
    • no additional fee per client or application
    • no additional fee per algorithm (including ECC/ECDSA)
    • no limit to the number of keys or slots
    • no licensing costs for use of firmware modules
  • Testing and evaluation made easy
    • Easy to use HSM simulator
    • Replicates all the features of the hardware
    • Free to download and use; free support from Utimaco

Both customers and VARs can test proof-of-concepts with the Utimaco free HSM simulator, which works without any installations of hardware and is available for both Windows and Linux systems. It is available for download free of charge.

“We are excited to partner with Axiad IDS to strengthen our presence in the U.S. As part of Axiad’s industry-leading portfolio, our best-of-breed HSM products will allow more organizations to leverage the latest security technologies and better adapt to the constantly evolving cybersecurity landscape,” said Eric Tocatlian, Vice President of Global Sales, Utimaco. “Axiad IDS’ deep know-how and holistic approach to delivering trusted identities for breach prevention aligns with our commitment to serve as the ‘root of trust’ for IoT networks and devices across all industries.”

To learn more about how Axiad IDS and Utimaco might help you achieve secure digital transactions, visit:

About Utimaco
 Utimaco is a leading manufacturer of hardware security modules (HSMs) that provide the Root of Trust to the IoT. We keep cryptographic keys and digital identities safe to protect critical digital infrastructures and high value data assets. Our products enable innovations and support the creation of new business by helping to secure critical business data and transactions. Utimaco HSMs are deployed across more than 80 countries in more than 1,000 installations. Utimaco employs a total of 200 people, with offices in the US, Germany, the UK and Singapore.

About Axiad IDS
Axiad IDS is a Trusted Identity solutions provider for enterprise, government and financial organizations. Axiad IDS was founded by industry experts with extensive backgrounds in developing, deploying, and managing identity and access management solutions. These experts have experienced first-hand the challenges associated with implementing and managing mission-critical identity systems, and are experienced in overcoming those challenges, enabling their success. Axiad IDS is driven by its customers’ business needs, addressing business objectives with innovative and cost-effective solutions.  Axiad IDS was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.