What is AWS CloudHSM?
The AWS CloudHSM service allows you to protect your encryption keys within HSMs designed and validated to government standards for secure key management. You can securely generate, store, and manage the cryptographic keys used for data encryption such that they are accessible only by you. AWS CloudHSM helps you comply with strict key management requirements without sacrificing application performance.
AWS CloudHSM is a tool in the Data Security Services category of a tech stack.
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AWS CloudHSM's Features
- Protect and store your cryptographic keys with industry standard, tamper-resistant HSM appliances. No one but you has access to your keys (including Amazon administrators who manage and maintain the appliance).
- Use your most sensitive and regulated data on Amazon EC2 without giving applications direct access to your data's encryption keys.
- Store and access data reliably from your applications that demand highly available and durable key storage and cryptographic operations.
- Use AWS CloudHSM in conjunction with your compatible on-premise HSMs to replicate keys among on-premise HSMs and CloudHSMs. This increases key durability and makes it easy to migrate cryptographic applications from your datacenter to AWS.
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AWS Key Management Service
AWS Key Management Service (KMS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data, and uses Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect the security of your keys. AWS Key Management Service is integrated with other AWS services including Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Amazon Redshift. AWS Key Management Service is also integrated with AWS CloudTrail to provide you with logs of all key usage to help meet your regulatory and compliance needs.
It provides data protection in distributed applications, web and mobile apps with PostgreSQL, MySQL, KV backends through selective encryption.
It runs continually in the background of a device, providing constant backup of new files. Any time a new file is created or an existing file is changed, the product adds the file to a "to do" list.