AEP Networks launches AEP Keyper v2

AEP Keyper, the most comprehensive cryptographic HSM of its class for secure key management, offers public key infrastructure (PKI) administrators the highest levels of assurance and performance. It is certified to FIPS 140-2, Level 4 – the highest level of FIPS 140-2 certification. This level of certification is unmatched by any other product worldwide.

AEP Keyper is designed for managing mission critical applications that demand maximum security and is ideally suited for companies that need secure key management for certification authorities, registration authorities, OCSP responders, smart card issuers, web servers and other applications.

As an existing user of AEP Keyper, Richard Lamb, manager of the DNSSEC program at ICANN , commented, “AEP recognized the cryptographic needs of DNSSEC deployment efforts early on and listened to and helped ICANN staff meet their needs and requirements. With the release of V 2.0 and its support of m-of-n multi-person control, AEP fulfilled ICANN’s particular goal to build in trust via direct global internet community involvement while maintaining the highest level of key protection by using a FIPS 140-2 level 4 product.”

Pat Donnellan, CEO of AEP Networks comments, “AEP Keyper is being used to guarantee the safety and integrity of critical key material around the world and it has established a trusted reputation for supporting high security, high availability applications. This latest version of the product builds on an already impressive feature set to deliver functionality that is specifically developed to meet customer needs.”

Each Keyper provides load balanced, fail safe, network accessible, FIPS 140-2 level 4 certified cryptographic services (e.g. hardware random seed based key generation, signing, encryption) within an automatic tamper reactive boundary. The Keyper product range has been in use in UK, Australia, US, European Government and other international projects since 2000. These projects include national root authorities, Defence validation authorities (OCSP), revenue and taxation systems, code signing systems, telecoms systems and space systems.

About AEP Networks

AEP Networks offers secure communications and networking solutions for government, enterprise and carriers. We work with Systems Integrators, Managed Service Providers, Channel Partners and directly with end customers to deliver integrated solutions incorporating our products:

•    Enhanced-grade, centrally managed IPSec-based closed site-to-site network systems with optional fixed or mobile remote access
•    FIPS 140-2 Level 4 Hardware Security Modules (HSM) for top of the range secure cryptographic key management and storage
•    Secure remote access to networks and applications – including virtual environments – via application-layer security gateways and SSL VPNs with optional HSM secure key management
•    Secure voice and multi-service data platform that support a wide range of communications protocols and network topologies

Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, AEP Networks has key hub offices in the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Australia. For more information, visit

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