SafeNet ProtectServer ProtectToolkit Software 5.2 (PTK 5.2) Released
New Features and Enhancements
This release provides the following new features and enhancements:
- PSESH Command Shell on the SafeNet ProtectServer Network HSM :
New release 5.2 (or later) SafeNet ProtectServer Network HSM appliances shipped from the factory now provide a command shell (PSESH). You can use PSESH to configure the appliance as the admin or pseoperator user.
Appliance configuration using root and Linux commands is no longer required. Refer to the SafeNet ProtectServer Network HSM Installation and Configuration Guide for a detailed description of how to access and use PSESH to configure the appliance.
Note: The PSESH command shell is available only on new Release 5.2 (or later) SafeNet ProtectServer Network HSMs shipped from the factory. You cannot install it as an upgrade on an existing appliance.
- New USB Card Reader
A new USB card reader is available that provides a direct data and power connection to the USB port on the HSM.
The legacy card reader that uses USB for data and PS/2 for power (or USB via a PS/2 to USB adapter) continues to be supported.
- IPv6 Addressing Support
The SafeNet ProtectServer Network HSM appliance now supports IPv6 addressing. IPv6 support is implemented as a dual stack, allowing the appliance to support both IPv4 and IPv6 simultaneously. That is, you can configure both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses on the eth0 and eth1 interfaces.
Refer to the SafeNet ProtectServer Network HSM Installation and Configuration Guide for more information.
- Support for HP-UX
The SafeNet ProtectToolkit 5.2 software is supported on the HP-UX operating system
- Support NIST 131-A transition (Deprecate DES2 keys)
The 5.00.04 firmware supplied with PTK5.2 does not allow use of DES2 for encryption, signing, and MACing operations in FIPS mode.
PTK 5.2 can be downloaded from the Service Portal (https://serviceportal.safenet-inc.com) using the following document IDs:
- PTK 5.2 Software – DOW4210
- PTK 5.2 Documentation – DOW4209
The customer release notes for PTK 5.2 can be viewed here: http://www.securedbysafenet.com/releasenotes/ptk/crn_ptk_5-2.pdf