ProtectServer ProtectToolkit 5.8 Released

Gemalto is very pleased to announce the release of ProtectToolkit 5.8. This release, compatible with all ProtectServer 2 models, provides the following new features and enhancements:


Appliance Software Image Update to Version 5.8.0

With this release, Gemalto provides Protect Server appliance software version 5.8.0 as a secure package update. This update is available for all ProtectServer Network HSMs with PSESH (version 5.2 and newer). For detailed instructions for applying the update, refer to the SafeNet ProtectToolkit 5.8 documentation.


Network Interface Bonding

SafeNet ProtectToolkit release 5.8 allows you to bond the two network interfaces on SafeNet ProtectServer Network HSM or Network HSM Plus into a single virtual device, improving bandwidth and providing redundancy and load balancing of operations.


Quick KSP Setup on Windows

The PTK5.8 client installation now includes the command line tool kspcmd, which provides a scriptable method of configuring ProtectServer tokens with KSP.


Windows 10 Support

The PTK 5.8 client is now supported on Windows 10 operating systems.


UEFI Secure Boot Support in Windows 10 and CentOS 7

With this release, ProtectServer drivers are now compatible with UEFI Secure Boot. For CentOS 7, refer to the documentation for the driver signing procedure. No additional actions are required on Windows 10.


Please go to the Gemalto Support Portal**to download the release notes – details as follows:

  • Release notes – Knowledge Base Article KB0018677
  • PTK 5.8 Software (PTK-C;PTK-J;PTK-M) – Doc ID: KB0018680/ DOW0003553
  • PTK 5.8 Documentation – Doc ID: KB0018678/ DOW0003551
  • ProtectServer External appliance upgrade  – Doc ID: KB0018681/ DOW0003554

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