HP TippingPoint Ax160 Network Security Processors

Ax160 Network Security Processor

HP Atalla Ax160 series network security processors (NSPs) provide unrivaled protection for Triple DES and other cryptographic keys when safeguarding value-based transactions. They are designed as the hardware complement to the Atalla Key Block, the industry-standard advanced key management solution. The Atalla Ax160 series NSPs consist of three models. Each model offers identical security functionality, with different processing capabilities

  • Industry-leading physical and logical security
  • Advanced Atalla Key Block for optimal Triple DES
  • Dual power supply
  • Easy firmware upgrades via the Atalla Ax160 USB
  • Superior flexibility and ease of use



  • Benchmarked at up to 1060 Triple DES PIN
    • Tailored to entry-level, mid-level, or high-volume environments to meet processing performance needs and demanding security requirements
    • Linear performance scaling with additional units
  • Fast host connectivity
    • Auto-sensing 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet interface for point-to-point TCP/IP
    • Integrated high-performance TCP/IP stack and communications processor


  • Flexible
    • Broad application support (ATM/EFT/POS, stored value, loyalty cards, corporate funds transfer)
    • Customer-defined security policies enforced
  • Easy to use and manage
    • Encrypted, convenient key loading via the Atalla Secure Configuration Assistant
    • Simple-to-use GUI for Atalla Key Block key loading


  • Cryptographic support
    • Data Encryption Algorithm (DEA) standard (ANSI X3.92-1987, ISO 10126-2), DES, and two- and three-key Triple DES
    • Banking Procedures for Message Encipherment, General Principles (ISO 10126-2)
  • PIN verification methods
    • Atalla Identikey
    • IBM 3624
    • Visa PVV (PIN Verification Value)


  • Physical security
    • FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification for physical security
    • Rack-mountable (2U), physically fortified form factor
    • Double-locking bezel with Medeco locks
    • Penetration protection (protective grid)
    • Out-of-range temperature and voltage detection
    • Low battery voltage protection
    • PIN security and key management implemented within a secure hardware perimeter for protection against manipulation
  • Logical security
    • FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification for key management

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