SafeNet has announced that its Luna PCI for Luna SA 4.1 hardware security module (HSM) has achieved Common Criteria EAL4+ certification.

The Common Criteria Evaluation laboratory tested SafeNet's PCI for Luna SA 4.1 and determined that this product's security features are sufficient to protect against known and theoretical attacks.

Under Common Criteria, a product is evaluated to one of seven specific evaluation assurance levels that tested a total of 70 features. The EAL4+ evaluation is the highest level permitted by international mutual recognition arrangements, and was augmented in flaw remediation and in vulnerability analysis to meet the requirement of protection against highly motivated and skilled attackers.

The company explained that the HSM is a flexible, network-attached hardware security module that features a powerful cryptographic processing and industry-leading hardware key management to ensure the security and performance of applications.

Tsion Gonen, corporate vice president at SafeNet, said: “SafeNet designed the Luna SA 4.1 to unprecedented security standards and submitted it to an evaluation that was ten times more stringent than other HSM vendors on the market. The Luna SA had more features analysed in this certification.”