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CHIM Released

A new solution of Crypto Hardware Initialization and Management for System x and p (CHIM) is now being released. This entire new system is developed in order to let you enroll multiple IBM 4765 cryptographic adapters installed in one or more servers, and manage groups of servers from a central site. It enables cards and servers to be identically set up, which simplifies the operational tasks and gives broader control of the cryptographic infrastructure. Furthermore, CHIM supports a new way of managing User Defined eXtensions (UDX) that now can be loaded from a central site.

EKMP-CAT Released

EKMP-CAT is designed to provide fast, reliable crypto information to help people in different roles of the organization make qualified decisions about crypto systems. EKMP-CAT collects cryptographic information from across the enterprise and ensures that each crypto system is following best practices.

DKMS 8.4.0 (April 2014)

The release contains the following new and changed functionality:

This release has been tested on the following workstation platform:

And using either of the following mainframe environment

Environments with CryptoExpress2, CryptoExpress3, and CryptoExpress4S and earlier ICSF levels are supported. Functions available depend on the hardware; or the following distributed environment:

A new solution of Crypto Hardware Initialization and Management for System x and p (CHIM) is now being released. This entire new system is developed in order to let you enroll multiple IBM 4765 cryptographic adapters installed in one or more servers, and manage groups of servers from a central site. It enables cards and servers to be identically set up, which simplifies the operational tasks and gives broader control of the cryptographic infrastructure. Furthermore, CHIM supports a new way of managing User Defined eXtensions (UDX) that now can be loaded from a central site.


DKMS 8.2.1   (April 2013)

We have now released DKMS version 8.2.1. V8.2.1 is based on the IBM 4765 and running on a supported IBM System x server with the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2 operating system. Service Pack 1 is still supported, but we encourage upgrading. New features are only supported on Service Pack 2.

DKMS has been tested on a IBM System x3100M4, which is the recommend choice. The x3100M4 is a small tower model that is significant less noisy than other options.

With v8.2.1 two new DKMS features are introduced that support new cryptographic key types introduced in CCA 4.2


IBM Enterprise Key Management Foundation (EKMF) (February 2013)

On February 5th 2013, IBM Systems and Technology Group announced a System z security solution called IBM Enterprise Key Management Foundation (EKMF).

EKMF is powered by DKMS and is essentially the DKMS offering under a new name and repackaged and offered with Services to help get clients up and running. We wanted to alter the name in order to create a 'foundation' for which we will be building the System z Security roadmap on going forward. For you as a DKMS client there are no changes.


DKMS 8.0 Released (February 2012)

A new version of DKMS has been released February 2012. This is the first version with the DKMS client GUI application running on IBM System x with Linux (SLES 11) and the IBM 4765 cryptographic adapter. This version is build from DKMS 7.6 and now introduces a modernized user interface and number of new functions supporting advanced key management.


DKMS 7.6 Released (February 2012)

A new version of DKMS has been released February 2012. Included in the release is a new symmetric key management application and key template maintenance tool that offers support for DES keys in


CBT XAdES support (May 2011)

CBT Digital Signature solutions now support XAdES document signing.


DKMS 7.5.00 Released (February 2011)

A new version of DKMS has been released February 2011. Included in the release is a new symmetric key management application and key template maintenance tool that offers support for DES keys in

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