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SpanKey™ Cryptographic Key Management System

SpanKey and SpanKey Special Edition provide all the cryptographic requirements for issuing and processing EMV Credit and Debit cards in an IBM System z mainframe environment.

 

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SpanKey Automatic creation of EMV chip data for card issuing:

A 30-day free no-obligation trial of SpanKey is available upon request. Contact Span Software for details.*

Product Description

SpanKey is a general-purpose Cryptographic Key Management system for the IBM mainframe environment with z/OS.

In addition, it includes a full set of facilities for Banks and financial institutions for supporting the issuing of EMV (Europay MasterCard VISA) chip cards for Credit and Debit.

With the full version of SpanKey, all cryptographic processing is performed in secure hardware on the IBM mainframe (see below for details of SpanKey/SE). SpanKey requires the use of the CCF (Cryptographic Coprocessor Feature) and the PCICC (PCI Cryptographic Coprocessor). This implies an IBM G5 or G6 CMOS CPU, or a zSeries processor. The IBM zSeries z890, z990 and System z9, z10 and z196 require the PCIXCC, Crypto Express 2 or Crypto Express 3 crypto co-processor, as appropriate. Full details of the hardware and software requirements for running SpanKey are included in the documentation available on this web site or directly from Span Software Consultants Limited.

SpanKey also provides APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for many cryptographic functions within the IBM mainframe environment.  These make programming applications that require encryption or key generation functions much easier.

Cryptography in the IBM mainframe environment is a large and complex subject that is often beyond the experience of programmers and systems designers. However, there are great benefits to it in terms of extremely high performance, and a very high degree of security and system integrity. SpanKey provides an easy-to-use route to exploit the power and functionality provided by the IBM hardware and software infrastructure.

In addition, Span Software Consultants Limited has a great deal of experience and expertise in this area, and we offer consultancy and development services in addition to our software products.

Follow this link for a set of presentation slides giving a high-level overview of SpanKey. Please contact us for further details.

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SpanKey Version 3.10

SpanKey Version 3.10 is now available, and contains many enhancements and new features, including:


Follow this link for a set of presentation slides giving a high-level overview of SpanKey. Please contact us for further details.

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SpanKey Special Edition Version 3.15

SpanKey/SE has the full functionality of the standard SpanKey product, Version 3.10, but performs all cryptographic operations in software.


Follow this link for a set of presentation slides giving a high-level overview of SpanKey. Please contact us for further details.

* 30-day no-obligation free trial of SpanKey or SpanKey/SE is available to banks and card issuers and acquirers who run or plan to run their card systems on IBM System z mainframes. Non-Disclosure Agreement required.

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