Traditionally, a local connection, such as SCSI or PCI bus, has been used to connect an HSM to
its host server. While these local connections provide good bandwidth and an added degree of
physical security, they cannot offer the fl exible, shareable features of a network connection. The
Luna SA was designed from the ground up to provide customers with a more powerful, fl exible
HSM product. One of the cornerstones of this fl exibility is the fact that the Luna SA is a network
attached device, a feature that permits the Luna SA’s high-performance HSM capabilities to be
easily deployed and shared between multiple network clients.