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Key management product

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A key management product is a cryptographic key (symmetric or asymmetric) or certificate used for encryption, decryption, digital signature, or signature verification; and other items, such as certificate revocation lists and compromised key lists, obtained by trusted means from the same source, which validate the authenticity of keys or certificates. Software that performs either a security or cryptographic function (e.g., keying material accounting and control, random number generation, cryptographic module verification) is also considered to be a cryptographic product.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2