Sensus Smart Grid Metering with SafeNet Luna SA is transforming the relationship between utilities and consumers as information creates awareness and a better understanding of water and energy usage and opportunities for conservation. This understanding gives consumers the tools they need to make educated decisions on their energy use, which can lower bills and reduce impact on the environment. Sensus plays a vital role in this effort, and part of their effort includes enabling and protecting the two-way communication between utility companies and their customers. Sensus integrates SafeNet Luna SA HSM into their environment for this purpose. SafeNet Luna SA is trusted because of its unique approach to securing data through protecting cryptographic keys. Luna SA key storage function uses a ‘keys-in-hardware’ approach that protects the entire key lifecycle within the FIPS 140-2 validated, tamper-proof appliance. This method ensures protection of the digital keys, which in turn, ensures the protection of the encrypted data they guard.