VIBE Total Cost of Ownership

When compared to a PKI solution, VIBE’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is substantially lower. 

VIBE vs PKI cost comparison
VIBE vs PKI cost comparison

Numerous infrastructure components are not required by VIBE, which not only reduces one-time costs but also recurring ones, as VIBE’s scalability and simplicity significantly reduces auditing and training requirements.

Hardware devices needed for both crypto technologies (such as HSMs) scale significantly better with VIBE, yielding roughly a 400% to 500% improvement when compared to PKI.

VIBECyber is to embed ‘VIBE-Inside’ cryptography in all major HSM, HSE and IoT processors, enabling customers to easily integrate into their IoT devices, applications, solutions, gateways and platforms, reducing installation and configuration costs.

When compared to PKI, the reduction in communications costs, the reduced infrastructure requirements and the ongoing operational improvements that VIBE provides deliver substantial savings for end customers, as follows:

  • 60% cost savings for one-time costs,
  • 40% cost savings on recurring costs, and
  • 30% cost savings on resource costs (personnel and space)

The VIBE solution introduces significant one-time cost savings from omission of costly HW components required for PKI, such as Root CA, and from a substantial reduction in the number of HSMs required for VIBE vs PKI. 

The largest cost savings stem from reduced operational overhead (fewer staff due to low complexity and better scalability, and less training and auditing requirements) and less infrastructure (no need for certificates and certificate management). Due to VIBE’S reduced complexity, no crypto or security specialists are needed to manage the system/environment. 

Overall, when compared to managed PKI, the VIBE-based implementation eliminates the need for complex implementation policies, greatly improves manageability and can be delivered for significantly reduced one-time and ongoing costs.