nShield – General Purpose Hardware Security Modules (HSM)
Available from Thales e-Security Inc
nShield general purpose HSMs from Thales provide support for the widest range of cryptographic algorithms, application programming interfaces (APIs) and host operating systems, enabling the devices to be used with virtually any business application—from identity management, web services and database encryption to tokenization, PKI services and strong authentication.
The nShield HSM product line is pre-tested to integrate with a wide range of commercial security solutions from partners such as Microsoft.
All nShield HSMs feature Thales’ market-leading Security World key management architecture—proven technology that protects application keys within the safe confines of the HSM, yet allows them to be managed in a straightforward and convenient manner, delivering an ideal combination of high assurance and operational ease. nShield HSMs substantially reduce the risk of human administrative error while guaranteeing key recovery and eliminating single points of failure. Most nShield HSMs also support the unique ability to host critical application software within the hardened security boundary, so you can establish tamper-resistant business processes in addition to protecting cryptographic operations.