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As technology advances, criminals continue to devise more sophisticated and hard-to-detect fraud schemes with 75% of surveyed banks stating that checks are the primary fraud target in their business. Signature verification and/or check stock comparisons are no longer enough for you to catch increasingly savvy criminals.

nShield General Purpose HSMs

nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) provide a hardened, tamper-resistant environment for secure cryptographic processing, key generation and protection, encryption, HSM key management and more. nShield hardware security modules are available in three FIPS 140-2 certified form factors, nShield HSMs support a variety of deployment scenarios.

The nShield difference: Security World

Only nShield HSMs feature Security World, a specialized architecture that provides unmatched capabilities in several crucial areas:

  • Full control: Security World provides strong, granular controls over the access and usage of keys and policies.

  • Easier backups: Unlike alternatives that require backup HSMs and labor-intensive HSM cloning, Security World enables simple, automated backups of HSM files.

  • Scalability and flexibility: Security World delivers unlimited key storage and the flexibility needed to align your HSM operations with your organization’s specific needs.

  • Streamlined HSM operations: nShield HSMs can be managed centrally based on unified policy and operational administration, no matter how many nShields you deploy.


Powerful architecture
All nShield hardware security modules integrate with the unique Security World architecture from nCipher which creates a unique flexible hsm key management environment. With this proven technology, you can combine different nShield HSM models to build a unified ecosystem that delivers scalability, seamless failover and load balancing.

Performance and versatility
With nShield hardware security modules, you only buy what you need to meet your specific performance requirements. nShield Connect and Solo are available in three models that offer varying levels of performance, including a wide range of ECC options that deliver industry-leading transaction rates.

Protect your proprietary applications and data
nShield Connect and Solo HSMs don’t just protect your sensitive keys and data; these hardware secure modules also provide a secure environment for running sensitive applications. The CodeSafe option lets you execute code within nShield boundaries, protecting your applications and the data they process.


Public Key Infrastructures
nShield HSMs generate and protect root and certificate authority (CA) keys, providing support for PKIs across a variety of use cases.

Code Signing
nShield HSMs sign your application code so you can ensure that your software remains secure, unaltered and authentic.

Digital Certificates
nShield HSMs create digital certificates for credentialing and authenticating proprietary electronic devices for IoT applications and other network deployments.

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