Hardware security module

nShield HSMs provide a secure solution for generating encryption and signing keys, creating digital signatures, encrypting data and more.

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.

Unique nShield Benefits

Powerful architecture

Combine nShield HSM models to build a unified ecosystem that delivers scalability, seamless failover and load balancing.

Performance and versatility

Three models with multiple performance tiers, including a wide range of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) options that deliver industry-leading transaction rates.

Applications and Data protection

The CodeSafe option lets you execute code within nShield boundaries, protecting your applications and the data they process.


Product uses

Public key infrastructure

  • 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 certificate

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