All things protected by encryption or digital signatures can be protected even further with an HSM. The user areas range from PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) to encryption of web servers.
General purpose HSMs enable companies to add hardware security to critical applications such as PKIs, databases and web- and application servers. The use of standardized cryptographic interfaces makes Thales nShield range easy to integrate with Microsoft Certificate Services (PKI), Entrust Authority Security Manager, RSA Certificate Manager, Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, and several other applications.
Thales nShield Connect+ is a network-attached, general purpose HSM that protects up to 100 clients by safeguarding their encryption and digital signing keys and processing sensitive data on the trusted appliance.
For more information on nShield Connect+, please visit the Thales product page.
Thales nShield Solo+ is a product family of embedded, general purpose HSMs for servers and appliances that safeguard encryption and digital signing keys. nShield Solo+ can optionally run custom applications on the module to protect data in use.
For more information on nShield Solo+, please visit the Thales product page.
Thales nShield Edge is a portable HSM for use in root certification authorities (CAs), registration authorities (RAs), code signing and remote HSM operations. nShield Edge combines a full-featured HSM with a smart card reader in one and the same device, offering secure backup and dual access control of an organization’s high-value keys with low transaction volumes. Its USB connectivity makes it especially suitable for use with laptops and virtual machines.
For more information on nShield Edge, please visit the Thales product page.