Payment HSM


Thales HSMs have long been a standard within the payment industry, and with more than 25 years of experience the company has reached a market leading position. The numbers speak for themselves: Thales HSMs protect 80 percent of all card transactions in the world.

payShield 10K

payShield 10K is an HSM designed to meet the needs and requirements of the payment industry. It’s the fifth generation of payment HSMs from Thales eSecurity and replaces the now soon to be end of sales payShield 9000. It performs tasks such as PIN protection and validation, transaction processing, key management and payment card issuance – capable of handling both chip cards (EMVs) and magnetic stripe cards. It delivers high assurance protection for ATMs, POS terminals and credit card transactions, while providing operational ease.

payShield 10K also supports the growth in global transaction volumes with a range of cryptographic performance options, including the highest performance figures in the industry – processing up to 2 500 calculations per second (CPS).

Technical specifications – brief summary:

  • Features that meet industry standards from American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa, as well as the banking industry’s security audit requirements
  • Certified to FIPS 140-2 Level 3 and available in configurations certified to PC1 HSM v1.0
  • Supports the resiliency needs of high-capacity shared infrastructures with dual power supplies
  • Multiple local main keys enable several agencies to share one and the same HSM
  • Redundant hardware with clustering support

For more information on payShield 10K, please visit the Thales product page.