nShield general purpose hardware security modules (HSMs)

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

nCipher Security’s nShield HSMs are hardened, tamper-resistant devices that protect your company’s most sensitive data. These FIPS 140-2 certified modules perform cryptographic functions such as generating, managing and storing encryption and signing keys, as well as executing sensitive functions within their protected boundaries.

A powerful addition to your security stack, nShield HSMs help you to:

  • Achieve higher levels of data security and trust
  • Meet and exceed important regulatory standards
  • Maintain high service levels and business agility

Powerful architecture

All nShield HSMs integrate with the unique Security World architecture from nCipher. 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 HSMs, 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 business critical applications and data

nShield Connect and Solo HSMs don’t just protect your sensitive keys and data; they 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 public key infrastructures (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.


Entrust is a global leader in trusted identity, payments and data protection, and acquired nCipher Security in June 2019. In Cambridge, we develop the world-leading nShield hardware security modules (HSMs), empowering security conscious organisations by delivering trust, integrity and control to their business critical information and applications.