Powerful, portable cryptographic services
The nShield Edge hardware security module (HSM) is a full-featured, portable USB HSM designed for low-volume transaction environments. It’s capable of encryption and key protection and is ideally suited for off-line key generation for certificate authorities (CAs) as well as development and Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) environments.
nShield Edge Benefits
Powerful for a Purpose
Perfect for offline key generation and development / Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) environments, with complete algorithm and API support.
Small, lightweight design and convenient USB interface supports a variety of host platforms, including portable devices.
Your entry-point into HSMs, this economical device lets you scale your environment with other nShield models.
nShield Edge USB HSMs are certified to FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Level 3.
Safety and Environmental Standards Compliance
- UL, CE, FCC, RCM, Canada ICES
- RoHS2, WEEE
- PKCS#11, OpenSSL, Java (JCE), Microsoft CAPI and CNG
Supported Cryptographic Algorithms
- Asymmetric public key algorithms: RSA, Diffie-Hellman, ECMQV, DSA, KCDSA, ECDSA, ECDH, Edwards (X25519, Ed25519ph)
- Symmetric algorithms: AES, AES-GCM, ARIA, Camellia, CAST, RIPEMD160 HMAC, SEED, Triple DES
- Hash/message digest: SHA-1, SHA-2 (224, 256, 384, 512 bit), HAS-160
- Full Suite B implementation with fully licensed ECC, including Brainpool and custom curves
- Elliptic Curve Key Agreement (ECKA) available via Java API and nCore APIs
- Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme (ECIES) available via Java API, PKCS#11 and nCore APIs
nShield HSMs offers the majority of these cryptographic algorithms as part of the standard feature set. For organizations wishing to use ECC or South Korean algorithms, optional activation licenses are needed.
Windows and Linux operating systems including distributions from RedHat and SUSE.
Options and Accessories
CipherTools Developer Toolkit
The CipherTools Developer Toolkit is a set of tutorials, reference documentation, sample programs and additional libraries. With this toolkit which is included with our standard nShield Security World Software, developers can take full advantage of the advanced integration capabilities of nShield HSMs. In addition to offering support for standard APIs, the toolkit enables you to run custom applications with nShield HSMs.
Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) Activation
The ECC activation license enables EC-DH, EC-DSA and EC-MQV to be used on an nShield HSMs.
With the KCDSA activation license, you can use the Korean Certificate-based Digital Signature Algorithm (KCSDA) as well as HAS-160, SEED and ARIA algorithms on an nShield HSMs.
FIPS Certification Options
The nShield Edge is available in FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Level 3 variants. A non-FIPS developer edition is also offered.
What our customers are saying...
We have a long history together and we’re extremely comfortable continuing to rely on nCipher solutions for the core of our business. We have used nCipher HSMs for five years and they have always been exceptionally reliable. We’ve layered a lot of code on top of the HSM; it delivers the performance we need and has proven to be a rock-solid foundation.
As a global payment solutions and commerce enablement leader, Verifone’s strategy is to develop and deploy “best in class” payment solutions and services that meet or exceed global security standards and help our clients securely accept electronic payments across all channels of commerce. We selected nCipher* HSMs to provide robust security, unmatched performance, and superior scalability across our payment security platforms…
nCipher Security’s* nShield sales team provide excellent local and remote support during this evaluation period and was invaluable to the process. The excellent depth, breatdth, and quality of the product documentation gave us confidence that the solution was well though-out and supported.
nCipher* provided the expertise needed to design and implement a tailored, secure VoIP solution.