Federal government agencies and their partners protect sensitive information with Entrust nShield HSM security solutions

U.S. Federal agencies face complex data protection challenges from cybercriminals, state actors and malicious insiders who seek to expose sensitive records found in agency databases, both on-premises and in the cloud.

Entrust nShield® HSMs and our nFinity technology partners offer proven data protection solutions that enable Federal agencies to align with NIST 800-53, FedRAMP, DHS CDM, NSA CSfC Key Management, as well as other security frameworks and programs. All our nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) are FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified. Download our Certifications Reference Document for the latest details.

Entrust nShield HSMs are available to the U.S. Federal market through Carahsoft. Visit our Carahsoft vendor page to learn more.

Entrust nShield HSM Partner Integrations

Select from the ­­logos below to learn how our nShield HSMs integrate with solutions from leading technology partners serving the Federal community.

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    Insider Threats

    Attacks from insiders can not only severely cripple the ability of federal agencies to achieve their objectives, but can also have a chilling effect on federal professional and administrative careers.

    Alignment with Government Compliance Mandates

    As cybersecurity threats have proliferated and computer technology has advanced, government data security compliance has become increasingly complex. Compliance mandates and frameworks such as FISMA, NIST 800-53, FIPS 140-2, and Common Criteria call for the use of encryption with strong key protection, and need to be part of any government data security solution. And with data increasingly moving to the cloud, government agencies need to comply with FedRAMP. Finally, depending on the government agency, HIPAA-HITECH and PCI DSS may also be important.


    Strong Key Management

    Entrust nShield Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) are FIPS-certified, tamper-resistant devices that help protect federal agencies’ most sensitive data by securely generating, managing and storing encryption and signing keys.

    Secure Execution Environment

    In addition to protecting your sensitive keys, Entrust nShield HSMs also provide a secure environment for running proprietary applications. The CodeSafe option lets you develop and execute code within Entrust nShield HSMs’ FIPS 140-2 Level 3 boundaries, safeguarding your applications from potential attacks.


    Solution brief: NSA CSfC Key Management

    The NSA CSfC Key Management (KM) Requirements Annex specifies the use of approved algorithms and certificates to ensure the security of classified data in transit. Download this solution brief to learn how Entrust nShield HSMs help US government agencies meet the HSM requirements defined by the Key Management (KM) Capability Package.

    Brochure: Entrust nShield HSMs Brochure

    Entrust nShield 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, Entrust nShield HSMs support a variety of deployment scenarios.

    Brochure: Entrust nShield HSM Professional Services

    The Entrust nShield HSM professional services team offers unmatched expertise in architecting and implementing crypto applications for the world’s most security-conscious organizations. Download the catalog to learn how our team can help design and deploy the right solution for your unique environment.

    Datasheet: Code Signing Gateway

    The Code Signing Gateway Service provides a range of flexible and centralized workflow automation functions that helps organizations successfully meet secure code signing requirements. The Code Signing Gateway is a customer hosted server that runs an Entrust nShield code signing application and is complemented by onsite installation and training delivered by Entrust nShield HSM professional services.

    Solution brief: Code Signing

    In addition to enhanced code signing key security, the Entrust nShield HSMs’ Code Signing solution offers a flexible range of automation capabilities for code signing approval processes as well as for centralized cryptographic key management. The Entrust nShield HSM Code Signing solution is unique in that it not only provides a high assurance method to protect private code signing keys in certified secure hardware, but also offers a flexible range of capabilities to simplify and automate the code signing request/approval workflow for organizations with more complex environments.

    Solution brief: Bring Your Own Key | Hold Your Own Key

    Entrust nShield HSMs provides the mechanisms that let you use your nShield HSMs to generate keys, secure long-term storage, and export your keys into the cloud, whether you’re using Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Microsoft Azure. Download the solution brief to learn more.

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