5 Reasons to Use an Entrust nShield Hardware Security Module
DATA BREACHES ARE INCREASING
There were 1,862 reported data breaches in 2021 – 68% more than 2020’s total of 1,108 – and the highest total ever, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s 2021 Data Breach Report. The report also found that ransomware-related data breaches doubled in each of the last two years.
Entrust nShield hardware security modules can help protect against data breaches through strong encryption, key management, secure key storage, digital signing, and granular access control.
A RISE IN DATA BREACHES
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE IS COMPULSORY
New privacy and data security regulations are being enforced by regulatory authorities around the world and companies are facing increased responsibility, accountability, and heavier fines. Entrust nShield HSMs help to ensure you are using best practices.
CRYPTO KEYS ARE EASY TO FIND IN SOFTWARE
Since cryptographic keys have distinctive footprints that are naturally more random than other types of data, anyone with access to a network and some simple programs can scan the virtual memory of disks in a server to find the tell-tale footprint of software-based keys and decrypt the data.
Entrust nShield HSMs, whether on-prem or in the cloud, prevent this approach by keeping crypto keys secure in the tamper-resistant hardware – not in network drives or virtual memory.
HSMs PROVIDE A ROOT OF TRUST
Using a tamper-resistant, FIPS-certified nShield HSM as your trusted platform for generating cryptographic keys and protecting them during use and at rest helps make you resistant to attack from bad actors and employee mistakes.
nSHIELD HSMs PROTECT A GROWING ECOSYSTEM
nShield HSMs integrate with more than 100 leading technology and security solution providers, delivering value and enhanced security to end customers by hardening partner solutions with certified, hardware-based cryptography.
Entrust nShield HSMs are among the highest-performing, most secure, and easy-to-integrate HSM solutions, facilitating regulatory compliance and delivering the highest levels of data and application security for enterprise, financial, and government organizations. nShield HSMs are FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria certified, and provide strong, granular controls over access and usage of keys with our unique nShield Security World key management architecture.