nShield Connect

nShield Connect: Features

nCipher Benefits


nShield Connect HSMs integrate with the unique Security World architecture from nCipher. You can build and customise a unified ecosystem that delivers scalability, load balancing and seamless failover by combining different nShield HSM appliance models which utilise proven HSMs encryption technology.

nShield Connect HSMs support some of the highest cryptographic transaction rates in the industry, making them ideal for enterprise, retail, IoT and other environments where throughput is critical. The nShield Connect XC offers our highest transaction performance rates.

nShield Connect HSMs provide a secure environment for running sensitive applications, as well as protecting sensitive keys and data. The CodeSafe option lets you execute code within nShield boundaries, protecting your applications and the data they process.

nCipher Specs


nCipher eSecurity has earned a broad set of certifications for nShield products. These certifications help users to demonstrate compliance while also giving assurance that all nShield HSMs meet stringent industry standards.

nShield HSMs boast high elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) and RSA transaction rates. ECC, one of the most efficient cryptographic algorithms, is particularly favoured where low power consumption is crucial, such as applications running on small sensors or mobile devices.

Supported APIs:
PKCS#11, OpenSSL, Java (JCE), Microsoft CAPI and CNG

nCipher Options

Options & Accessories

To meet the performance needs of your application, we can provide a variety of nShield Connect models. You can select among the various performance models, and can also purchase in-field upgrades from lower performance models to higher models.

The Web Services Option Pack enables the nShield Web Services Crypto API, which provides a simple interface between applications and nShield crypto services. The API gives cloud, data center or on-premises applications access to nShield data protection solutions without the need for client-side integration.

The nShield Monitor is a monitoring platform that provides 24/7 visibility into the status of payShield and nShield HSMs. With this solution, security teams can efficiently inspect HSMs and find out immediately if any potential security, configuration or utilisation issue may compromise their mission-critical infrastructure. For more information about the available options and accessories contact SSL247® to find out which features can be tailored to suit your organisation's requirements.


Product Information

nShield Connect HSMs are certified hardware security appliances that deliver cryptographic services to a variety of applications across the network. These HSM appliances are hardened, tamper-resistant platforms that perform such functions as encryption, digital signing, and key generation and protection. With their comprehensive capabilities, these HSMs can support an extensive range of applications, including certificate authorities, code signing and more. The nShield Connect HSM series include nShield Connect+ and the new, high-performance nShield Connect XC, which offers superior asymmetric and symmetric performance and best-in-class elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) transaction rates.

Remote Configuration

The latest nShield Connect XC models offer an optional serial port that allows enterprises to eliminate costly repeat trips to the data center. Remote Configuration capabilities afforded by this feature include:

  • Initiating and changing an HSM’s network settings, e.g. IP address
  • Supporting provider/tenant deployment models where the HSM can be easily configured by the provider before passing control of the HSM to a tenant. Separation of roles ensures the cryptographic key material is not exposed to the provider.
  • Purging key material and decommissioning the HSM at the end of a usage cycle in preparation for its next deployment
Technicians simply need to rack and cable the nShield HSM and connect a serial concentrator in the data center to prepare the nShield Connect XC for full remote configuration and administration. This reduces the need for trained resources in the data center and provides customers more efficiency and control over HSMs.

Why choose SSL247® as your service provider?

Our accumulated portfolio of awards and accreditatuions mean our trusted consultants are the leading web security experts in Europe who have satisfied numerous high profiled clients over the years. By choosing SSL247® as your HSMs providing specialist, your organization will gain the same comprehensive level of support we’ve become renowned for as well as privileged access to exclusive market leading benefits including:

  • Bespoke and impartial consultations
  • 10+ years of multi-award winning experience and expertise
  • Accredited consultants
  • Multi-lingual support
  • Dedicated account managers
  • FREE security assessment to ensure your online business continuity is secured

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