nShield Solo

nShield Solo: Features

nCipher Benefits


All nShield HSMs integrate with the unique Security World architecture from nCipher. With this proven technology, you can combine different nShield HSMs models to build a unified ecosystem that delivers scalability, seamless failover and load balancing.

nShield Solo 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 Solo XC offers the highest transaction performance rates and features host-side virtualisation support.

nShield 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.

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.

  • FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Level 3
  • Common Criteria EAL4+ (AVA_VAN.5) for nShield Solo+ models
  • Recognition of nShield Solo+ as a Qualified Signature Creation Device (QSCD)

Safety and environmental standards compliance:

  • UL, CE, FCC, C-TICK, Canada ICES
  • RoHS2, WEEE

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

nCipher Options

Options & Accessories

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

Databases often contain an organization's most sensitive data. To help customers protect their data, major database vendors have implemented native encryption in their products. The nShield Database Security Option Pack adds support for Microsoft’s Extensible Key Management (EKM) API, helping organisations to better protect the keys that safeguard sensitive data in Microsoft SQL Server.

CodeSafe is a powerful, secure environment that lets you execute applications within the secure boundaries of nShield HSMs. Sample applications include digital metres, authentication agents, digital signature agents and custom encryption processes. CodeSafe is available with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified nShield Solo and nShield Connect HSMs.


Product Information

nShield Solo HSMs are low-profile, embedded PCI-Express cards that provide cryptographic services to one or more applications hosted on a single server or appliance. These hardened, tamper-resistant cards perform encryption, digital signing and key generation on behalf of an extensive range of commercial and custom-built applications, including certificate authorities, code signing and more. The nShield Solo series includes nShield Solo+ and the new high-performance nShield Solo XC, which offers superior asymmetric and symmetric performance and best-in-class elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) transaction rates.

Additional Information

The latest nShield Solo offers a variety of features that can be set up to deliver cryptographic key services to severs. This includes:

  • Maximising performance and availability with cryptographic transactions and flexible scaling
  • Supporting a wide variety of applications such as code signing, certificate authorities, etc.
  • Protection of applications with CodeSafe by connecting you with nShield's secure execution environment
  • Reducing costs and travel through Remote Administration
nShield Solo HSMs support high transaction rates, making them ideal for enterprise, retail, IoT and other environments where throughput is critical. The nShield Solo series includes nShield Solo+ and the new, high-performance nShield Solo XC.

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