All things considered, anything protected by encryption or digital signatures can be protected even further with an HSM. The use cases range from PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) to encryption of web servers. As a certified reseller, Verisec International offers the highest regarded encryption products from arguably the most trusted vendors in the field – nCipher and Thales.
GENERAL PURPOSE HSMs
General purpose HSMs enable companies to add hardware security to critical applications such as PKIs, databases and web- and application servers. The use of standardized cryptographic interfaces makes either vendor’s general purpose HSM ranges easy to integrate with Microsoft Certificate Services (PKI), Entrust Authority Security Manager, RSA Certificate Manager, Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, and several other applications.
nCIPHER GENERAL PURPOSE HSMs
nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) provide a hardened, tamper-resistant environment for secure cryptographic processing, key generation and protection, encryption, HSM key management and more. nShield hardware security modules are available in three FIPS 140-2 certified form factors, nShield HSMs support a variety of deployment scenarios.
nCipher HSMs are available in multiple form factors such as network, PCI Express and USB depending on needs and requirements.
For more information regarding the nCipher HSMs, visit nCiphers website.
nCipher now part of Entrust
As of April 2019 nCipher is part of Entrust. Read more in the link below.
Connect and Solo end of sales
Thales has announced the end of sales and support for previous generation nShield Solo & Connect (non+) models. End of Sales was December 31st, 2015 and end of support December 31st, 2018. For more information regarding the Eos plans, please click on the link below.
THALES GENERAL PURPOSE HSMs
Thales is a leading provider of general purpose hardware security modules (HSMs) worldwide.The Thales Luna HSM product family represents one the highest-performing, most secure, and easiest-to-integrate HSM solution available on the market today.
Luna HSMs are purposefully designed to provide a balance of security, high performance, and usability that makes them an ideal choice for enterprise, financial, and government organizations.
Luna HSM are available in multiple form factors such as network, PCI Express and USB depending on needs and requirements.
For further information regarding Thales general purpose HSMs, visit Thales website.
SECURE PAYMENTS AND TRANSACTIONS
Thales HSMs have long been a standard within the payment industry, and with more than 25 years of experience the company has reached a market leading position. The numbers speak for themselves: Thales payShield HSMs protect 80 percent of all card transactions in the world.
payShield 10K is an HSM designed to meet the needs and requirements of the payment industry. It’s the fifth generation of payment HSMs from Thales eSecurity and replaces the now end of sales payShield 9000. It performs tasks such as PIN protection and validation, transaction processing, key management and payment card issuance – capable of handling both chip cards (EMVs) and magnetic stripe cards. It delivers high assurance protection for ATMs, POS terminals and credit card transactions, while providing operational ease.
payShield 10K also supports the growth in global transaction volumes with a range of cryptographic performance options, including the highest performance figures in the industry – processing up to 2 500 calculations per second (CPS).
For more information on payShield 10K, please visit the Thales product page.
Thales announces product End of Life notice for payShield 9000
The last time to buy on hardware is 30th June 2020 and the end-of-life for support will be 31st December 2022.
No new orders for payShield 9000 hardware will be accepted after 30th June 2020
No new orders for payShield 9000 software customization services will be accepted after 31st December 2021
Accessories, spares and upgrades (packages/optional licenses/performance) can still be ordered until 31st December 2022
Please remember that support on payShield 9000 V2.x software expires on 31st December 2020 (as advised in an October 2017 notice) – migration to V3.x software should be completed before this date
Bug fixes and hardware repairs on base and custom payShield 9000 installations available until 31st December 2022 (subject to a valid maintenance support contract being in place)
Product end-of-life for support purposes on 31st December 2022 for payShield 9000
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