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nShield Connect 

nShield Connect HSMs are FIPS-certified appliances that deliver cryptographic services to applications across the network. These tamper-resistant platforms perform such functions as encryption, digital signing and key generation and protection over an extensive range of applications, including certificate authorities, code signing, custom software and more.


Note: Various hardware extensions and accessories available and priced on request.



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nShield Connect HSMs are certified hardware security appliances that deliver cryptographic services to a variety of applications across the network.

Offering a highly flexible architecture nCipher’s unique Security World architecture lets you combine nShield HSM models to build a mixed estate that delivers flexible scalability and seamless failover and load balancing. Process more data faster with nShield Connect HSMs supporting high transaction rates, making them ideal for enterprise, retail, IoT and other environments where throughput is critical. Protect you proprietary applications with the CodeSafe option for a secure environment for running sensitive applications within nShield boundaries.

The nShield Connect HSM appliance 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.

£2,500.00 for item(s)

Additional information

Weight 15.9 kg
Dimensions 73.6 × 48.2 × 4.5 cm

500+ 2048 bit RSA 150
4096 bit RSA 80
256 bit ECC 540

up to

XC 2048 bit RSA 8600
4096 bit RSA 2025
256 bit ECC 14000

Security compliance

FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Level 3 certified
IPv6 certified and USGv6 Ready compliant
Connect+: Common Criteria EAL4+ (AVA_VAN.5) certified
Connect+ recognized as a Qualified Signature Creation Device
Connect XC: BSI AIS 20/31 compliant

Application programming interfaces (APIs)

PKCS#11, OpenSSL, Java (JCE), Microsoft CAPI and CNG, nCore, nShield Web Services Crypto API

Host connectivity

Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports (two network segments)

Safety and environmental standards compliance


High availability

All solid-state storage
Field serviceable components, dual hot-swap power supplies

Management and monitoring

nShield Remote Configuration (available on Serial Consoleconfigured Connect XC models)
nShield Remote Administration (purchased separately)
nShield Monitor (purchased separately) Secure audit logging
Syslog diagnostics support and Windows performance monitoring
SNMP monitoring agent

Supported operating systems

Microsoft Windows 7 x64, 10 x64; Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, 2012 R2 x64, 2016 x64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 6 x64, 6 x86, 7 x64; SUSE Enterprise Linux 11 x64 SP2, 12 x64
Oracle Solaris 11 (SPARC), Oracle Solaris 11 x64
IBM AIX 7.1 (POWER6, POWER8), HP-UX 11i v3
Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.8 x64 and 7.1 x64

Supported cryptographic algorithms

Asymmetric algorithms: RSA, Diffie-Hellman, ECMQV, DSA, ElGamal, KCDSA, ECDSA, ECDH, Edwards (X25519, Ed25519ph)
Symmetric algorithms: AES, Arcfour, ARIA, Camellia, CAST, DES, MD5 HMAC, RIPEMD160 HMAC, SEED, SHA-1 HMAC, SHA-224 HMAC, SHA-256 HMAC, SHA-384 HMAC, SHA-512 HMAC, Tiger HMAC, Triple DES
Hash/message digest: MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2 (224, 256, 384, 512 bit), HAS-160, RIPEMD160
Full Suite B implementation with fully licensed ECC, including Brainpool and custom curves


500+, XC Base, 1500+, 6000+, XC Mid, XC High


3 Yr, 5 Yr

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