Thales nShield Edge

ICT Security & Thales nShield Edge Solutions

nShield Edge, part of the nCipher product line, is a portable hardware security module for use in root certification authorities (CAs) and registration authorities (RAs), code signing, and remote HSM operations. It combines a full-featured HSM with a smart card reader in one device, offering secure backup and dual control access of an organization’s high-value keys with low transaction volumes. Its USB connectivity makes it especially suitable for use with laptops and virtual machines.

nShield Edge combines a full-featured hardware security module with a smart card reader in one device, offering secure backup and dual control access of an organization’s valuable keys. About the size of a double CD case, it connects to the USB port of the host machine without requiring an additional power supply. nShield Edge is fully compatible with other HSMs of the nCipher product line, including nShield Solo (PCI/PCIe) and nShield Connect.

The security boundary of nShield Edge is validated for FIPS 140-2 Level 3.

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