The nShield Issuance Hardware Security Module (HSM) is FIPS 140-2 Level 3- certified hardware designed to deliver cryptographic services enabling Entrust Datacard's secure issuance software. These tamper-resistant HSMs perform vital functions for financial and identification issuance, including EMV data preparation, key generation and data protection.
The nShield Issuance HSM uses the nCipher Security World architecture, which is closely integrated with Datacard® Adaptive Issuance™ Key Manager Software, ensuring seamless failover and load balancing for maximum program availability.
High Transaction Rates
The nShield Issuance HSM supports high transaction rates, making it ideal for instant issuance (banks and credit unions) as well as central issuance (card bureaus, banks and other payment card issuers) where throughput and uptime are critical.
Remote Administration Capabilities
The nShield Issuance HSM includes the nShield Remote Administration kit, featuring nShield Trusted Verification Device to facilitate the remote presentation of smart cards for HSM administration, remote firmware updates and Security World creation. The HSM also comes with a quick-fit slide rail kit that makes installation and ongoing maintenance accessible and straightforward.
Adding the nShield Issuance HSM to the family of Entrust Datacard products creates an integrated ecosystem that delivers unparalleled security, simplicity and serviceability.
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Learn more about the nShield Issuance HSM by downloading the datasheet.
Supported Cryptographic Algorithms
Asymmetric algorithms: RSA, Diffie-Hellman, ECMQV, DSA, El-Gamal, KCDSA, ECDSA (including NIST, Brainpool & secp256k1 curves), ECDH, Edwards (Ed25519, Ed25519ph)
Symmetric algorithms: AES, Arcfour, ARIA, Camellia, CAST, DES, MD5 HMAC, RIPEMD160 HMAC, SEED, SHA-1 HMAC, SHA-224, HMAC, SHA-256 HMAC, SHA384 HMAC, SHA-512 HMAC, Tiger HMAC, Triple DES
Hash/message digest: MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2 (224, 256, 384, 512 bit), HAS-160, RIPEMD160
Supported Issuer EMV Certificates
Safety and Environmental Standards Compliance
Management and Monitoring