The nShield Edge is an entry level FIPS 140-2 certified HSM ideal for low demand cryptographic services. A cost effective HSM solution, the nShield Edge is an excellent choice for mobile environments without the bulk of fully-fledged nShield HSMs, all while maintaining a small footprint.
Ideal for low-volume transaction environments
Suits off-line key generation and development environments, while delivering complete algorithm and API support
Small, lightweight design with convenient USB interface supports a wide variety of host platforms, including laptops and other portable devices
The most economical HSM in the nShield family, nShield Edge gives you an entry-point HSM, while letting you scale your environment with other nShield models as needed
Certified hardware solutions
nCipher e-Security has earned a broad set of certifications for nShield products. These certifications help our customers to demonstrate compliance while also giving them the assurance that their nShield HSMs meet stringent industry standards.
Safety and environmental standards compliance:
Wide support for APIs, cryptographic algorithms and OSs
Supported Cryptographic Algorithms
nShield HSMs offers support for the majority of these cryptographic algorithms as part of the standard feature set. For organizations wishing to use ECC or KCSDA algorithms, optional activation licenses are needed.
The CipherTools Developer Toolkit is a set of tutorials, reference documentation, sample programs and additional libraries. With this toolkit, developers can take full advantage of the advanced integration capabilities of nShield HSMs. In addition to offering support for standard APIs, the toolkit enables you to run custom applications with nShield HSMs
The ECC activation license enables EC-DH, EC-DSA and EC-MQV to be used on an nShield HSM
With the KCDSA activation license, you can use the Korean Certificate-based Digital Signature Algorithm (KCSDA) as well as HAS-160, SEED and ARIA algorithms on an nShield HSM
FIPS certification options
The nShield Edge is available in FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Level 3 variants. A non-FIPS developer edition is also offered