Thales delivers high assurance and trust across business critical applications with next generation Hardware Security Modules (HSMs)

nShield XC delivers high speed crypto and unique custom application protection for advanced cloud, mobile and IoT applications

Feb 09, 2016, 08:12 ET from Thales

PLANTATION, Fla., Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Thales, leader in critical information systems and cybersecurity, announces nShield XC, its next generation hardware security module (HSM) for application security. With accelerated crypto performance, best-in-class Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) and unique CodeSafe application protection, nShield XC meets the increasing demands of customers as they deploy certified crypto to protect their data and applications.

News facts:

Proven support for high volume Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and public cloud computing: Efficient crypto processing is essential in high volume crypto transaction environments. nShield XC builds on the legacy of previous models to support demanding credential issuance environments such as high tech device manufacturing and the public cloud.

Network-grade SSL/TLS: Performance is a constant concern in the networking world as is the need for seamless security. nShield XC brings turbo speed crypto processing for already proven integrations with Application Delivery Controller partners including Citrix and F5 Networks.

Unique custom application HSM hosting: nShield XC expands Thales's unique CodeSafe feature, allowing customers to run larger and more powerful applications within the secure boundary of the HSM, helping them safeguard their most sensitive custom applications and the data they handle. Thales customers have used CodeSafe for a wide variety of use cases, including streaming media protection, digital currency, and implementation of custom cryptographic algorithms.

Cindy Provin, president Thales e-Security Inc., says:
As organizations deploy more cryptography, in more places, they need to be sure that their cryptographic resources can handle the demands and don't create bottlenecks. The nShield XC offers higher performance to support high volumes of cryptographic transactions providing the trust that protects the cryptographic infrastructure. As organizations, leverage big data or cloud services and implement public key infrastructure in support of the internet of things, trust and control are of paramount importance and need to be delivered on a large scale. We are very pleased to be launching the nShield XC in response to the increasing requirements of our customers."

David Monahan, senior analyst, Enterprise Management Associates, says:
"Companies need hardened security solutions that deliver a strong root of trust as the foundation for enterprise class data protection in their security and risk management programs. These solutions must meet operational demands in maintaining remote management, high levels of performance and reliability, and address critical needs such as key management at scale, across multiple data centers and cloud providers. With the continued explosion of sensitive data across connected devices, organizations failing to do so will fall behind and may ultimately fail."

Marissa Schmidt, director of product management, NetScaler at Citrix, says:
"The integration of Citrix NetScaler with Thales nShield provides our mutual customers with technology to enhance security while offering a secure and cost-effective solution for SSL key management. Citrix customers increasingly demand high performance solutions that provide robust levels of protection for cryptographic keys. We welcome Thales's next generation nShield XC to continue to meet these needs."

Jon Kuhn, Senior Director, Product Management, F5, says:
"F5 and Thales customers are demanding high-performance solutions that provide flexibility as they redesign their environments to neutralize evolving threats around SSL/TLS—whether that means providing support for the newest ciphers, enhancing key management, or improving IPS and DLP service scalability. With the companies' long-time partnership, joint customers are well positioned to take advantage of the new nShield XC platform to address increasingly sophisticated security demands."

For further information on the nShield XC product family:

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About Thales e-Security
Thales e-Security is a leading global provider of trusted cryptographic solutions with a 40-year track record of protecting the world's most sensitive applications and information. Thales solutions enhance privacy, trusted identities, and secure payments with certified, high performance encryption and digital signature technology for customers in a wide range markets including financial services, high technology, manufacturing, and government.  Thales e-Security has a worldwide support capability, with regional headquarters in the United States, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong.  

About Thales
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 61,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €13 billion in 2014. With over 20,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

Positioned as a value-added systems integrator, equipment supplier and service provider, Thales is one of the world's leading players in the security market. The Group's security teams work with government agencies, local authorities and enterprise customers to develop and deploy integrated, resilient solutions to protect citizens, sensitive data and critical infrastructure.

Drawing on its strong cryptographic capabilities, Thales is one of the world leaders in cybersecurity products and solutions for critical state and military infrastructures, satellite networks and industrial and financial companies. With a presence throughout the entire security chain, Thales offers a comprehensive range of services and solutions ranging from security consulting, intrusion detection and architecture design to system certification, development and through-life management of products and services, and security supervision with Security Operation Centres in France, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.

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