Thales Hardware Secure Module (HSM)

What Is a Hardware Security Module?

A hardware security module (HSM) is a proprietary crypto processor specifically designed to protect the crypto key lifecycle.

Hardware security modules act as security maintenance and maintainers, protecting the cryptographic infrastructure of some of the world’s most security-conscious organizations by securely managing, processing and storing cryptographic keys in a hardened, tamper-proof device.

Why Do We Use Hardware Security Modules?

Companies purchase hardware security modules to protect transactions, identities, and applications because HMSs are solutions that specialize in securing cryptographic keys and providing encryption, decryption, authentication, and digital signature services for many applications.

What Makes Thales the Best HSM Supplier?

It is possible to provide the following benefits with Thales Hardware Security Hardware:

It loads cryptographic operations onto a dedicated cryptographic processor that eliminates bottlenecks and maximizes application performance, thereby accelerating them.

Centralize management of the lifecycle (creation, distribution, rotation, storage, termination, and archiving) of cryptographic keys with a highly secure, purpose-built device

Paper-to-digital initiatives, PCI DSS, digital signatures,

DNSSEC provides hardware key storage, transactional acceleration, certificate signing, code or document signing, batch key generation, data encryption, etc. Increase the profitability of your transactions and ensure compliance with them.

Keys In Hardware

Our portfolio of Thales Hardware Security Modules (HSM) facilitates the Keys in Hardware approach by providing a highly secure key vault to protect your most sensitive cryptographic keys. With the understanding of keys in hardware, applications communicate with a client via keys stored in the hardware security module, but the keys never leave the HSM.

Common Architecture (Thales Network, PCIe and USB HSM only)

Thales General Purpose HSMs utilize a common architecture where the supported client, APIs, algorithms and authentication methods are similar across the entire General Purpose HSM product line. This eliminates the need to develop applications around a particular HSM and provides the flexibility to migrate switches from one form factor to another.

High performance

Thales hardware security modules offer best-in-class performance for many algorithms, including ECC, RSA, and symmetric operations.

Cloud Path

Thales Network HSMs provide tremendous flexibility as they enable customers to move switches in and out of the cloud environment, supporting many deployment scenarios from on-premises data centers to private, hybrid, public and multi-cloud environments.

Broad Integration Ecosystem

Thales HSMs benefit from one of the largest ecosystems available in the market, and they can be used for big data, code signing, TLS, web servers, application servers, databases, etc. Integrates with over 400 of the most frequently used enterprise applications for


Thales is a leading global provider of data protection. Global companies and government agencies operating in the Fortune 500 are turning to Thales’ SafeNet Identity and Data Protection solutions to protect and protect the world’s most valuable data assets and intellectual property.

Our data-centric approach focuses on protecting high-value information throughout its lifecycle, from the data center to the cloud. More than 25,000 customers in business and government organizations rely on SafeNet solutions to protect and control access to sensitive data, manage risk, ensure compliance, and secure their virtual and cloud environments.


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