Understanding the new requirements and the need
for hardware security modules

The European Union's Electronic Identification and Trust Services (eIDAS) Regulation was developed to help establish a single European market for secure electronic commerce. For organisations that handle online transactions with European citizens, the Regulation will present significant opportunities, but it will also create new requirements. nCipher nShield hardware security modules play a vital role in helping to secure eIDAS-compliant solutions.

nCipher hardware security modules (HSMs) serve as root of trust

nCipher is a leading provider of HSMs. nCipher nShield HSMs serve as the root of trust for cryptographic data protection systems by providing a tamper-resistant environment for generating and managing encryption and signing keys and for running sensitive code.

nCipher nShield HSMs comply with eIDAS standards

To help our customers comply with increasingly rigorous requirements, nCipher has earned Common Criteria (CC) EAL4+ (AVA_VAN.5) certification which recognizes nShield HSMs as Secure Signature Creation Devices (SSCDs).

HSMs with this certification and SSCD recognition are compliant with the EU's eIDAS regulations* - Electronic Identity, Authentication, and Signature - designed to ensure that digital signatures, time stamps, and other transactional data comply with cross-border standards.

What does this certification mean to nCipher' partners and customers?

Service providers who issue digital certificates, time stamps, or digital signatures can use nShield HSMs as a part of eIDAS compliant solutions. Customers using these solutions are compliant with these important standards.

How is nCipher serving the eIDAS community? nCipher is - 

  • Integrating nCipher HSMs with key partner applications
  • Helping enterprises implement solutions through comprehensive consulting services
  • Playing a consultative role in developing EU trust standards
* Article 51, Transitional Measures

nCipher eIDAS Community Overview

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