ZapNote: nCipher

Due to XML’s human readable nature, XML and Web Services are particularly vulnerable to security compromises. As a result, any XML message, including SOAP messages, must be enhanced with security features including encryption, digital signatures, authentication mechanisms, and privacy controls. However, organizations face many performance and efficiency issues to properly implement SSL and PKI, which are critical elements to XML and Web Services security

nCipher provides hardware security modules (HSMs) that deliver high performance cryptographic offload and secure key management used for SSL, PKI and custom software applications. nCipher’s FIPS 140 Level 3 certified products provide robust security and acceleration, while also delivering a highly scalable key management solution.

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