Solution Brief

A10 and Thales Strengthen the Security of Application Delivery Platforms

With the A10 Thunder and nCipher nShield HSMs, customers enjoy high availability, accelerated performance, and robust security, complying with FIPS 140-2 Level 3. SSL/TLS keys handled outside the cryptographic boundary of a certified HSM tend to be more vulnerable to attacks, which could result in a disclosure of confidential information. HSMs are the only proven and auditable way to secure valuable cryptographic material such as SSL/TLS keys. HSMs enable organizations to:

  • Secure keys and certificates within carefully designed cryptographic boundaries that use robust access control mechanisms, so keys are only used for their authorized purpose
  • Ensure availability by using sophisticated key management, storage and redundancy features to guarantee keys are always accessible when needed
  • Deliver high performance to support increasing transaction rates