Solution Brief

Enhanced security, speed and compliance for Axway Validation Authority Server

nCipher nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) protect cryptographic keys for the Axway VA Server, accelerate operations, and achieve compliance with FIPS and Common Criteria.

Axway VA Server uses encryption and digital signatures to prove the authenticity of its responses to the clients and ensure the confidentiality of the requests. These operations rely on the security of their cryptographic keys. nCipher nShield HSMs integrate with Axway VA Server to protect keys, accelerate these operations, and add FIPS compliant key management. nShield HSMs:

  • Protect the OCSP, SCVP response signing and SSL keys for the Axway VA Server
  • Improve server performance when there are high volume requests to validate certificates.
  • Facilitate compliance with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 and Common Criteria EAL 4+