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Thales nShield Connect

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nShield Connect is a high performance, network-attached HSM for high-availability web server and data center environments.

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Compatible with

  • NetScaler 10.0 MPX
  • NetScaler 10.0 SDX
  • NetScaler 10.0 VPX
  • NetScaler 10.1 MPX
  • NetScaler 10.1 SDX
  • NetScaler 10.1 VPX
  • NetScaler 10.5 MPX
  • NetScaler 10.5 SDX
  • NetScaler 10.5 VPX
  • NetScaler 11.0 MPX
  • NetScaler 11.0 SDX
  • NetScaler 11.0 VPX
  • NetScaler 11.1 MPX
  • NetScaler 11.1 SDX
  • NetScaler 11.1 VPX
  • NetScaler 12.0 MPX
  • NetScaler 12.0 SDX
  • NetScaler 12.0 VPX
  • NetScaler 12.1 MPX
  • NetScaler 12.1 SDX
  • NetScaler 12.1 VPX
  • NetScaler Gateway 10.0
  • NetScaler Gateway 10.1
  • NetScaler Gateway 10.5
  • NetScaler Gateway 11.0
  • NetScaler Gateway 11.1
  • NetScaler Gateway 12.0
  • NetScaler Gateway 12.1


  • Citrix ADC (NetScaler ADC)
  • Citrix Gateway (NetScaler Gateway)

Product Details

Thales and Citrix optimize SSL traffic and securely manage critical keys within a FIPS-certified appliance. Thales nShield Connect network-attached hardware security modules deliver cryptographic services as a shared resource for distributed applications and virtual machines.

Together, Citrix ADC, formerly NetScaler and nShield Connect deliver optimum performance, availability, scalability and trust. Citrix ADC is equipped to handle very high volume SSL traffic and manage all terminating connections without impacting application performance. Citrix ADC protects data traffic using SSL encryption. Organizations in regulated markets such as government, healthcare, and finance that process highly sensitive data seek to enhance the security of their SSL sessions by protecting the SSL key management process.

With growing use of cloud-based, virtual, and multi-tenant services, customers want to utilize virtual and multi-tenant appliances such as Citrix ADC VPX, MPX, and SDX with enhanced SSL key management. Thales nShield manages large number of SSL keys within a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified environment. The combined Citrix and Thales solution optimizes SSL traffic and securely manages the critical cryptographic keys to minimize the exposure of sensitive data within the infrastructure.


nShield Connect is a high performance, network-attached HSM for high-availability web server and data center environments. Certified to stringent security standards, nShield Connect:

  • Stores keys for signing and issuing digital certificates in secure and tamper resistant environment.
  • Complies with regulatory requirements for public sector, financial services, and enterprises.
  • Manages administrator access with smart card-based policy and two-factor authentication.
  • Administers unattended HSMs in remote locations and eliminates need to delegate authority.