Thales has introduced the nShield Connect 6000 network-attached hardware security module.

NShield Connect 6000 is a network-attached appliance that acts as a highly scalable, centralised resource for managing keys and protecting sensitive data for as many as 100 servers or virtual machines. Thales claimed that it will ensure that policies are consistently applied and operational costs are significantly reduced.

The company claimed that it is specifically designed with dual hot-swappable power supplies and field serviceable components to support the needs of high capacity shared IT infrastructures within modern data centres.

It can be deployed to support a wide range of shared security infrastructure applications such as Microsoft Certificate Services, Entrust Authority Security Manager, RSA Certificate Manager, Oracle Database and Microsoft SQL Server.

Franck Greverie, vice president, managing director for the information systems security activities of Thales, said: “As fraud, data theft and other security breaches continue to make headlines, our customers consistently tell us that they have an ever increasing need for a high performance and resilient cryptographic infrastructure.

“NShield Connect 6000 complements the market leading nCipher product line and has been designed to meet the high availability and business continuity needs of our customers.”