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NITROX® HSM Adapters

NITROX® HSM Adapters

Liquid Security


The NITROX XL FIPS Adapter family is the world's most flexible, highest performing and secure FIPS 140-2 level 2 and 3 certified Hardware Security Module (HSM) solution. This Adapter family consists of half height / half length Gen 2.0 x8 PCIe adapters that can provide solution from few hundred RSA ops/sec to 35,000 RSA ops/sec for 2048b key. Additionally, some members of this Family supports multiple partitioned HSMs in a single physical HSM Adapter thereby providing the most flexible solution for multi-tenant/multi-domain cloud infrastructure.

With support for KVM, Xen, Linux, FreeBSD and other Operating Systems, NITROX XL FIPS adapter is a perfect embedded HSM solution for servers and appliances such as Web Servers, L4+ Switches, Load Balancers, Networking / Server Appliances, Unified Threat Management Appliances, Remote Access Servers, Public Key Infrastructure and Database Servers. NITROX XL FIPS adapter family supports crypto APIs such as OpenSSL, PKCS#11, JCA and Microsoft CNG thus enabling multiple applications such as PKI Key generation, DNSSEC, Database and File encryption and SSL & TLS.

Product Information

Please contact Cavium Support Team to understand if LiquidSecurity HSM Adapters or NITROX HSM Adapters are a better fit for your use case

Device System Interface Isolated Partition Support Performance Dimensions
Max RSA Ops / sec SSL Record Throughput
CNN3560-NFBE-G PCIe Gen2.0 x8 Yes 35K (2048b) 10 Gb/s 2.1" x 6.6"
CNN3530-NFBE-G PCIe Gen2.0 x8 Yes 18K (2048b) 7 Gb/s 2.1" x 6.6"
CNN3510-NFBE-G PCIe Gen2.0 x8 Yes 13K (2048b) 4 Gb/s 2.1" x 6.6"
CN1620-NFBE3-3.0-FW2.2-G PCIe Gen2.0 x4 No 9K (2048b) 5 Gb/s 2.1" x 6.6"
CN1620-NFBE1-3.0-FW2.2-G PCIe Gen2.0 x4 No 3K (2048b) 1.5 Gb/s 2.1" x 6.6"
CN1610-NFBE1-3.0-FW2.2-G PCIe Gen2.0 x4 No 1.5K (2048b) 750 Mb/s 2.1" x 6.6"
Product Literature
NITROX-XL CN16XX NFBE HSM Adapter Product Brief

NITROX XL CN16XX NFBE HSM Adapter family is the world's fastest FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Level 3 certied Hardware Security Module (HSM) with PCI-Express Gen 2.0 interface.

NITROX-XL CNN35XX NFBE HSM Adapter Product Brief

NITROX® XL CNN35XX NFBE HSM Adapter family is a FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Level 3 certied Hardware Security Module(HSM) solution with the world's highest performance and key storage capacity.

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