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Maximize application security

The CodeSafe software developer toolkit provides the capability to create and execute sensitive applications within the protected perimeter of a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified nShield hardware security module (HSM).

Beyond Security

CodeSafe Benefits

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Security-sensitive Apps Protection

CodeSafe can be used to execute any type of application within the tamper-resistant nShield HSM.

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Attack and Malware Defense

Because sensitive applications execute within the HSM’s secure boundary, they are safeguarded from internal and external threats.

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Strong Access Control

CodeSafe creates a strong binding between cryptographic processes and the keys they use.

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Entrust nShield Post-Quantum Cryptography SDK

  • Leverages CodeSafe developer toolkit
  • Use NIST’s quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms identified for standardization within the FIPS Level 3 certified boundary of nShield HSMs
  • Evolve your organization with emerging PQ standards and align crypto security requirements with organizational post-quantum strategy
  • Integrate with Entrust’s composite digital certificates to create quantum-resistant, long-life digital certificates

Tech Specs

CodeSafe encompasses two components: a developer toolkit to compile applications and prepare them to be imported into the HSMs, and a run time environment that protects the application when in use. CodeSafe not only carves out a segregated and protected space for security-sensitive applications to be executed, but it also creates a strong binding between the cryptographic processes and the keys they use.

nShield HSM Compatibility

CodeSafe is available with all FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified nShield Solo PCIe and network-attached nShield Connect HSMs.

Operating System Support

CodeSafe development supported on Windows and RHEL Operating Systems

  • Deployment also supported on AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris platforms

HSM Development Environment

CodeSafe is compatible with the following programming applications:

  • C and C++ programming languages for embedded applications
  • C, C++ and Java on host-server

What our customers are saying...

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We have a long history together and we’re extremely comfortable continuing to rely on Entrust solutions for the core of our business. We have used Entrust HSMs for five years and they have always been exceptionally reliable. We’ve layered a lot of code on top of the HSM; it delivers the performance we need and has proven to be a rock-solid foundation.

Neal Harris, Security Engineering Manager, Square, Inc


As a global payment solutions and commerce enablement leader, Verifone’s strategy is to develop and deploy “best in class” payment solutions and services that meet or exceed global security standards and help our clients securely accept electronic payments across all channels of commerce. We selected Entrust HSMs to provide robust security, unmatched performance, and superior scalability across our payment security platforms…

Joe Majka, Chief Security Officer, Verifone


The Entrust nShield sales team provided excellent local and remote support during this evaluation period and was invaluable to the process. The excellent depth, breadth, and quality of the product documentation gave us confidence that the solution was well thought-out and supported.

Robert Fairlie-Cuninghame, QAI Technical Lead/Architect, Memjet


Entrust provided the expertise needed to design and implement a tailored, secure VoIP solution.

Marek Dutkiewicz, Polycom