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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #4335


Module Name
nShield Solo XC F3 & nShield Solo XC F3 for nShield Connect XC and for nShield HSMi
FIPS 140-2
Sunset Date
Overall Level
When operated in FIPS mode and initialized to Overall Level 3 per Security Policy
Security Level Exceptions
  • Mitigation of Other Attacks: N/A
Module Type
Multi-Chip Embedded
The nShield XC F3 PCIe card, sold as nShield XC F3 PCIe server-embedded hardware security modules (HSMs) and also used in the nShield Connect XC and nShield HSMi network appliance HSMs, are multi-tasking HSMs optimized for symmetric and asymmetric operations on protected keys. The nShield modules are FIPS 140-2 Level 3 embedded devices for applications including but not limited to PKI, SSL/TLS, Secure Manufacturing, Data Protection, Key Management and Provisioning.
Tested Configuration(s)
  • N/A
Approved Algorithms
AES Cert. #A1931
CKG vendor affirmed
DRBG Cert. #A1931
DSA Cert. #A1931
ECDSA Certs. #805 and #A1931
HMAC Cert. #A1931
KAS Cert. #A1931
KBKDF Cert. #A1931
KTS AES Cert. #A1931; key establishment methodology provides between 112 and 256 bits of encryption strength
KTS-RSA Cert. # A1931, key establishment methodology provides between 112 and 152 bits of encryption strength
RSA Cert. #A1931
SHS Certs. #3130 and #A1931
Allowed Algorithms
EC Diffie-Hellman (shared secret computation provides between 112 and 256 bits of encryption strength); EC MQV (shared secret computation provides between 112 and 256 bits of encryption strength)
Hardware Versions
nC4035E-000 and nC4335N-000, Build Standard A
Firmware Versions
12.72.1 and 12.72.3


One Station Square
Cambridge CB1 2GA
United Kingdom

Security Certification Team

Validation History

Date Type Lab
10/16/2022 Initial Lightship Security, Inc.
6/18/2024 Update Lightship Security, Inc.