Thales Payshield 10K

PayShield 10K, the fifth generation of payment HSMs from Thales, delivers a suite of payment security functionality proven in critical environments including transaction processing, sensitive data protection, payment credential issuing, mobile card acceptance and payment tokenization. Like its predecessors over the past 30+ years, payShield 10K can be used throughout the global payment ecosystem by issuers, service providers, acquirers, processors and payment networks.

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Playing a fundamental security role for both face-to-face and digital remote payments, it delivers the necessary trust that underpins the communications between payments participants. Thales payShield 10K addresses the latest mandated security requirements and best practices for a wide range of organizations including EMVCo, PCI SSC, GlobalPlatform, Multos, ANSI and the various global and regional payment brands and networks.

Payshield 10K | The Future of payment protection

Core Benefirs

Low power consumption

Intuitive, minimalist design

PCI HSM v3 certified

High performance, resilience and scalability

Top 10 reasons for Migrating to payShield 10K now - Data Sheet

Your payShield 9000 has almost certainly given you a long and valuable life of service and now next generation hardware is required to keep pace with payment innovation, latest security standards and to further operational efficiencies. payShield 10K is the fifth generation of our payment HSM platform since 1988 which is totally backwards compatible at the host interface to protect investments in your host applications. There are many advantages to be found with the payShield 10K and to help introduce you to the next generation in payment HSMs we have compiled a top 10 reasons to migrate now.


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Simplify deployment

Our payment HSMs are capable of being securely configured, managed and monitored remotely from locations of convenience to reduce your costs and simplify your ongoing operations.

Leverage proven integrations

Thales payment HSMs are the most widely deployed in the world and are supported by the largest number of payment application providers.

Maximize resilience

Equipped with dual hot-swappable power supplies and fans, our latest HSMs significantly increase the mean time between failure (MTBF) and simplify field maintenance.

Card/Mobile Payments Support

payShield 10K has a comprehensive range of functions that supports the needs of the leading payment brands (American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, UnionPay and Visa) including:

- PIN and card verification functions for all major payment brands

- EMV transaction authorization and messaging

- Mobile payment transaction authorization and key management

- Remote Key Loading for ATM and POS devices

- Regional/National key management (including Australia, Germany and Italy)

- Mastercard On-behalf key management (OBKM) support

- Magnetic stripe and EMV-based data preparation and personalization including mobile provisioning

- PIN generation and printing

Cryptographic Algorithms

- DES and Triple-DES key lengths 112 & 168 bit

- AES key lengths 128 bit, 192 bit & 256 bit

- RSA (up to 4096 bits)

- HMAC, MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2

Financial Services Standards

- ISO: 9564, 10118, 11568, 13491, 16609

- ANSI: X3.92, X9.8, X9.9, X9.17, X9.19, X9.24, X9.31, X9.52, X9.97

- ASC X9 TR-31, X9 TG-3/TR-39

- APACS 40 & 70

Host Connectivity

- TCP/IP & UDP (1Gbps or 10Gbps) – dual ports

- Secure Host Communications Management option for TLS authenticated sessions on Ethernet host port

Security Certifications

- FIPS 140-2 Level 3 (security sub-system)

- PCI HSM v3 (selected software versions)

- AusPayNet approved

Base software packages

Base software packages with a range of performance levels are available to align closely with customer deployment and usage requirements.

Optional software licenses

Optional licenses are available to extend payShield functionality and can be acquired and installed at any time throughout the product lifecycle.

Package and license upgrades

As your transaction volumes grow or you need to support new application use cases, performance is boosted via software licenses and additional HSMs with different software packages can be added to the estate and managed as easily as the installed base.

payShield Manager

payShield 10K HSMs can be managed in local or remote mode using the payShield Manager browser-based application. The remote mode of payShield Manager is specifically designed to eliminate the need to travel to data centers for HSM management requires the purchase of an additional license.

payShield Monitor

A comprehensive monitoring platform for both payShield 9000 and payShield 10K HSMs that enables operations teams to gain 24x7 visibility into the status of all their payShield HSMs, including those residing across distributed data centers.

payShield Trusted Management Device

The payShield Trusted Management Device (TMD) complements the payShield Manager remote management solution for Thales payment HSMs by offering an efficient, flexible and secure approach to managing and sharing critical keys in locations remote from production HSMs.

Smart cards

Secure smart cards to hold local master key (LMK) components for master key management and authentication credentials associated with remote HSM management options are available in packs of 6, 30 or 100 to suit a wide range of customer deployment requirements.

Additional PSUs and fans

Each payShield 10K devices is fitted with dual hot-swappable power supply units (PSUs) and fans as standard. To provide coverage in the unlikely event of a hardware failure you can purchase spare PSUs and fans in advance to avoid any scheduled downtime.

Replacement locks and keys

payShield 10K uses two highly secure locks with associated keys on the front panel as part of the security administration procedures. The items are tightly controlled and registered and are not available on the open market. In the event that the device locks are damaged or keys are lost, a secure service to provide replacement locks and key is available from Thales.

payShield 10K - Data Sheet

payShield 10K is a payment hardware security module (HSM) used extensively throughout the global payment ecosystem by issuers, service providers, acquirers, processors and payment networks. It plays a fundamental security role in securing the payment credential issuing, user authentication, card authentication and sensitive data protection processes for both face-to-face and digital remote payments.


About TSSL

Established in 1978, TSSL is a privately held Hong Kong company with subsidiary in Macau, providing advanced enterprise solutions to clients in neighborhood regions.


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