Installing a PCI card PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) cards can be installed on a Web Gateway appliance, for example, to provide fiber connectivity or to enable the use of a Hardware Security Module (HSM). Supported fiber NICs Fiber network interface cards (fiber NICs) are PCI cards that provide fiber connectivity. To provide fiber connectivity on a Web Gateway appliance, you must purchase a fiber NIC from an appropriate vendor and install it. Supported copper NICs Copper network interface cards (copper NICs) are PCI cards for connections that use copper cables. On a Web Gateway appliance, you can run a quad port copper NIC with a bandwidth of 1GbE. Supported HSM cards A Hardware Security Module is made available on a PCI card that is known as HSM card. To use the functions of this module on a Web Gateway appliance, you must purchase an HSM card from an appropriate vendor and install it. Install a PCI card To install a PCI card on a Web Gateway appliance, unplug the appliance, remove its cover, and insert the card in a suitable slot.