FIPS 140-2 is an American/Canadian co-sponsored security standard that a system or component using cryptography must meet if it is intended for use in a security system that processes with sensitive but unclassified information. If your product uses encryption designed to protect sensitive government data, it must meet all the requirements of FIPS 140-2 to be compliant. Without FIPS validation, you cannot sell that product to the Federal government.
The FIPS validation process is long and complex and involves working closely with the accredited lab performing the validation. Most companies are simply not equipped to efficiently coordinate the process, communications and paperwork required. As a result the validation drags on, requiring an inordinate amount of time to bring the product to the Federal market and costing the company a position as technological leader.
We Make FIPS 140-2 Validation Easier
Corsec oversees the entire FIPS 140-2 validation for you, providing guidance, managing milestones and communicating with the lab on your behalf. We shorten the process from start to finish so you can realize a faster return on your investment.
Corsec offers benefits you won’t find anywhere else:
As engineers with extensive validation experience, we know the FIPS 140-2 validation process inside and out.
We know how long each step should take, so we can step in to determine what’s holding up your validation and get the process back on track. If the lab misses a step, we’ll know before they pass information on to the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), the government oversight body that must also approve your product.
We know the questions the CMVP will ask so we can address potential issues proactively, before they become bottlenecks.
Independent Consultant in Your Corner
As an impartial third party, we can provide input if your product requires revisions in order to pass validation. Labs are not permitted to consult with you in any way. Our recommendations save you time and money and are strategically tailored to help you and your products adapt to the future.
Free Your Resources
Your team has enough on their plates without having to manage the complexities of FIPS validation, and hiring additional resources is expensive and impractical. By working with us, you allow your team to remain focused on the day-to-day responsibilities of product development, so that your mission critical projects can stay on track.