Corsec would like to congratulate our partner, Certes Networks, Inc. (Certes), for completing the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) validation on their Certes Enforcement Points (CEP).
To achieve this milestone, Certes partnered with Corsec, completing the validation at a Level 1 as seen in certificate #3347. For more information on the validation and to find additional details on the CEP security policy, visit NIST’s validated modules site.
Their completion of the FIPS 140-2 validation process demonstrates their commitment to strong levels of security, including a government backed product offering and a dedication to providing customers and end users with the most scrutinized and highly tested security solutions.
For more information on engineering your product to meet Federal and regulated industry security requirements, schedule time to speak to a Corsec engineer.
About FIPS 140-2
FIPS 140-2 is a joint effort by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States, and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), under the Canadian government. The Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), headed by NIST, provides module and algorithm testing for FIPS 140-2, which applies to Federal agencies using validated cryptographic modules to protect sensitive government data in computer and telecommunication systems. FIPS 140-2 provides stringent third-party assurance of security claims on any product containing cryptography that may be purchased by a government agency.
FIPS, which is mandated by law in the U.S. and very strictly enforced in Canada, is also currently being reviewed by ISO to become an international standard. FIPS 140-2 is gaining worldwide recognition as an important benchmark for third party validations of encryption products of all kinds. A FIPS 140-2 validation of a product provides end users with a high degree of product security, assurance, and dependability.
About the Certes CEP
CEPs are purpose-built encryption appliances that provide multi-layer data protection and application segmentation.
Running Certes’ CEP v5.3 firmware, CEP appliances provide Ethernet frame encryption for Layer 2 networks, IPsec2 encryption for Layer 3 networks, and data payload encryption for Layer 4 MPLS3 networks. CEPs operate transparently to the network infrastructure, which ensures all data is encrypted without impacting network performance.
About Corsec Security, Inc.
For two decades Corsec has assisted companies through the IT security certification process for FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria (CC) and the DoD’s APL. We are a privately owned company focused on partnering with organizations worldwide to assist with the process of security certifications and validations. Our certification methodology helps open doors to new markets and increase revenue for clients with products ranging from mobile phones to satellites. Our broad knowledge safeguards against common pitfalls and thwarts delays, translating to a swift and seamless path to certification. Corsec has created the benchmark for providing business leaders with fast, flexible access to industry knowledge on security certifications and validations.
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