Ciena Corporation Achieves FIPS 140-2 Level 3

We are pleased to announce that our partner, Ciena Corporation, has successfully completed the Federal Information Processing Standards 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) validation for their product, the 6500 4×10 Krypto Card. The certification underscores Ciena’s commitment to helping federal organizations and global enterprises secure products. Corsec is pleased and excited to have helped them reach such a monumental goal.

About Ciena

“The provider of carrier Ethernet solutions for broadband service providers and telecommunications service providers. At Ciena, they understand that if you can tap into your network’s full potential, it can play a pivotal and proactive role in advancing your strategic initiatives to drive game-changing business outcomes. With their deep expertise in optical, Ethernet, and network automation, they specialize in unlocking that potential.”

About FIPS 140-2

The FIPS 140-2 standard 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.

The FIPS standard, 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.

In addition to helping companies reduce risk, increase financial returns and improve branding, Corsec’s approach to security certifications can help companies:

  • Shorten time to market and eliminate the impact of missed financials
  • Assure its customers that its product has been independently tested and validated
  • Access to untapped markets that have certifications as barriers to entry
  • Create a competitive advantage

Corsec partners with IT companies worldwide to manage the process of IT security certifications and validations, including FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria and UC APL.

Looking to start your IT security certification process? Don’t know where to start? View our assessment and turnkey solution pages to determine the best path forward for your products. You can also take a look at how we have helped organizations like yours successfully navigate the complex and lengthy security certification process.