Ciena Secures Network Solution With FIPS Validation

Corsec would like to congratulate our partner, Ciena Corporation, for completing their Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) validation on the 6500 Flex3 WaveLogic 3e OCLD Encryption Module. The successful completion of the FIPS 140-2 validation process demonstrates Ciena’s 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.

Ciena, a powerhouse in helping clients tap into their network’s full potential, used Corsec’s turnkey validation services to quickly and efficiently complete their FIPS 140-2 validation. Congrats to the entire Ciena team on this monumental step in their certification effort. To view the details on the validation, please visit CMVP’s validated modules page.

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. FIPS 140-2 validation of the products will provide users with a high degree of security, assurance, and dependability.

About WaveLogic 3

“As network traffic demands and unpredictability grow, requirements for next-generation networks are rapidly increasing in scope. Ciena has developed its WaveLogic 3 coherent optical technology to help transport systems adapt and meet these requirements. Ciena’s customized solution, the 6500 Flex3 WaveLogic 3e OCLD Encryption Module with the WL3e chipset, provides the capacity and flexibility necessary to adapt to unpredictable service growth.”