Corsec Guides McAfee through FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Validation

After a year of collaboration and commitment, Corsec would like to congratulate our partner, McAfee, for completing the Federal Information Processing Standards 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) Level 2 validation of the McAfee Web Gateway WG5000 and WG5500 Appliances.  

By partnering with Corsec, McAfee’s Gateway product is now a more secured enterprise security solutions.  Corsec’s demonstrated expertise in the this domain, ensures companies like McAfee have a shortened go to market cycle.  Corsec has been working with companies to help secure network security solutions under various security certifications.

To read more about the Web Gateway solution, view their certificate here (Certificate 2531)

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 McAfee and the Web Gateway Appliances

McAfee, Inc. is a global leader in Enterprise Security solutions. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of network security products and solutions provides unmatched protection for the enterprise in the most mission-critical and sensitive environments. The McAfee Web Gateway is a high-performance, enterprise-strength proxy appliance family that provides the caching, authentication, administration, and authorization controls required by today’s most demanding enterprises. With multiple appliance models to choose from, the McAfee Web Gateway WG5000 and WG5500 Appliances deliver deployment flexibility and performance, along with scalability to easily support hundreds of thousands of users in a single environment. McAfee Web Gateway WG5000 and WG5500 Appliances deliver comprehensive security for all aspects of Web 2.0 traffic.


Review the larger list of the clients Corsec has helped navigate the process of security certifications.

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