EMC Completes FIPS Validation On VNX Product with Corsec Guidance

Corsec would like to thank and congratulate our partner, EMC, on completing yet another security certification. EMC has finished the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) validation of their product, the VNX 6Gb/s SAS I/O Module with Encryption from EMC. The product is a SAS1 controller executing specialized firmware that provides Data At Rest Encryption (D@RE) for EMC VNX Storage Arrays.

“D@RE provides data security, and offers a convenient means to decommission all drives in the system at once. Information is protected from unauthorized access even when drives are physically removed from the system.” To view the EMC VNX 6Gb/s SAS I/O Module with Encryption security policy as well as the certificate, please visit CMVP’s site.

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 EMC VNX 6Gb/s SAS I/O Module

“The VNX 6Gb/s SAS I/O Module with Encryption from EMC is an optimized solution for native SAS/SATA2 HBA3 applications. It is the heart of any VNX storage system, providing the interface to the physical storage media. Its benefits include cost and universal drive support for SAS and SATA disks. The VNX 6Gb/s SAS I/O Module with Encryption from EMC is a high-density SAS controller solution that significantly increases total system performance, diagnostics, scalability and manageability. It provides the highest density, lowest power/port SAS controller solution available.”

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