Hughes Completes Two FIPS 140 Validations of HT Satellite Systems

Corsec would like to congratulate our partner, Hughes Network Systems, LLC, on completing the Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) validation process on their HT Satellite Terminal (HT2010) and HT Satellite Terminals (HT2300, HT2500, HT2550, HT2650Z).

To achieve this milestone, Hughes partnered with Corsec, completing two validations, one at a Level 1 as seen in certificate #4580 and the other at a Level 2, as seen in certificate #4581. For more information on the validation and to find additional details on the module’s security policy, visit NIST’s validated modules site.

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

FIPS 140-2FIPS 140-3 are 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, which applies to Federal agencies using validated cryptographic modules to protect sensitive government data in computer and telecommunication systems. FIPS 140 provides stringent third-party assurance of security claims on any product containing cryptography that may be purchased by a government agency.

FIPS 140 is mandated by law in the U.S. and very strictly enforced in Canada. FIPS 140 has gained worldwide recognition as an important benchmark for third party validations of encryption products of all kinds. A FIPS 140 validation of a product provides end users with a high degree of product security, assurance, and dependability.

About Hughes

Hughes is a global leader in broadband satellite technology and managed network services for home and office. Hughes’ broadband satellite systems enable operators and enterprises to deliver a comprehensive range of services including broadband Internet access, cellular backhaul, communications on the move, and VoIP telephony.

The Hughes’ Jupiter System is a broadband satellite system designed to support high-throughput satellite communications and offers a range of operations for optimized traffic capacity, terminal performance, gateway (GW) design, and network management. It consists of satellite terminals, single rack or multi rack Jupiter GWs (facilities used to host the equipment providing uplink and downlink connectivity to the satellite), and the capabilities to manage these devices over the network. The Hughes Terminals is the indoor unit (IU), which connects the client workstation to the outdoor unit (ODU) over an inter-facility link (IFL). For more information on Hughes and their Terminal products, visit their website here.

About Corsec Security, Inc.

For two decades Corsec has assisted companies through the IT security certification process for FIPS 140-2 / FIPS 140-3, Common Criteria (CC), CSfC, 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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