iDirect’s Secure Satellite Broadband Solution Completes FIPS Validation

Corsec would like to congratulate our partner iDirect, a global leader in IP-based satellite communications, on their recent completion of the FIPS 140-2 validation process for their satellite broadband solution.

iDirect has now completed and finalized all the necessary requirements for the FIPS 140-2 validation process and has been issued a certificate number by the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) which can be found on NIST’s validated products website.

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 iDirect

iDirect provides technology and solutions to enable their service providers and satellite operator partners to optimize their networks, differentiate their services and profitably expand their business. For more than 20 years, the VT iDirect organization has focused on meeting the economic and technology challenges across the satellite industry.

“VT iDirect’s satellite-based IP communications technology enables constant connectivity for voice, video, and data applications in any environment. VT iDirect has developed the leading TRANSEC-compliant bandwidth-efficient satellite platforms for government and military communications. The Secure Satellite Broadband Solutions have uses across a wide range of applications, including maritime connectivity, aeronautical connectivity, military defense, and emergency relief.”

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