FIPS Validation of Ixia NPB Tools Complete

Congratulations to Ixia on completing the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) for two of their products, the Vision 7300 Network Packet Broker (NPB) and Vision ONE. Ixia is a leader in providing testing, visibility, and security solutions to strengthen applications across physical and virtual networks. Ixia’s active participation in product hardening signifies the companies’ commitment to providing users with sound product security.

“Ixia has a history of attaining security certifications and validations for its products; these FIPS 140-2 validations are a testament of that commitment. These validations also ensure the 7300 NPB and Vision ONE products comply with provisions of the recent Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure”, Darcy Dinga, Executive Vice President, Corsec Security.

More information about Ixia’s FIPS 140-2 efforts can be seen here.

About FIPS 140-2

FIPS 140-2 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.

FIPS, 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. A FIPS 140-2 validation of a product provides end users with a high degree of product security, assurance, and dependability.

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.

About the Products:

The 7300 Vision Packet Broker is a high-density, modular platform for high performance, intelligent visibility. “Ixia Network Packet Brokers (NPB) deliver intelligent, sophisticated and programmable network flow optimization providing visibility and security coverage to businesses assets and help IT teams quickly resolve application performance bottlenecks, trouble shoot problems, improve data center automation, better utilize expensive network analysis and security tools and help better business execution because of the improved understanding of the network and data center.”

Vision ONE is a turnkey network tool that provides high-performance and lossless visibility. “The tool enables organizations to maintain security across physical and virtual infrastructures from a single security platform.”

About Ixia:

Ixia delivers a powerful combination of innovative solutions and trusted insight to support your network and security products, from concept to operation. Whether you are preparing your product for launch, deploying an application, or managing a product in operation, they offer an extensive array of solutions in testing, visibility, and security—all in one place. 

For further information, please visit www.ixiacom.com

About Corsec Security, Inc.:

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