Corsec would like to congratulate our partner, Ixia, which provides testing, visibility, and security solutions to strengthen applications across physical and virtual networks; on being listed on the “In Process” list for two of their FIPS 140-2 validations.
Ixia’s products, the VisionONE and Net ToolOptimizer (NTO) 7303 have reached the Implementation Under Test (IUT) phase of their validation and are progressing smoothly. Congrats to the entire Ixia team on this monumental step in your certification effort. For more information on the on the products status you can visit 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.
About the Products:
The Net ToolOptimizer is a next-generation network monitoring tool. “With Net Tool Optimizer (NTO), each monitoring tool receives exactly the right data needed for fast and reliable analysis. At the same time, patented filtering and deduplication technology prevent the wrong data from reaching the monitoring tools, which can negatively impact productivity.”
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.”