Congratulations to our partner, McAfee, which has successfully completed the Federal Information Processing Standards 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) validation for the McAfee® Firewall Enterprise Control Center Hardware and Virtual Appliance. The certification underscores McAfee’s commitment to helping federal organizations and global enterprises secure products. Corsec is pleased and excited to have helped them reach such a monumental goal.
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.
McAfee, part of Intel Security, is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. Delivering proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, McAfee protects consumers and businesses of all sizes from the latest malware and emerging online threats. Our solutions are designed to work together, integrating anti-malware, anti-spyware, and antivirus software with security management features that deliver unsurpassed real-time visibility and analytics, reduce risk, ensure compliance, improve Internet security, and help businesses achieve operational efficiencies.
See a larger list of the clients we have helped navigate the process of security certifications here!
In addition to helping companies reduce risk, increase financial returns and improve branding, Corsec’s approach to Certification can help companies:
- Shorten time to market and eliminate the impact of missed financials
- Assure its customers that its product has been independently tested and Validated
- Access to untapped markets which have certifications as barriers to entry
- Create a competitive advantage
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