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Siemens’ Rugged Operating System Achieves FIPS “In Process” Status

Corsec would like to congratulate our partner, Siemens, for being listed as Implementation Under Test (IUT) as part of a FIPS 140-2 validation for their product, the Rugged Operating System (ROS) v2.7.1. This listing signifies that the ROS has achieved a monumental step in the validation effort, having reached “In Process” status – a phase of the validation process that allows the ROS to be sold into the U.S. FED and other verticals that require high standards for product hardening.

Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on areas of electrification, automation, and digitalization. Congrats to the entire Siemens team on this monumental step in their certification effort. To view the progress of the ROS validation, please visit CMVP’s listing page.

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 Product:

The Rugged Operating System (ROS) offers plug and play operation – including automatic learning, negotiation and crossover detection. In addition, ROS offers Quality of Service for real-time traffic, and VLAN with double tagging and GVRP support.

Additional Information:

For more information on getting your product through validation and certifications, please contact Jake Nelson at jnelson@corsec.com or by phone at 703-267-6050 x122.

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