Corsec would like to thank and congratulate our partner Vocera Communications on completing the Federal Information Processing Standard for their Vocera Cryptographic Module v3.0 (#0894). This module has now completed and finalized all the necessary requirements for the FIPS 140-2 validation process, and is can now be found on the NIST site, which includes the listening for their security certification and security policy.
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 Vocera and Their Communications System
The Vocera Communications System is a breakthrough wireless platform that provides hands-free voice communications throughout an 802.11a/b/g/n-networked building or campus.
The Vocera Communications System consists of two key components:
- The Vocera Server System Software, which runs on a standard Windows server, controls and manages call activity.
- The Vocera B3000n Communications Badge allows users to converse over a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN).
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