FIPS 140-1 PDF

The selective application of technological and related procedural safeguards is an important responsibility of every Federal organization in. FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) is the benchmark for validating the effectiveness of cryptographic hardware. If a product has a FIPS You need to know if Symantec Endpoint Encryption(SEE) and/or Guardian Edge Hard Drive (GEHD) encryption is a validated FIPS and/or

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For Levels 2 and higher, the operating platform upon which the validation is applicable is also listed.

Darren Moffat, Oracle Solaris. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. FIPS does not purport to provide sufficient conditions to guarantee that a module conforming to its requirements is secure, still less that a system built using such modules is secure.

Since validation is an expensive process, this gives software vendors an incentive to postpone changes to their software and can result in software that does not receive security updates until the next validation.

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I tried googling for this info but it’s not easily available because FIPS is now really old. Computer security standards Cryptography standards Standards of the United States.

The result may be that validated software is less safe than a non-validated equivalent.

FIPS is a new version of the standard which is currently under development. You can no longer have a product validated under FIPSbecause it is no longer a current standard.

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The -1 or -2 part is a version number. User agencies desiring to implement cryptographic modules should confirm that the module they are using is covered by an existing validation certificate.

January Learn how and when to remove this template message. FIPSissued on 25 Maytakes account of changes in available technology and official standards sinceand of comments received from the vendor, tester, and user communities. Fils Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

There are 4 steps, not 8 — it’s just that the requirements for climbing those steps were tweaked. The National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST issues the Publication Series to coordinate the requirements and standards for cryptographic modules which include both hardware and software components for use by departments and agencies of the United States federal government.

Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. This article has multiple issues. The requirements cover not only the cryptographic modules themselves but also their documentation and at the highest security level some aspects of the comments contained in the source code.

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August Learn how and when to remove this template message. The draft issued on 11 Sephowever, reverted to four security levels and limits the security levels of software to levels 1 and 2. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

If a product contains countermeasures against these attacks, they must be documented and tested, but protections are not required to achieve a given level. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. This article relies too much on references to primary sources. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. A module that is FIPScompliant is not more secure than a module that is FIPScompliant, it is only more up-to-date in the certification process.


Is Symantec Endpoint Encryption a validated FIPS 140-1 and FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Module?

This article needs additional citations for verification. Vendors do not always maintain their baseline validations.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Post as a guest Name. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved from ” https: Due to the way in which the validation process is set up, a software vendor is required to re-validate their FIPSvalidated module for every change, no matter how small, to the software; this re-validation is required even for obvious bug or security fixes.

The group identified the four “security levels” and eleven “requirement areas” listed above, and specified requirements for each area at each level. The use of validated cryptographic modules is required by the United States Government for all unclassified uses of cryptography.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The Government of Canada also recommends the use of FIPS validated cryptographic modules in unclassified applications of its departments.

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Email Required, but never shown. In addition to the specified levels, Section 4. Views Read Edit View history. FIPSissued on 11 Januarywas developed by a government and industry working group, composed of vendors and users of cryptographic equipment.