FEITIAN Achieves NISTValidation for FIPS 140-2 GovernmentStandard
Apr 15th, 2013
FEITIAN Technologies, one of global major smart card security solution providers, today announced that the FEITIAN-FIPS-COS has achieved Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS) 140-2 Validation: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules. FIPS 140-2 validation is a requirement for any cryptographic product which will be used in a U.S. government agency network and is preferred for many other governments across the world.
FIPS 140-2 validation is mandatory for any cryptographic product which will be used in a U.S. government agency network. The standard is a joint effort by the NationalInstitute 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 FEITIAN-FIPS-COS demonstrates FEITIAN’s determination to continue providing customers with a secure and dependable solution.
FEITIAN Technologies is a solution provider and manufacturer of smart card based security devices used for software protection, network authentication and secure applications. Our mission is to protect the information and software assets of your business by providing cost effective products that allow you to easily build security into your applications and network.