Federal Information Processing Standards


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Federal Information Processing Standards

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(FIPS) United States Government technical standards published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST develops FIPS when there are compelling Federal government requirements such as for security and interoperability but no acceptable industry standards or solutions.

Computer-related products bought by the US Government must conform to FIPS.
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To carry out responsibilities under the Brooks Act, NBS established the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) program to develop standards for data, programs, and components, data communications, computer perfomance, applications and data, personnel and environment and acquisition and reassignment of ADP products.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Canadian Communications Security Establishment (CSE), validates cryptographic modules to Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 and other cryptography-based standards.
Validated by numerous standards bodies including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) certification, Common Criteria (CC) certification, and Defence Infosec Product Co-Operation Group (DIPCOG) approved, the solution's audit and logging features offer unparalleled proof of compliance with government regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (U.
NYSE:T), today announced that Sterling Connect:Direct[R] has been placed on the validation list for the Federal Information Processing Standards Publications 140-2 Level 1: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules (FIPS 140).
The VA's PIV System will be among the first to be certified and accredited as Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and Federal Information Processing Standards 201 (FIPS-201) compliant.
Operating transparently at Layer 2, with seamless end-to-end integration and adding virtually no latency, SafeEnterprise Encryptors are engineered to meet Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and Common Criteria (CC) standards, and enable organizations to secure 10Mbps, FastEthernet (100Mbps) and GbE (1Gbps) Metro Ethernet circuits with AES-256 encryption.
NASDAQ:SFNT), setting the standard for information security, today announced that its SafeEnterprise(TM) SONET/SDH OC-3, OC-12, and OC-48 Encryptors have received Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2, Level 3 approval, making them widely recognized as highly secure.
On August 29th, Sagem Morpho received Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS-140-2 and FIPS-201) certification for its Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Middleware.
NIST develops Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) when there are compelling Federal government requirements, such as for security and interoperability, and there are no acceptable industry standards or solutions.
According to the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 197, AES is a "symmetric block cipher" that encrypts data into an illegible form called ciphertext making it impossible for outsiders to reach the data.
Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ:SCUR), the experts in securing connections between people, applications, and networks(TM), today announced the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation of the Cryptographic Module for SecureOS(R), the cryptographic engine on the company's Sidewinder G2(R) Security Appliance and the Sidewinder G2 Enterprise Manager(TM).
Tutarus(TM) Corporation, the creator of Secure Random Key (SRK) Technology, a state-of-the-art digital encryption system, is pleased to announce the official certification of its two Dynamic Link Libraries (DLL), Trakron and SRKCrypto, for compliance with the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Certification from NIST.

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