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cryptographic module

The combination of hardware and software or firmware that supports security functions in a computer or electronic system. A critical security parameter (CSP) is an item of data such as a password or authentication key stored in a cryptographic module. The Federal Information Processing Standards publication FIPS PUB 140-2 details four security levels regarding cryptographic modules. See cryptographic coprocessor, HSM and TPM.
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These requirements were designed to protect cryptographic modules within a secured system to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of the systems data.
Bomgar has been awarded a Level 2 Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS) 140-2 Validation: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules for its B200 and B300 appliances and version 13.1.3 software.
a leading provider of secure mobile voice calling, has announced that its cryptographic module (Ccore) has been granted Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification (#1310) by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology.
FIPS 140-2 covers the secure design and implementation of a cryptographic module, including roles, services, and authentication; physical security; operational environment; cryptographic key management; electromagnetic interference/electromagnetic compatibility; self-tests; design assurance; and mitigation of other attacks.
G&D's Mobile Security Card integrates with BlackBerry Device Software 5.0, which is planned for launch later this year, and provides customers with an independent cryptographic module that authenticates users and also encrypts information sent to and from a BlackBerry smartphone.
All Reflection for Secure IT products now include Attachmate's latest FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module which allow organizations to confidently protect data in motion with strong and proven encryption.
* High-Level Security Reflection X Advantage version 2.0 includes the latest SSH and SSL/TLS encryption with a cryptographic module validated for FIPS 140-2, one of the U.S.
The MHZ2 CJ Series has now become the first series of HDDs to obtain accreditation[3] under the JIS X 19790 accreditation program - the Japan Cryptographic Module Validation Program (JCMVP)[4].
The cryptographic module used in Pointsec for Pocket PC has received FIPS 140-2 Certificate #441 from the U.S.
In October 2003, NIST's Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) reached a significant milestone by issuing the 100th Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Algorithm Validation Certificate for hardware implementation of AES named 7814-W.
At the heart of MISSI lies the Fortezza Crypto Card, a small, portable, cryptographic module that contains algorithms, key material and user credentials.

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