OmniStack Added to FIPS 140-2 Validated Modules

Corsec would like to congratulate our partner, HPE, on completing the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) validation for the Simplivity OmniStack.

To achieve this milestone, HPE partnered with Corsec, completing the certification at a Level 1. For more information on the validation and to find additional details on the OmniStack security policy, visit NIST’s validated modules site.

Their completion of the FIPS 140-2 validation process demonstrates their commitment to strong levels of security, including a government backed product offering and a dedication to providing customers and end users with the most scrutinized and highly tested security solutions.

For more information on engineering your product to meet Federal and regulated industry security requirements, schedule time to speak to a Corsec engineer.

About FIPS 140-2

FIPS 140-2 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.

FIPS, 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. A FIPS 140-2 validation of a product provides end users with a high degree of product security, assurance, and dependability.

About the HPE Simplivity OmniStack

Designed to create efficiencies in virtual computing environments, hyperconverged infrastructure eliminates the need to manage discrete devices or have specialized training in component-level technology (such as SANs1 ). HPE markets and sells its hyperconverged solutions under the “SimpliVity” brand name.

The core technology powering these solutions includes the OmniStack Virtual Controller, or OVC (a software-based file system with data optimization, abstracting data from its underlying hardware), and the OmniStack Accelerator Card, or OAC (a purpose-built PCIe2 that offloads global inline deduplication, compression, and optimization processes).

About Corsec Security, Inc.

For two decades Corsec has assisted companies through the IT security certification process for FIPS 140-2Common Criteria (CC) and the DoD’s APL. We are a privately owned company focused on partnering with organizations worldwide to assist with the process of security certifications and validations. Our certification methodology helps open doors to new markets and increase revenue for clients with products ranging from mobile phones to satellites. Our broad knowledge safeguards against common pitfalls and thwarts delays, translating to a swift and seamless path to certification. Corsec has created the benchmark for providing business leaders with fast, flexible access to industry knowledge on security certifications and validations.

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