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Is TLS FIPS 140-2 validated?

Is TLS FIPS 140-2 validated?

TLS implementation must use FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic modules in order to achieve FIPS compliance. NIST maintains a list of FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Modules.

Is TLS 1.3 FIPS compliant?

TLS 1.3 combined with FIPS (#FIPS #TLS13) Because there is a FIPS 140-2 validated version of wolfCrypt, this means that wolfSSL not only has support for the most current version of TLS, but it also has the encryption backbone to support your FIPS 140-2 needs if required.

How do you get FIPS compliant?

To become FIPS compliant, a U.S. government agency or contractor’s computer systems must meet requirements outlined in the FIPS publications numbered 140, 180, 186, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, and 202. FIPS 140 covers cryptographic module and testing requirements in both hardware and software.

What are the security requirements for FIPS 140-2?

FIPS 140-2 has 4 levels of security, with level 1 being the least secure, and level 4 being the most secure: FIPS 140-2 Level 1- Level 1 has the simplest requirements. It requires production-grade equipment, and atleast one tested encryption algorithm.

Do you need a FIPS certificate for your web site?

Clients frequently tell me that their Web site or database application has to be FIPS certified, but what they really mean is that it needs to be FIPS compliant. FIPS certification is a laborious, long, and expensive process, where a crypto vendor submits its product to a FIPS certification lab to obtain a FIPS certification certificate.

Why is it important to be FIPS compliant?

Another reason to be FIPS compliant is the rigorous testing that has gone into verifying the strength behind the requirements of FIPS 140-2. The requirements for each level of FIPS 140-2 have been selected after a variety of tests for confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation, and authenticity.

Can you use OpenSSL on a FIPS compliant computer?

FIPS compliancy is supported in most current BSD, Linux, Unix, Mac, and Solaris distributions, as well as the popular OpenSSL software component. FIPS-enabled computers can only connect to Web sites with FIPS-compliant ciphers for SSL/TLS.