The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2 (FIPS PUB 140-2), commonly referred as FIPS 140-2, is a US government computer security standard used to validate cryptographic modules. FIPS 140-2 was created by the NIST and, per the FISMA, is mandatory for US and Canadian government procurements. Many global organizations are also mandated to meet this standard. FIPS 140-2 compliance has been widely adopted around the world in both governmental and non-governmental sectors as a practical security benchmark and realistic best practice.
nCipher delivers security products that have been tested and validated against the rigorous FIPS 140-2 encryption compliance standard. nCipher FIPS 140-2 compliant products help you comply with regulations while also giving you the confidence you need in your cryptographic tools.