A Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) is a publicly announced standardization developed by the United States federal government for use in computer systems[1] by all non-military government agencies and by government contractors, when properly invoked and tailored on a contract.

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Using a non-validated SED on a Dell R720

We were given a Dell R720 a couple years ago, and the machine currently has standard 300GB 3.5" SAS 15k drives. Our RAID controller is a Perc H710. We need to update our disks to FIPS 140-2 ...
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Requirements for hosting a FIPS 140-2 level 1 application

I am making an application that needs to be FIPS 140-2 level 1 compliant (not certified). I was wondering if there were any special requirements for the host we chose for our app ...
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Enable FIPS mode in Cisco 2911 router [closed]

Dear Michael, I wish to know how to enable FIPS mode in Cisco 2911 router with Firmware version 15.1(4)M4? Thanks in advance for the reply.
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Can I configure Wndows NDES server to use Triple DES (3DES) algorithm for PKCS#7 answer encryption?

I am running SCEP client to enroll certificates on NDES server. If OpenSSL is not in FIPS mode - everything works fine. In FIPS mode i get the following error: pkcs7_unwrap():pkcs7.c:708] error ...
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RHEL6 - Fips140-2 - Apache fails when trying to start with SSLFIPS on directive

Hello server warriors! I have a situation where I need to make my RHEL6 system FIPS140-2 compliant...which includes apache and mod_ssl. However, after I make the server run in "fips 140 mode" Apache ...
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FIPS “single-user mode” requirement in Microsoft Windows

In many FIPS 140-2 certificates, Windows must be placed into FIPS 140 mode as well as run in "single user mode". I am familiar with the local/group policy objects to enable FIPS mode. However, ...
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SSL/TLS Cipher Priority

I am working on trying to make sense of what is required for both PCI DSS compliance as well as FIPS compliance in relation to SSL/TLS cipher suites. I have been reading the guide here and here. ...
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How can I get Mac RDC client to connect to W2K3 after enabling FIPS support?

Recently we enabled FIPS 140-2 Encryption Algorithms on our W2K3 server per http://chadamberg.com/drupal/IISCryptography and now my Mac RDP 2.1.1 client won't connect. I get: "Remote Desktop ...
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Hardware Security Module (HSM)

Looking to purchase an HSM to manage private keys, and price/scalability-price is one of my main concerns. It does need to be FIPS 140-2, level 3 certified (or compliant at least) and it must be ...
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Configuring IIS 7.5 to be FIPS 140.2 compliant

I need to configure IIS 7.5 (Server 2008 R2) to be FIPS 140.2 compliant. Specifically, this involves disabling all SSL protocols other than TLS 1.0. I have set the following registry keys: ...
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Configuring IIS7 for TLS 1.0 only

I have been tasked with configuring an IIS7 server to accept TLS 1.0 HTTPS connections only. I have come up with the following list of cipher suites which I have deduced are TLS 1.0. ...