The Authernative® Cryptographic Module has been FIPS 140-2 certified, certificate No. 946. This Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States, and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), provides cryptographic product validation to Federal agencies for use in protecting 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.
The FIPS 140-2 compliant Authernative® Cryptographic Module embedded in AuthGuard® user authentication product assures U.S. and Canadian government customers, system integrators, & resellers that AuthGuard® product provides the highest level of protection for sensitive information and comply with strict government security regulations.
The Authernative® Cryptographic Module embedded in AuthGuard® provides for secure mutual authentication and session-only random symmetric key distribution in a client-server architecture enabled with a multifactor authentication scheme.