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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #1389


Module Name
IBM® z/OS® Version 1 Release 10 System SSL Cryptographic Module
FIPS 140-2
 Historical Reason
RNG SP800-131A Revision 1 Transition
Overall Level
When operated in FIPS mode
Security Level Exceptions
  • Cryptographic Module Specification: Level 3
  • Tested as meeting Level 1 with IBM System z10™ Enterprise Class (z10 EC) with CP Assist for Cryptographic Functions DES/TDES Enablement Feature 3863 [Base GPC, Crypto Express2 Card (Coprocessor (CEX2C))
  • Crypto Express2 Card (Accelerator (CEX2A)) and Crypto Express2 Cards (Coprocessor (CEX2C) and Accelerator (CEX2A))] [IBM System z10™ Enterprise Class (z10 EC) with CP Assist for Cryptographic Functions DES/TDES Enablement Feature 3863 includes FC3863 w/System Driver Level 76 and z/OS® V1R10] (single-user mode)
Module Type
Multi-chip standalone
System SSL is a set of generic services provided in z/OS® to protect TCP/IP communications using the SSL/TLS protocol. System SSL is exploited by many SSL enabled servers and clients in z/OS® to meet the transport security constraints required in an On Demand environment. The System SSL APIs are also externalized to customer applications. System SSL has evolved through the latest releases of z/OS® to support the new TLS (Transaction Layer Security) standard, to reach an unmatched level of performance and to extend the APIs available to applications to new functions.
Approved Algorithms
AES Certs. #976, #1106, and #1107
DSA Certs. #355 and #356
HMAC Certs. #618 and #619
RNG Certs. #614 and #615
RSA Certs. #517, #518, #519, #520, and #521
SHS Certs. #946, #1029, and #1030
Triple-DES Certs. #769, #804, and #805
Other Algorithms
Diffie-Hellman (key agreement; key establishment methodology provides 112 bits of encryption strength); RSA (key wrapping; key establishment methodology provides between 112 and 150 bits of encryption strength; non-compliant less than 112 bits of encryption strength); DES; RC2; ArcFour; MD5; MD2.
Hardware Versions
FC3863 w/System Driver Level 76, CEX2A and CEX2C [CEX2A and CEX2C are separately configured versions of 4764-001 (P/Ns 12R6536, 12R8241, 12R8561 or 41U0438)]
Software Versions
APAR OA26457 and APAR OA26109
Firmware Versions
4764-001(2096a16d) or 4764-001(c16f4102)


IBM® Corporation
2455 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

William F Penny
Phone: 845-435-3010

Validation History

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