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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #1600


Module Name
IBM® z/OS® Version 1 Release 12 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
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.
Tested Configuration(s)
  • Crypto Express3 Card (Accelerator (CEX3A)) and Crypto Express3 Cards (Coprocessor (CEX3C) and Accelerator (CEX3A))] [IBM® zEnterprise (TM) (z196) with CP Assist for Cryptographic Functions DES/TDES Enablement Feature 3863 includes FC3863 w/System Driver Level 86E and z/OS® V1R12] (single-user mode)
  • IBM® zEnterprise (TM) 196 (z196) with CP Assist for Cryptographic Functions DES/TDES Enablement Feature 3863 [Base GPC, and optional Crypto Express3 Card (Coprocessor (CEX3C))
Approved Algorithms
AES Certs. #1702, #1703 and #1713
DSA Certs. #526 and #527
HMAC Certs. #986 and #987
RNG Certs. #901 and #902
RSA Certs. #831, #832, #844, #845 and #846
SHS Certs. #1485, #1486 and #1497
Triple-DES Certs. #1093, #1094 and #1103
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; ECDSA (non-compliant)
Hardware Versions
FC3863 w/System Driver Level 86E, and optional CEX3A and CEX3C [CEX3A and CEX3C are separately configured versions of 4765-001 (P/N 45D6048)]
Software Versions
System SSL level HCPT3C0/JCPT3C1 w/ APAR OA34156, RACF level HRF7770 and ICSF level HCR7770 w/ APAR OA34205
Firmware Versions
4765-001 (e1ced7a0)


IBM® Corporation
2455 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

William F Penny
Phone: 845-435-3010

Validation History

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