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Cryptographic Module Validation Program

Certificate #1692


Module Name
IBM® z/OS® Version 1 Release 13 System SSL Cryptographic Module
FIPS 140-2
 Historical Reason
RNG SP800-131A Revision 1 Transition
Validation Dates
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® V1R13] (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))
FIPS Algorithms
AES Certs. #1713, #1864 and #1865
DSA Certs. #582 and #583
HMAC Certs. #1110 and #1111
RNG Certs. #977 and #978
RSA Certs. #944, #945, #946, #947 and #948
SHS Certs. #1497, #1639 and #1640
Triple-DES Certs. #1103, #1210 and #1211
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; HMAC-MD5; 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 HCPT3D0/JCPT3D1 w/ APAR OA36775, RACF level HRF7780 and ICSF level HCR7780 w/ APAR OA36882
Firmware Versions
4765-001 (e1ced7a0)


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