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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #1485

Details

Module Name
Hughes Crypto Kernel - Firmware
Standard
FIPS 140-2
Status
Historical
 Historical Reason
RNG SP800-131A Revision 1 Transition
Validation Dates
01/11/2011
Overall Level
1
Caveat
When operated in FIPS mode
Security Level Exceptions
  • Tested: Hughes HX280 with the VxWorks 5.4 operating system
Module Type
Firmware
Embodiment
Multi-chip standalone
Description
The Hughes Crypto Kernel (HCK) is a FIPS 140-2 Level 1 cryptographic module available for the Hughes HN and HX systems. The HCK enables the use of end-to-end bidirectional encryption between a remote site and the enterprise data center, while still enabling the use of all Hughes satellite acceleration features, as well as Hughes' advanced routing, prioritization and access control capabilities. The HCK uses AES 256 bit encryption to encrypt user traffic, uses IKE to dynamically generate session keys used for encryption, and ensures message authentication and integrity using HMAC-SHA-256.
FIPS Algorithms
AES Cert. #1453
DSA Cert. #463
HMAC Cert. #853
RNG Cert. #796
SHS Cert. #1316
Other Algorithms
Diffie-Hellman (key agreement; key establishment methodology provides 80 bits of encryption strength; non-compliant); MD5
Firmware Versions
3.1.0.4

Vendor

Hughes Network Systems, LLC
11717 Exploration Lane
Germantown, MD 20876
USA

Shayla Fahey
shayla.fahey@hughes.com
Phone: 301-548-1239
Shanti Vedula
shanti.vedula@hughes.com
Phone: 301-212-1016

Lab

EWA
NVLAP Code: 200556-0