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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #2244


Module Name
Cisco 5921 Embedded Services Router (ESR)
FIPS 140-2
 Historical Reason
Moved to historical list due to sunsetting
Overall Level
When operated in FIPS mode
Security Level Exceptions
  • Roles, Services, and Authentication: Level 2
  • Physical Security: N/A
  • Design Assurance: Level 3
  • Mitigation of Other Attacks: N/A
Module Type
Multi-chip standalone
The Cisco ESR 5921 Embedded Services Router is a software product that runs IOS 15.2(4)GC in an x86-based Linux host environment. The binary is a Router application which allows Linux software connections with virtual and physical Linux interfaces on the host hardware. The Cisco 5921 Embedded Services Router provides a secure, manageable device which meets FIPS 140-2 Level 1 requirements.
Tested Configuration(s)
  • CentOS Linux 6.4 running on an Intel Desktop Board D2500CC (single-user mode)
Approved Algorithms
AES Cert. #2785
CVL Cert. #237
DRBG Cert. #472
ECDSA Cert. #486
HMAC Cert. #1744
RSA Cert. #1457
SHS Cert. #2340
Triple-DES Cert. #1673
Other Algorithms
DES; DES MAC; Diffie-Hellman (key agreement; key establishment methodology provides 112 bits of encryption strength); GDOI (key wrapping; key establishment methodology provides between 112 and 256 bits of encryption strength); HMAC MD4; HMAC MD5; MD4; MD5; NDRNG; RC4; RSA (key wrapping; key establishment methodology provides 112 bits of encryption strength)
Software Versions


Cisco Systems, Inc.
170 West Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134

Global Certification Team

Validation History

Date Type Lab
9/10/2014 Initial LEIDOS CSTL