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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #2252


Module Name
Nexus 7700 Series Switches
FIPS 140-2
 Historical Reason
RNG SP800-131A Revision 1 Transition
Overall Level
When operated in FIPS mode
Security Level Exceptions
  • Roles, Services, and Authentication: Level 2
  • Mitigation of Other Attacks: N/A
Module Type
Multi-chip standalone
The Cisco Nexus 7700 Switches are the latest extension to the Cisco Nexus 7700 Series modular switches. With more than 83 terabits per second (Tbps) of overall switching capacity, the Cisco Nexus 7700 Switches delivers the highest-capacity 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports in the industry, with up to 768 native 10-Gbps ports, 384 40-Gbps ports, or 192 100-Gbps ports. This high system capacity is designed to meet the scalability requirements of the largest cloud environments.
Approved Algorithms
AES Certs. #1024, #1197, #1275, #1276, #1426, #1427, #2710 and #2736
CVL Cert. #287
DSA Cert. #827
HMAC Cert. #1689
RNG Cert. #1258
RSA Cert. #1406
SHS Cert. #2275
Triple-DES Cert. #1627
Other Algorithms
Diffie-Hellman (key agreement; key establishment methodology provides between 112 and 150 bits of encryption strength; non-compliant less than 112 bits of equivalent strength); RSA (key wrapping; key establishment methodology provides 112 bits of encryption strength; non-compliant less than 112 bits of equivalent strength); DES; RC4; MD5; HMAC-MD5; Non-Approved RNG; NDRNG
Hardware Versions
Chassis: N7K-C7710 and N7K-C7718; Supervisor Card: N77-SUP2E; Fabric Cards: N77-C7710-FAB-2 and N77-C7718-FAB-2; Line Card: N77-F248XP-23E
Firmware Versions


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

Global Certification Team

Validation History

Date Type Lab
9/22/2014 Initial CGI Information Systems & Management Consultants Inc