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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #2253


Module Name
Nexus 7000 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 7000 is a highly scalable in the Data Center end-to-end 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch for mission-critical data center operations. The fabric architecture scales beyond 15 terabits per second (Tbps), with support for 40-Gbps and 100-Gbps Ethernet. Powered by Cisco NX-OS, a state of the art modular operating system, the platform is designed for exceptional scalability, continuous system operation, serviceability, and transport flexibility.
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-C7004, N7K-C7009, N7K-C7010 and N7K-C7018; Supervisor Cards: N7K-SUP1, N7K-SUP2 and N7K-SUP2E; Fabric Cards: N7K-C7009-FAB-2, N7K-C7010-FAB-1, N7K-C7010-FAB-2, N7K-C7018-FAB-1 and N7K-C7018-FAB-2; Line Cards: N7K-M148GS-11L, N7K-M148GT-11L, N7K-M108X2-12L, N7K-M132XP-12, N7K-F132XP-15, N7K-M202CF-22L, N7K-M206FQ-23L, N7K-M224XP-23L, N7K-F248XP-25E and N7K-F248XT-25E
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