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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #2554


Module Name
IBM(R) Security QRadar(R) Cryptographic Security Kernel
FIPS 140-2
 Historical Reason
Moved to historical list due to sunsetting
Overall Level
The module generates cryptographic keys whose strengths are modified by available entropy
Security Level Exceptions
  • Roles, Services, and Authentication: Level 2
  • Physical Security: N/A
  • Mitigation of Other Attacks: N/A
Module Type
Multi-Chip Stand Alone
The IBM(R) Security QRadar(R) Cryptographic Security Kernel is multi-algorithm library providing general-purpose cryptographic services. The purpose of the module is to provide a single API for cryptographic functionality that can provide centralized control over FIPS-Approved mode status, provide availability of only FIPS-Approved algorithms or vendor-affirmed implementations of non FIPS-Approved algorithms, and provide for centralized logging and reporting of the cryptographic engine.
Tested Configuration(s)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) v6.5 running on a IBM System X3650 M4 BD (single-user mode)
Approved Algorithms
AES Cert. #3131
CVL Cert. #397
DRBG Cert. #753
HMAC Cert. #1981
RSA Cert. #1686
SHS Cert. #2600
Triple-DES Cert. #1794
Other Algorithms
Diffie-Hellman (key agreement; key establishment methodology provides between 112 and 202 bits of encryption strength); MD5; HMAC MD5; RSA (key wrapping; key establishment methodology provides between 112 and 256 bits of encryption strength)
Software Versions


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Sandra Hernandez
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Marie Fraser
Phone: +353 21 7306043

Validation History

Date Type Lab
2/2/2016 Initial COACT INC CAFE LAB