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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #2578


Module Name
IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System Version 4.6.2
FIPS 140-2
 Historical Reason
Moved to historical list due to sunsetting
Overall Level
When installed, initialized and configured as specified in the Security Policy Section 3. The module generates cryptographic keys whose strengths are modified by available entropy
Security Level Exceptions
  • Mitigation of Other Attacks: N/A
Module Type
Multi-Chip Stand Alone
The Network Intrusion Prevention System (NIPS) automatically blocks malicious attacks while preserving network bandwidth and availability. The appliances are purpose-built, Layer 2 network security appliances that you can deploy either at the gateway or the network to block intrusion attempts, denial of service (DoS) attacks, malicious code, backdoors, spyware, peer-to-peer applications, and a growing list of threats without requiring extensive network reconfiguration.
Tested Configuration(s)
  • N/A
Approved Algorithms
AES Certs. #3204 and #3210
DRBG Certs. #679 and #682
ECDSA Certs. #588 and #591
HMAC Certs. #2018 and #2023
RSA Certs. #1633 and #1635
SHS Certs. #2651 and #2657
Triple-DES Certs. #1825 and #1827
Other Algorithms
RSA (key wrapping; key establishment methodology provides 112 or 128 bits of encryption strength); NDRNG
Hardware Versions
GX4004, GX5008C, GX5008SFP, GX5208C, GX5208SFP, GX7412 and GX7800 with Tamper Evident Label Kit: 00VM255
Firmware Versions


IBM Security
6303 Barfield Road
Atlanta, GA 30328

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Phone: 404-348-9293

Validation History

Date Type Lab
3/7/2016 Initial COACT INC CAFE LAB