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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #2741


Module Name
IBM Security Modular Extensible Security Architecture
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
Security Level Exceptions
  • Physical Security: N/A
  • Mitigation of Other Attacks: N/A
Module Type
Multi-Chip Stand Alone
IBM MESA (Modular Extensible Security Architecture) is an appliance framework hosting applications in a secure environment and providing all cryptographic or other security-relevant functions to the application. For example: IBM XGS-virtual is a specific application instance hosted in this fashion.
Tested Configuration(s)
  • RHEL 6.3 Linux on VMware ESXi 5.5 (single-user mode) running on IBM X3550 M2 with Intel Xeon E5530 (2x) processor
Approved Algorithms
AES Certs. #3578 and #3579
CVL Cert. #748
DRBG Certs. #918 and #919
ECDSA Certs. #726 and #727
HMAC Certs. #2278 and #2279
RSA Certs. #1840 and #1841
SHS Certs. #2940 and #2941
Triple-DES Certs. #1991 and #1992
Other Algorithms
Diffie-Hellman (key agreement; key establishment methodology provides 112 or 128 bits of encryption strength); EC Diffie-Hellman (CVL Cert. #748, key agreement; key establishment methodology provides between 112 and 256 bits of encryption strength); MD5; RSA (key wrapping; key establishment methodology provides 112 or 128 bits of encryption strength)
Software Versions
5.3.1 and 5.3.3


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Phone: (404) 348-9293

Validation History

Date Type Lab
9/8/2016 Initial COACT INC CAFE LAB
12/20/2016 Update COACT INC CAFE LAB