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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #3167


Module Name
IBM® Corporation LTO Generation 7 and Generation 8 Encrypting Tape Drive
FIPS 140-2
 Historical Reason
Moved to historical list due to sunsetting
Overall Level
When operated in FIPS mode. No assurance of the minimum strength of generated keys
Security Level Exceptions
  • Mitigation of Other Attacks: N/A
Module Type
Multi-Chip Stand Alone
The IBM® Corporation LTO Generation 7 and Generation 8 Encrypting Tape Drive provides AES-GCM encryption of customer data recorded to tape. Both encryption and compression are implemented in the hardware for optimum performance. Six different host interface types of the LTO Generation 7 "brick" unit are FIPS certified as a multi-chip, standalone cryptographic module. In customer operation the "brick" unit may be embedded in bridge box or in a canister package for operation in a library.
Tested Configuration(s)
  • N/A
Approved Algorithms
AES Certs. #3357, #3358 and #4810
CKG vendor affirmed
DRBG Cert. #1672
KTS AES Cert. #4810
RSA Cert. #2634
SHS Cert. #3954
Allowed Algorithms
NDRNG; RSA (key wrapping; key establishment methodology provides 112 bits of encryption strength)
Hardware Versions
38L7450 EC Level M13681 [1][4], 38L7464 EC Level M13681 [2][5], 38L7462 EC Level M13681 [3][6], 01PL347 EC Level N99440 [7][10][13], 01PL351 EC Level N99440 [8][11][14], 01PL349 EC Level N99440 [9][12][15]
Firmware Versions
LTO7_G986.fcp_fh_f.fmrz [1], LTO7_G986.fcp_hh_f.fmrz [2], LTO7_G986.sas_hh_f.fmrz [3], LTO7_G986.fcp_fh_f_OEMD.fmrz [4], LTO7_G986.fcp_hh_f_OEMD.fmrz [5], LTO7_G986.sas_hh_f_OEMD.fmrz [6], LTO8_J4D0.fcp_fh_f.fmrz [7], LTO8_J4D1.fcp_hh_f.fmrz [8], LTO8_J4D1.sas_hh_f.fmrz [9], LTO8_J4D0.fcp_fh_f_OEMD.fmrz [10], LTO8_J4D1.fcp_hh_f_OEMD.fmrz [11], LTO8_J4D1.sas_hh_f_OEMD.fmrz [12], LTO8_J4D0.fcp_fh_f_OEMS.fmrz [13], LTO8_J4D1.fcp_hh_f_OEMS.fmrz [14], LTO8_J4D1.sas_hh_f_OEMS.fmrz [15]


IBM® Corporation
9032 S Rita Road
Tucson, AZ 85744

Kevin D. Butt
Phone: 520-799-5280

Validation History

Date Type Lab
4/10/2018 Initial LEIDOS CSTL
10/12/2018 Update LEIDOS CSTL