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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #3231


Module Name
ProtectServer Internal Express 2 (PSI-E2)
FIPS 140-2
 Historical Reason
SP 800-56Arev3 transition
Overall Level
When operated in FIPS mode and installed, initialized and configured as specified in the Security Policy Section 3
Security Level Exceptions
  • Mitigation of Other Attacks: N/A
Module Type
Multi-Chip Embedded
The SafeNet PSI-E 2 is a high-end intelligent PCI adapter card, used either standalone or in the SafeNet PSE 2 appliance, that provides a wide range of cryptographic functions using firmware and dedicated hardware processors. The module provides key management (e.g., generation, storage, deletion, and backup), an extensive suite of cryptographic mechanisms, and process management including separation between operators. The PSI-E 2 also features non-volatile tamper protected memory for key storage, a hardware random number generator, and an RTC.
Tested Configuration(s)
  • N/A
Approved Algorithms
AES Certs. #4849, #4960 and #5299
DRBG Cert. #1704
DSA Cert. #1372
ECDSA Cert. #1385
HMAC Cert. #3498
KAS Cert. #172
KTS AES Cert. #5299; key establishment methodology provides between 128 and 256 bits of encryption strength
KTS Triple-DES Cert. #2676; key establishment methodology provides 112 bits of encryption strength
RSA Cert. #2837
SHS Cert. #4252
Triple-DES Certs. #2573 and #2676
Allowed Algorithms
EC Diffie-Hellman (key agreement; key establishment methodology provides between 112 or 256 bits of encryption strength); NDRNG; RSA (key wrapping; key establishment methodology provides between 112 and 150 bits of encryption strength)
Hardware Versions
VBD-05, Version Code 0200
Firmware Versions
5.01.02 and 5.01.03


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Validation History

Date Type Lab
7/12/2018 Initial EWA CANADA
1/31/2019 Update EWA CANADA