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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #3282


Module Name
HPE LTO-7 and LTO-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 HPE LTO-7 and LTO-8 Ultrium tape drives represent Hewlett Packard Enterprise's seventh and eight generations of LTO tape drive technology, capable of storing up to 15TB (LTO-7 compressed 2.5:1) and 30TB (LTO-8 compressed 2.5:1) per cartridge while providing AES 256-bit hardware data encryption to protect the most sensitive data and prevent unauthorized access of tape cartridges. Capable of data transfer rates up to 300 MB/sec (native), its Speed Matching feature further optimizes performance by matching the speed of the host to keep drives streaming and increase the reliability of the drive and media. The HPE LTO-7 and LTO-8 Ultrium tape drives are available as standalone internal and desktop devices or for integration into HPE MSL autoloaders and tape libraries.
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
AQ308A#103 [1], AQ303A#103 [2], AQ338A#103 [3], AQ333A#103 [4]
Firmware Versions
LTO_15000_FC_G986_MSL_S.frm [1], LTO_15000_SAS_G986_MSL_S.frm [2], LTO_30750_FC_J4DB_MSL_S.frm [3], LTO_30750_SAS_J4DB_MSL_S.frm [4]


Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Long Down Avenue
Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8QZ
United Kingdom

Laura Loredo
Phone: 44 (0)560 1090179

Validation History

Date Type Lab
9/12/2018 Initial LEIDOS CSTL
4/8/2019 Update LEIDOS CSTL