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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #3498


Module Name
Ciena Waveserver Ai Encryption Module
FIPS 140-2
 Historical Reason
SP 800-56Arev3 transition
Overall Level
When installed, initialized and configured as specified in Section 12 of the Security Policy
Security Level Exceptions
  • Design Assurance: Level 3
  • Mitigation of Other Attacks: N/A
Module Type
Multi-Chip Embedded
The Ciena Waveserver Ai, with WCS2 and Encryption cards, offers a Layer 1 AES-256-GCM encryption solution for 100GE clients supporting 100Gbs to 400Gb/s wirespeed encryption per line port for enterprises, datacenters and government deployments.
Tested Configuration(s)
  • N/A
Approved Algorithms
AES Certs. #C120, #C122, #C186 and #4438
CKG vendor affirmed
CVL Certs. #C122 and #C186
DRBG Certs. #C122 and #C186
ECDSA Certs. #C122 and #C186
HMAC Certs. #C122 and #C186
KTS Certs. #4438, #C120 and #C122
RSA Cert. #C186
SHS Certs. #C122 and #C186
Allowed Algorithms
EC Diffie-Hellman (CVL Cert. #C122, key agreement; key establishment methodology provides between 128 bits and 256 bits of encryption strength); NDRNG
Hardware Versions
186-1606-820-EB, Revision 003 with PCB P/N: 174-0534-220 Revision 002 [1], [2], [3], [4], PCB P/N: 174-0534-221 Revision 001 [2], [3], [4], or PCB P/N: 174-0534-222 Revision 001 [1], [2], [3], [4] or PCB P/N: 174-0534-223 Revision 001 [2], [3], [4]
Firmware Versions
1.3.5 [1], 1.3.6 [2], 1.3.61 [3] or 1.3.62 [4]


Ciena® Corporation
7035 Ridge Road
Hanover, MD 21076

Sik Heng Foo
Phone: 613-670-2252

Validation History

Date Type Lab
7/24/2019 Initial ACUMEN SECURITY, LLC
12/26/2019 Update ACUMEN SECURITY, LLC
2/21/2020 Update ACUMEN SECURITY, LLC
9/8/2020 Update ACUMEN SECURITY, LLC
12/13/2021 Update ACUMEN SECURITY, LLC