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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #3712


Module Name
SonicWall Network Security Virtual Appliances
FIPS 140-2
 Historical Reason
SP 800-56Arev3 transition
Overall Level
When operated in FIPS mode, installed, initialized and configured as specified in Sections 1.3.1 and 8 of the Security Policy
Security Level Exceptions
  • Roles, Services, and Authentication: Level 2
  • Physical Security: N/A
  • Design Assurance: Level 3
  • Mitigation of Other Attacks: N/A
Module Type
Multi-Chip Stand Alone
The NSv series delivers the automated real-time breach detection and prevention organizations need by utilizing innovative deep learning technologies in the SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform. This platform delivers cloud-based threat prevention and network management plus reporting and analytics for organizations of any size.
Tested Configuration(s)
  • SonicOS v6.5.4 on VMware ESXi 6.5 running on Dell PowerEdge M630 with Intel Xeon E5
  • SonicOS v6.5.4 on VMware ESXi 6.7 running on Dell PowerEdge R630 with Intel Xeon E5
Approved Algorithms
AES Cert. #C965
CKG vendor affirmed
CVL Cert. #C965
DRBG Cert. #C965
DSA Cert. #C965
ECDSA Cert. #C965
HMAC Cert. #C965
KTS AES Cert. #C965 and HMAC Cert. #C965; key establishment methodology provides between 128 and 256 bits of encryption strength
RSA Cert. #C965
SHS Cert. #C965
Triple-DES Cert. #C965
Allowed Algorithms
Diffie-Hellman (CVL Certs. #C965 with #C965, key agreement; key establishment methodology provides 112 bits of encryption strength); EC Diffie-Hellman (CVL Certs. #C965 with #C965, key agreement; key establishment methodology provides 128 or 192 bits of encryption strength); NDRNG; RSA (key wrapping; key establishment methodology provides 112 bits of encryption strength)
Firmware Versions
SonicOS v6.5.4


SonicWall, Inc.
1033 McCarthy Boulevard
Milpitas, CA 95035

Lawrence Wagner
Phone: 408-752-7886

Validation History

Date Type Lab
9/22/2020 Initial ACUMEN SECURITY, LLC
9/30/2020 Update ACUMEN SECURITY, LLC
2/25/2021 Update ACUMEN SECURITY, LLC