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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #4525


Module Name
Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches
FIPS 140-2
Sunset Date
Overall Level
When operated in FIPS mode, installed, initialized and configured as specified in Section 3 of the Security Policy. This module contains the embedded module 'ACT2Lite Cryptographic Module' validated to FIPS 140-2 under Cert. #3637 operating in FIPS mode
Security Level Exceptions
  • Roles, Services, and Authentication: Level 3
  • Design Assurance: Level 2
  • Mitigation of Other Attacks: N/A
Module Type
Multi-Chip Stand Alone
The Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches are stackable enterprise switching platform built for security, IoT, mobility, and cloud. The switches meet FIPS 140-2 overall Level 1 requirements as multi-chip standalone modules. The modules include cryptographic algorithms implemented in IOS-XE software as well as hardware ASIC. Advanced security feature supports MACsec encryption, hardware anchored secure boot and Secure Unique Device Identification (SUDI) support.
Tested Configuration(s)
  • N/A
Approved Algorithms
AES Certs. #A1462, #C431 and #4769
CKG vendor affirmed
CVL Certs. #A1462 and #C431
DRBG Certs. #A1462 and #C431
DSA Cert. #C431
ECDSA Certs. #A1462 and #C431
HMAC Certs. #A1462 and #C431
KAS KAS-SSC Cert. #A1462, CVL Certs. #A1462 and #C431
KAS-SSC Cert. #A1462
KBKDF Certs. #A1462 and #C431
KTS AES Cert. #A1462; key establishment methodology provides between 128 and 256 bits of encryption strength
KTS AES Cert. #C431; key establishment methodology provides between 128 and 256 bits of encryption strength
RSA Certs. #A1462, #C220 and #C431
SHS Certs. #A1462, #C220 and #C431
Allowed Algorithms
NDRNG; RSA (key wrapping; key establishment methodology provides between 112 and 128 bits of encryption strength)
Hardware Versions
Cisco Catalyst C9500-32C, Cisco Catalyst C9500-32QC, Cisco Catalyst C9500-48YC, Cisco Catalyst C9500-24YC, Cisco Catalyst C9500-24Q, Cisco Catalyst C9500-12Q, Cisco Catalyst C9500-40X and Cisco Catalyst C9500-16X with components C9500-NM-8X and C9500-NM-2Q
Firmware Versions
Cisco IOS-XE 16.9.2, Cisco IOS-XE 16.12 and Cisco IOS-XE 17.3


Cisco Systems, Inc.
170 West Tasman Dr.
San Jose, CA 95134

Laura Stubbs

Validation History

Date Type Lab
5/26/2023 Initial ACUMEN SECURITY, LLC