SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covata®, a global leader in Enterprise Data Protection and the creator of Self-Defending Data, today announced that the Secure Objects C++ Cryptographic Module achieved Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1 certification from the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Details of the certification are available here: http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/140val-all.htm#1980.
Considered the benchmark for security within government departments and agencies, the FIPS 140-2 certification assures U.S. and Canadian government customers, systems integrators and resellers that Covata provides the highest level of protection for sensitive information, and complies with strict government security regulations. In order to achieve FIPS 140-2 validation, cryptographic modules are subjected to comprehensive testing by independent, accredited test facilities.
“The certification validates that Covata Secure Objects meets NIST’s strict security and compliance guidelines and delivers to the highest standards for data protection,” said Pete Janke, Chief Executive Officer. “In a world where even the best-defended networks are breached daily, organizations are rapidly turning to data level security to protect sensitive data. Achieving FIPS 140-2 certification demonstrates Covata’s commitment to meeting the data protection requirements of federal agencies worldwide.”
Covata Australia Pty Limited and Covata USA, Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of Cocoon Data Holdings Limited, Sydney, Australia. A complete list of Covata’s certifications is available on the Certifications page of the company web site.
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