Juniper Networks Continues to Deliver NIST FIPS 140-2 Certifications

By Elevate posted 09-13-2016 13:07


I am happy to report that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) has issued five Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Certifications for the following Juniper Networks devices:


FIPS Certification #2690-

MX240, MX480, and MX960 Universal Edge Routers with Multi-services Modular Processing Card (MS-MPC)


FIPS Certification #2696-

SRX100, SRX110, SRX210, SRX220, SRX240, SRX550, and SRX650 Services Gateways


FIPS Certification #2719-

SRX1400, SRX3400, and SRX3600 Services Gateways


FIPS Certification #2730-

SRX5400, SRX5600, and SRX5800 Services Gateways


FIPS Certification #2734-

LN1000 Mobile Secure Router


FIPS 140-2 is a mandatory standard for the protection of sensitive data and is applicable to all Federal Agencies that use cryptographic-based security systems to protect sensitive information in computer and telecommunications systems.


FIPS certification continues to be challenging as NIST requirements evolve including the deprecation of cryptographic algorithms that were once approved and increased focus on important cryptography elements like maintaining sufficient entropy and using strong deterministic random bit generators (DRBG).