What is NIST FIPS 140-2 and Why Should You Care?

Oct 2015

What is NIST FIPS 140-2 and Why Should You Care?


Lock FIPS“Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 140-2 is a U.S. Government computer security standard used to accredit cryptographic modules” is the official definition, but what does that mean to you? Well if you are a managed service provider looking to handle Federal or Military IT contracts than you need to make sure that all aspects of your offering meet this standard. Alternatively if you are an end user who wants to make sure that their data is being protected on the same level as the U.S. Federal government as well as the Military, than you should deal with MSP’s who can provide this certification.

However, there is something that you should be on the lookout for. Many products and MSP’s will state they are FIPS 140-2 compliant. Asigra is FIPS 140-2 certified. So what does that mean and what is the difference? Well it means that Asigra has gone a step further and has ensured to go through the proper auditing process to receive our FIPS Certification for backup.

Make sure that your data and the data of your customers is always being protected to the highest standard available. Contact an Asigra representative today to find out more about how you can protect your vital information.

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