NetHawk VPN hardware gets FIPS approval

NetHawk VPN hardware gets FIPS approval

NetHawk virtual private network hardware from Cylink Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif., has received certification under Federal Information Processing Standard 140-1 for encrypting sensitive but unclassified information.

NetHawk is standalone VPN hardware with an internal certificate authority. The certificate authority issues public- and private-key pairs that identify and secure traffic between users across a network. The VPN can handle up to 20,000 simultaneous connections.

NetHawk received its certification in April.

Four other VPN products are on the FIPS certified list, which is at csrc.nist.gov/cryptval/140-1/140val-all.htm. They are the Secure Integrated VPN from Cisco Systems Inc. of San Jose, Calif.; LANRover VPN Gateway from Intel Network Systems Inc. of Toronto; NetFortress GVPN from Fortress Technologies Inc. of Oldmar, Fla.; and SafeNet/LAN VPN Encryptor from Information Resource Engineering Inc. of Baltimore.

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