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Tripwire takes trip toward FIPS 140-2 certification

Tripwire announced that Tripwire Enterprise is in the process to achieve certification for the Federal Information Processing Standard for cryptographic models, FIPS 140-2, by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

More than 6,500 organizations use Tripwire’s configuration assessment and change auditing software, the company said.

FIPS 140-2 is the standard information technology security accreditation program for cryptographic modules produced by private sector vendors who seek to have their products certified for use in government departments and regulated industries that collect, store, transfer, share and disseminate sensitive information.

Most federal departments, including the Defense Department, require FIPS 140-2 validation to protect the integrity of files that cross their networks.

“Government certifications such as FIPS provide prospective buyers with the extra level of validation necessary to know they are getting a data protection solution that has been extensively tested and proven,” said Dan Schoenbaum, Tripwire’s chief operating officer.

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