Kaseya the leading global provider of automated IT systems management services, has announced the Kaseya Virtual System Administrator (VSA) has achieved a level one validation against Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules.
Kaseya actively participated in IT government security validation process signifying the company’s commitment to providing users with trusted security product. FIPS 140-2 validation is a requirement for any cryptographic product, which will be used in a US government agency network.
“The FIPS 140-2 validation, when joined with the Common Criteria Certification that we earned last year, gives Kaseya the credibility to pursue government contracts globally,” says Mark Sutherland, Kaseya president and co-founder.
“The third party validation by FIPS and CCC enables our customers and prospects to know that we have security protocols in place to meet their requirements.”
The FIPS standard, which is mandated by law in the US and very strictly enforced in Canada, is also currently being reviewed by ISO to become an international standard. FIPS 140-2 is gaining worldwide recognition as an important benchmark for third-party validations of cryptographic products of all kinds.
FIPS 140-2 validation of the Kaseya Virtual System Administrator will provide users with a high degree of security, assurance and dependability.
The FIPS 140-2 standard is a joint effort by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States, and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), under the Canadian government.
The Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), headed by this joint body, provides module and algorithm testing for FIPS 140-2.
The standard applies to Federal agencies using cryptographic modules to protect sensitive government data in computer and telecommunication systems. FIPS 140-2 provides third-party assurance of cryptographic modules that have been validated against a set of functional requirements for a product that may be purchased by a government agency.
In order to expedite the FIPS 140-2 validation process, Kaseya has partnered with Corsec Security, a consulting firm with over 14 years of validation experience.
“We are thrilled to have become a partner of Kaseya in their pursuit of Common Criteria and FIPS 140-2 validations of the Kaseya Virtual System Administrator,” says Matthew Appler, CEO and co-founder, Corsec Security.
“Kaseya has shown tremendous commitment to their customers by achieving not only this FIPS validation, but also a Common Criteria certification.”