ViPNet Crypto Core is part of the Federal Information Processing Standard Cryptographic Module Validation Program
November 4th, 2013, the ViPNet Common Crypto Core has met the The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication FIPS 140-1 and FIPS 140-2, FIPS is a U.S. government computer security standard used to accredit cryptographic modules. The ViPNet Common Crypto core has been announced in the Core Cryptographic Module Validation Program FIPS 140-1 and FIPS 140-2 Modules In Process List. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued the FIPS 140 Publication Series to coordinate the requirements and standards for cryptography modules that include both hardware and software components. Federal agencies and departments can validate that the module in use is covered by an existing FIPS 140-1 or FIPS 140-2 certificate that specifies the exact module name, hardware, software, firmware, and/or applet version numbers. The cryptographic modules are produced by the private sector or open source communities for use by the U.S. government and other regulated industries (such as financial and health-care institutions) that collect, store, transfer, share and disseminate sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information. A commercial cryptographic module is also commonly referred to as a Hardware Security Module.