S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c @ c i s c o . c o m
The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication 140-2, Security Requirements for
Cryptographic Modules, details the U.S. government requirements for cryptographic modules. FIPS
140-2 specifies that a cryptographic module shall be a set of hardware, software, firmware, or some
combination thereof that implements cryptographic functions or processes, including cryptographic
algorithms and, optionally, key generation, and is contained within a defined cryptographic boundary.
FIPS specifies certain crypto algorithms as secure, and it also identifies which algorithms should be used
if a cryptographic module is to be called FIPS compliant.
Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.1(1) implements FIPS features and is currently in the certification
process with the U.S. government, but it is not FIPS compliant at this time.
This chapter includes the following sections:
Configuration Guidelines, page 30-2
Enabling FIPS Mode, page 30-2
FIPS Self-Tests, page 30-2
OL-16184-01, Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.x
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