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NewsForge: OpenSSL Receives FIPS Certification

Jan 23, 2006, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Feller)

"The Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), a joint effort of the US and Canadian governments, approved the validation of the OpenSSL open source security toolkit for implementation of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols on Friday.

"OpenSSL is already in use by companies and organizations around the world. However, validation that the toolkit meets the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 regulations means that US and Canadian government agencies that handle sensitive data can use the free, open source security software..."

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