"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..."