SkyRecon Systems, the premier provider of integrated, proactive
endpoint protection platforms, today announced it has received FIPS
140-2 validation for its Flexible Data Encryption module – a core
component of the company’s endpoint security suite StormShield. FIPS 140-2 is a rigorous federal security accreditation jointly
defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) that
establishes the standard used to accredit encryption algorithms and
modules intended for use in protecting sensitive information.
SkyRecon’s Flexible Data Encryption has now met this standard.
Leveraging AES encryption standard, the SkyRecon Flexible Data Encryption
module is delivered through a streamlined SDK that provides an
extremely lightweight, efficient implementation of on-the-fly
file-based encryption, removable device encryption, and pre-boot
full-disk encryption services – all in a single, lightweight endpoint
SkyRecon’s Flexible Data Encryption will provide the immediate
benefit of quality assurance, security confidence, and data
confidentiality to its existing customers under maintenance that
receive the v5.5 scheduled for release in the first quarter 2010. To receive its validation, the SkyRecon Flexible Data Encryption had
to pass a rigorous schedule of encryption testing and work in
cooperation with independent testing facility ICSA Labs, a division of
Verizon Business that offers vendor-neutral testing, validation, and
certification of security products.