UC540/ESW switches FIPS-140 compliant?

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Apr 8th, 2010

Hey guys,

I have a customer that is one step away from purchasing several UC540s with ESW switches but are wondering specifically if these items are FIPS 140 compliant.  Can anybody speak to this?



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Alberto Montilla Sat, 04/10/2010 - 08:15

Dear Sir;

These products have not been officially certified for FIPS-140 compliance. Traditionally all IOS based products are set as FIPS-140 level 2 compliance. As the ESW provides access via username and password, they could be considered as FIPS-140 Level 2, although no formal compliance either.

If you require formal FIPS-140 compliance, I suggest you go for UCME on ISRs 2800 and 3800 series. I personally don't know which of the Catalyst switches model provide compliancy, but sure there are many.



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