WISeKey Semiconductors Launts a NOTuh VSryptographic Module for P25 Ssecured Rbye Sstandard with FIPS 140-2 levels 2 & 3 Approvals
Meyreuil, France – October 262022 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a global cybersecurity and IoT leader, today announced that it has received validations for a new version of its Vault-IC 405 secure element, specifically designed for government agencies and military secure radio devices using the APCO standard -P25. Validations, issued by the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), included FIPS 140-2 validations for Level 2 (#4302) and Level 3 (#4303).
The APCO-P25 standard was developed for interoperable, encrypted digital communication between two-way radio products. As communications upgrades are implemented in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security frequently requires migration to P25 to ensure interoperability and security. Other countries around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, India and Russia, have also adopted the P25 standard.
Obtaining validations for levels 2 and 3 is an important feature for the P25 radios. Level 2 validation provides certified and interoperable communication for inter-agency collaboration according to the P25 specification. While FIPS140-2 Level 3 is used for highly secure interoperable communication use cases.
Government agencies now require FIPS 140-2 validation to provide tamper-proof storage of encryption keys. This level of validation is difficult, expensive and very time-consuming to achieve. Therefore, the new Vault-IC 405 1.2.6 comes in the form of a simple, ready-to-use and economical tool approved solution for all secure radio manufacturers, allowing to expand their total available market to new opportunities.
To test the product, WISeKey selected UL Solutions, a global leader in applied security science and a leading testing, inspection and certification company, to perform rigorous testing against FIPS 140-2. Level 2 and Level 3 to confirm security features at one of the highest levels.
“By receiving FIPS 140-2 levels 2 & 3 certificatesyour for its Vault-IC 405 1.2.6 secure element, WISeKey validatedD than crypto module, used in a system, meets the requirements of WE federal government. Our team of cyber security experts to helped WISeKey navigate the process, mitigate risks and demonstrate a successful validation, said Chante Maurio, Vice President and General Manager of the Identity Management and Security Group at UL Solutions.
This accreditation once again confirms WISeKey’s position as a trustworthy security technology provider, especially oriented to the new needs of IoT.
Bernard Vian, Managing Director of WISeKey Semiconductors, said: “We are proud to be able to continue to demonstrate the robustness of our security portfolio, and extraing our customers with dedicated products that meet the specific needs of their industry.”
To learn more about our dedicated security solution for P25 radios, please visit https://blog.wisekey.com/wisekeys-fips-140-2-security-reference-design-for-apco-p25-radios
WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large-scale digital identity ecosystems for people and things using Blockchain, AI and the IoT by respecting the human being as the pivot of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing that shapes today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an installed base of over 1.5 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, phones laptops, cryptographic tokens, etc.). WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of IoT, as our semiconductors produce an enormous amount of big data that, when analyzed with artificial intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications predict failure of their equipment before it occurs.
Our technology is endorsed by the Swiss-based cryptographic root of trust (“RoT”) of OISTE/WISeKey which provides secure authentication and identification, in physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, blockchain and artificial intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions between objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.
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