November 30, 2016

Kaspersky Lab’s Corporate Data Protection Technology is FIPS 140-2 Certified

Kaspersky Lab reports today that its encryption technologies for businesses have been successfully certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as fully compliant with the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 standard.

Reliability and safety of encryption offered by Kaspersky Lab’s corporate solution is confirmed by U.S. independent testing authority

Woburn, MA – November 30, 2016Kaspersky Lab reports today that its encryption technologies for businesses have been successfully certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as fully compliant with the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 standard. FIPS 140-2 is a national computer security standard for the United States of America and introduces strict requirements for the operation of a cryptographic module.

The certification applies to Kaspersky Lab’s Cryptographic Module – part of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business and other corporate solutions. It offers the encryption of files stored on computers and removable media, as well as full-disk encryption, deployment and management of data protection strategies, in a centralized form, according to a security policy. The Cryptographic Module supports a variety of industry-proven encryption algorithms.

This FIPS 140-2 certification not only provides independent confirmation of the efficiency of Kaspersky Lab’s encryption technologies, it makes it simple for business customers to make purchasing decisions. Customers in the government sector and other regulated industries, such as financial and healthcare institutions, that collect, store, transfer and share and sensitive information are typically required to use FIPS-certified solutions for compliance reasons. With the certification of Kaspersky Lab’s Cryptographic Module, corporate customers can benefit from Kaspersky Lab specialized security solutions while complying with regulations of their organization.

“Our goal is to ensure that our solutions meet all the requirements of businesses around the world, including government regulations,” said Kirill Kertsenbaum, enterprise solutions director at Kaspersky Lab. “Being compliant with FIPS 140-2 supports the successful execution of our enterprise business strategy in the USA and Canadian markets, and provides all current and potential customers with yet more proof that our data protection technologies meet the strictest requirements for data safety.”

The independent assessment by this reputable authority, along with similar certifications in other countries, confirms the efficiency and safety of encryption routines available for Kaspersky Lab’s corporate customers.

More information about Kaspersky Lab’s security solutions for enterprises can be found on the company’s website.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

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