FIPS 140-2 for government use

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Mon Mar 26 18:21:26 UTC 2007

On Mar 26, 2007, at 10:01 AM, Lorraine Chin wrote:
> Does anyone know if FreeBSD supports any hardware security module  
> (cryptoprocessor) certified for FIPS 140-2 or know if there are  
> future plans to do this?
> My company has a product based on FreeBSD that wants to incorporate  
> a FIPS 140-2 certified cryptoprocessor, required for use in the  
> government but all the boards on the market are developed and FIPS- 
> certifed for LInux, Solaris, AIX, etc... just NOT FreeBSD.

See "man cryptodev"; FreeBSD also has device drivers for the Hi/FN,  
VIA AES, SafeNet 1x41, & Broadcom/BlueSteel uBsec 5x0x devices.


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