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Utimaco Renews NIST Certification

Aug 30, 2007 (09:08 PM EDT)

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FOXBORO, Mass. and OBERURSEL -- Utimaco – The Data Security Company, today announced that SafeGuard CryptoServer has been awarded a renewed certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. and the Communications Security Establishment in Canada (CSE) in accordance with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, Level 3. SafeGuard CryptoServer is a tamperproof hardware security module (HSM) that securely generates, stores and applies cryptographic keys and certificates during encryption and digital signature processes.

FIPS certification provides customers with objective help in decision-making and creates an atmosphere of trust and acceptance in important customer sectors. This important IT security standard for cryptographic modules is the world’s benchmark for both governmental bodies and companies in the private sector.

“Organizations rely on recognized international standards such as FIPS to provide reliable and objective criterion to help them select the best security solutions to safeguard mission critical data assets,” stated Dieter Bong, Utimaco Product Manager. “As we continue to evolve our SafeGuard CryptoServer platform to meet customer needs, it is important that we demonstrate our ongoing commitment to evaluation and certification.”

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