FIPS Validated vs FIPS Compliant, What's The Difference?

By Robert Vamosi | 7/17/14 5:45 PM


A lot of companies are saying they are FIPS 140-2 compliant. This is not the same as saying they are FIPS 140-2 certified or validated. The differences are important to recognize.

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DeviceLine Radio: Philippe Winthrop On Enterprise Mobility

By Robert Vamosi | 3/7/13 9:09 PM

My guest this week is Philippe Winthrop (@biz_mobility), vice president of corporate strategy at Veliq. He is also the founder of the Enterprise Mobility Foundation, which calls itself a global community builder and evangelist for showcasing the value of successfully deploying and managing mobility solutions within organizations in the public and private sector. They recently published a paper entitled Five Predictions for Enterprise Mobility in 2013, which we talk about.

You can hear the full conversation, along with a recap of this week’s news here.

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Or you can read the full transcript of the conversation below.

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CPU Tech and Mocana Deliver Next-Generation Secure Embedded Platforms for Military

By JDavis | 4/18/11 5:08 AM

Mocana and CPU Tech, a leader in trusted and secure processing solutions, announced on Monday that they have partnered to build confidentiality, integrity and authentication features directly into the Acalis Sentry product line.

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Freescale Enhances MQX Security with Mocana's NanoSSL and NanoSSH

By JDavis | 10/13/10 6:28 AM

AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 13, 2010 – Freescale Semiconductor announced today it is offering expanded security capabilities for its MQX™ real-time operating system (RTOS) by integrating source code versions of Mocana’s NanoSSL™ and NanoSSH™ software. Freescale customers can download and unlock special MQX-optimized versions of Mocana’s code for just $199 (USD) through Freescale and redistribute an unlimited number of binary copies in their own solutions, royalty-free.

Through this offering, embedded developers will have access to fully supported commercial cryptography solutions with instant online access to source-code versions of the NanoSSL and NanoSSH client software products. Integrated into Freescale’s Processor Expert configuration tool, NanoSSL and NanoSSH allow easy implementation and customization through embedded components and do not require crypto expertise on the part of the developer.

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Vocality Picks Mocana to Protect New Portable Satellite Communications Gear for Soldiers

By JDavis | 9/7/10 2:48 PM

Vocality, a company that builds ultra-portable network routers and secure voice over IP devices for tactical and defense applications, announced that it has standardized on Mocana's Device Security Framework™ technology to provide security services for its miniature BASICS IP router designed for military backpacks, also known as "manpacks" and first responder communications platforms. The Vocality BASICS IP product offers a fully PC104-compliant network router in an ultraportable form factor, perfect for integration into soldiers' tactical kits, manpacks and field communications kits.

The BASICS IP router package, incorporating Mocana's IP security capability, is available and shipping today to Vocality's end users and systems integrator partners.

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ClearCube Secures Centralized Computing Solutions with Mocana

By Mocana | 7/13/10 2:01 PM

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2010
Mocana Corporation, a company that focuses on securing networked devices, today announced that ClearCube Technology, Inc. has licensed its NanoSSH and NanoSSL technology to securely manage its centralized and virtualized computing solutions. ClearCube's solutions allow users to integrate powerful PC blade technology, cutting edge user access devices and expert professional services to give organizations comprehensive, high performance centralized computing and virtual desktop solutions. With a growing proportion of enterprise business being done on client side devices in centralized/virtualized environments, secure management is critical.

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Android Platform Sees First Military Application

By JDavis | 6/22/10 11:54 AM

We previously posted about the growth of Google's Android platform beyond the realm of smartphones into a range of consumer electronic devices. And now, as recently reported on, a major military defense contractor has brought Android in to the battlefield in what could be the first military application of Google's open source platform.

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Government Certifies First Android Crypto Software with NSA Suite B

By Mocana | 6/1/10 1:29 PM

Official FIPS 140-2 Validation for Mocana NanoCrypto Android Should Make it Easier for Military, Government and Contractors to Specify Android Devices

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Mocana announces First Government-Certified Crypto for iPhone, iPad

By Mocana | 4/5/10 10:30 AM

FIPS 140-2 Validation for Mocana NanoCrypto™ Removes An Obstacle to Federal Purchases of Apple Devices "Off the Shelf"

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 5, 2010 -- Mocana Corporation, a company that focuses on securing non-PC connected devices, today announced that it has earned the government's first FIPS 140-2 level one validation for an encryption product running on the Apple iPhone or iPad.

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Syn-Tech Selects Mocana to Secure Department of Defense Fuel Systems and Handhelds

By Mocana | 2/4/10 7:35 AM

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2010 -- Syn-Tech Systems, Inc., a dynamic defense and commercial engineering design and manufacturing firm specializing in materials handling, munitions support and automated fuel management systems, today announced a partnership with Mocana to secure fueling systems and associated ruggedized handhelds for the Department of Defense. Syn-Tech is using Mocana’s NanoCrypto device integrity software to encrypt RF communications between the mobile handheld devices and the data collection system mounted in fueling vehicles in the Syn-Tech Fuelmaster® Automated Point of Sale Device and Commercial Automated Data Capture systems. The device gathers billing information and sales transaction data and sends it via 2.4Ghz RF back to their office application. These systems are used by the Department of Defense and commercial fuel suppliers to capture fuel sales.

The announcement is timely, given the recent revelations in the Wall Street Journal of Iraqi and Afghan insurgents' repeated interceptions of unencrypted satellite downlinks from the military's fleet of Predator unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. Military and commercial contractors alike are on notice to encrypt all sensitive dataflows, especially those as logistically strategic as fuel consumption and distribution statistics which could be used by enemies to predict troop movements and deployment strength.

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