Software House achieves FIPS 197

Sunday, June 1, 2008

BOCA RATON, Fla.-- Software House, an access control brand of Tyco International, has announced its C-CURE 9000 Event Management System has attained the U.S. Government’s Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS) 197 validation.

FIPS 197 validation is the government’s standard for Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption algorithm. It is the preferred cryptographic method utilized by U.S. government agencies due to its high-level cryptographic key

C-CURE 9000 provides a highly secure solution, both from physical and logical security perspectives, by leveraging standard IT processes and innovative architecture. C-CURE 9000 fully supports the Software House iSTAR eX controller, which is capable of reading the full Federal Agency Smart Credential Number (FASC-N) of the FIPS 201 PIV card. iSTAR eX was recently placed on the FIPS 140-2 validation list.

The FIPS 197 standard is a joint effort by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) under the Canadian government.