What is FIPS 140-2?
The best managed file transfer software contains the latest encryption, and the latest cryptographic standards are found in FIPS 140-2. The FIPS 140-2 encryption standards were issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and contain strict guidelines for ensuring that cryptographic-based products properly safeguard data transmissions. The government established a FIPS 140-2 accreditation program for vendors that develop cryptographic modules, and the testing of cryptographic modules is handled by approved third-party laboratories. bTrade’s managed file transfer products contain cryptography that has received FIPS 140-2 validation.
Why is FIPS Validation Important for the Managed File Transfer Process?
Traditional methods of transmitting information, such as via email or FTP, generally do not meet the FIPS 140-2 standards. If you exchange files with the federal government, it is critical that your data transmission is encrypted with a FIPS-compliant cryptographic module. In fact, federal agencies and contractors are prohibited from buying a managed file transfer solution that does not contain FIPS-validated encryption.
Managed File Transfer and FIPS 140-2 Certification
When researching managed file transfer software, it is important to determine if they have a FIPS-compliant module available, especially if you are exchanging data with the federal government or highly regulated industries. By incorporating FIPS-compliant cryptography in your managed file transfer process, it becomes much easier to do business with the federal government and other regulated industries.
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