Raritan Introduces First Digital KVM Switch with FIPS 140-2 Certified Encryption Module for Secure Data Center Access

Company: Raritan
Published: 12 January, 2010
Raritan today announced the first digital KVM switch with an embedded Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 certified encryption module, making it the most secure KVM-over-IP switch in the industry.

Designed to protect sensitive information in data centers, the FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Module in the Dominion KX II Release 2.2 encrypts KVM session traffic consisting of video, keyboard, mouse, virtual media and smart card data.

"The FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Module used by the Dominion KX II meets the requirements for the U.S. and Canadian mandates for cryptographic-based security systems to protect sensitive information," said Richard Dominach, Senior Product Manager at Raritan. "Raritan's solutions can help organizations in government, military, financial, healthcare, retail and other security-conscious segments secure their information. This new security feature is the latest in a long line of industry firsts delivered by the Dominion KX II."

The Cryptographic Module used by the Dominion KX II has been validated by the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) for FIPS 140-2 Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, and other FIPS cryptography-based standards. The FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Module is available on all Dominion KX II enterprise models with Release 2.2 firmware.

The FIPS mode status is displayed on the KX II User Interface. When in FIPS mode: KVM, virtual media and smart card encryption is enforced, FIPS-approved encryption algorithms are mandated, and passwords are stored via FIPS-approved hashes. Customers can also create FIPS-compliant SSL certificates with approved hashes.