CMVPCryptographic Module Validation Program (NIST/CSE)
CMVPCertified Measurement and Verification Professional
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The CMVP uses laboratories accredited by NIST's National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program to test cryptographic products that conform to FIPS.
Annabelle Lee, director of the CMVP said, "We are excited that Logica has joined the Cryptographic Module Validation Programme and congratulate them on having successfully completed a very complex accreditation process to become the first CMVP laboratory outside North America.
Simon Milford, CMVP laboratory director, Logica, added, "This success is a great achievement for Logica and builds on an already strong reputation that our Security Practice has in the field of security validation and testing.
Second, the CMVP celebrated the signing of the 200th certificate with the validation of the Promail II (Simply Postage III).
The CMVP is a joint effort between NIST and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) of the Government of Canada.
Randy Hoff, PE, CEM, CMVP — Chief Executive Officer
The five CMVP laboratories test cryptographic modules to the requirements of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-1, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules.
The queue for products awaiting government review falls in the Review Pending phase, which marks the point when a validation laboratory has completed testing of the product and has submitted their final report to the CMVP.
The successful certifications are shown on the NIST CMVP validated products website (certification numbers 1470 and 1492).
Yan Liu, managing director, ATSEC China, said: "The success of ZTE's FIPS CAVP validation indicates the high assurance of the algorithm implementations on these products and ATSEC will continue to work with ZTE on FIPS CMVP testing and validation.
To achieve FIPS 140-2 validation, products are tested under the FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) 140-2 publication guidelines by CMVP (Cryptographic Module Validation Program), which is jointly managed by the National Institute of Standards and Testing (NIST) and the Canadian Communications Security Establishment (CSE).
The CMVPs act as farmers, nurturing the accounts, while market sector VPs (MSVPs) are the "hunters," working closely with customer managers to refine service and support needs and define market opportunities.