Prometheus Talon Completed FIPS 140-2 Certification

Prometheus Security Group Global (PSG), a subsidiary of Q-Free, completed the FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) 140-2 certification package and is now waiting for the issuance of the final certificate.

Picture1As a two-part process, PSG received the official FIPS 197 encryption algorithm certificates from NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), validating Talon’s compliance with encryption standards. There are 11 separate certificates covering every element of security the device offers.

PSG is now awaiting for the issuance of the Module Validation certification. Pending the issuance of certification from NIST, PSG is now listed as a “module in process” on the NIST website.

NIST, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, develops and upholds measurement, standards, and technology. Within NIST is FIPS 140-2, the most current U.S. government computer security requirement for cryptographic modules, or encryption. FIPS 140-2 has also become the standard for encryption beyond the US federal government and is recognized outside the US. It also serves as a reference to what types of cryptography a system may allow and how vulnerable it may be.

Talon provides ultra-high security standards compliant approach to delivery of high-definition (1080p) real-time video and control data over an IP network. With a FIPS 140-2 version of Talon available, clients can operate products using encryption in their networks, ensuring that cryptographic functions used are not easily hacked, changed or manipulated.

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Joe Cardyn, President, Prometheus Security Group Global

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As a subsidiary of Q-Free ASA, PSG Global supports 24/7 mission-critical systems deployed in over 50 locations across the United States, Europe and Pacific Rim. Our commitment to service excellence is evidenced by the continuing business of our clients and the references they provide to others.