At Keytos, ensuring the highest level of data security is not just a priority, it’s a commitment. Today, we are thrilled to announce that we have achieved a milestone that underscores our dedication to this commitment - FIPS inside validation!
For those who might be unfamiliar with or new to the term, FIPS stands for Federal Information Processing Standards. Conceived by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) Computer Security Division, FIPS is a benchmark in data security and computer system standards, and organizations must align with these standards as mandated in the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA).
As you can see, achieving FIPS validation was no small feat! We’re exceptionally proud to share that your Keytos CA keys will be created and protected by FIPS validated components!
…But what does this mean for Keytos, and more importantly, for our esteemed clients and partners?
1) Compliance: It’s not just about meeting a standard but about surpassing it. Government agencies and their contractors must use FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic modules for safeguarding data.
2) Trust: Using FIPS validated components means our key storage providers have endured and passed the most stringent tests by highly accredited, third-party laboratories. When you use a Keytos product, you’re harnessing technology whose cryptographic foundation meets the highest level of trust.
3) Industry Recognition: Beyond government sectors, FIPS validation is a beacon of quality and security. Many businesses, regardless of their scale, trust FIPS as a hallmark of excellence and security when choosing their tools and solutions.
4) Global Acknowledgment: While FIPS is a U.S. standard, its prestige is global. Organizations across the world, especially those collaborating with the U.S. government or American businesses, deeply value and respect FIPS validation. …speaking of, did you know that EZCA, the first-ever cloud-based PKI service, is now available in Europe?
Using FIPS certified components doesn’t mean our journey ends here. It’s a significant step, but it also reinforces our promise to always provide solutions that adhere to the highest standards of security, quality, and trust. It’s about ensuring our clients’ peace of mind when they interact with our tools and trust us with their data.
To wrap things up here, FIPS is not just another certification for us – it’s a testament to our commitment to excellence in data security. Rest assured; your data is safe with Keytos!
Speaking of compliance, we understand that some organizations are required to retain full ownership of their cryptographic keys. That said, all our tools allow your organization to “bring your own” infrastructure & HSMs! Run Keytos’ solutions in tandem with your existing infrastructure!