Standards and Certification
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140 series of publications to coordinate the requirements and standards for cryptographic modules. Products to be validated to the FIPS-140-2 standard are evaluated and tested by the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) which is jointly operated by NIST in the US and the Computer Security Division of the Canadian Government. A cryptographic module must meet all the standards of FIPS-140-2 including the standards for algorithm implementations before it is validated as FIPS-140-2 compliant. See more »
More information: FIPS-140-2 standard (pdf)
DIPCOG - The Defence Infosec Product Co-operation Group is a UK Ministry of Defence forum run by a committee composed of representatives primarily from the MoD and CESG. The aim of DIPCOG is to provide an interface between the MoD and vendors of IT security products and services. Being a CCTM certified product DESlock+ (V3.27) is recommended by DIPCOG for MoD use.
OPSWAT Certification verifies that security applications are compatible with leading network and technology solutions, so that users experience fewer issues. A high level of compatibility for security applications is important for home users and students, system administrators, and software vendors.