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FIPS 140

Cisco is a leader in securing FIPS 140 validations and is dedicated to information assurance, complying to standards for both product depth and breadth. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140 is a U.S. and Canadian government standard that specifies security requirements for cryptographic modules. A cryptographic module is defined as "the set of hardware, software, and/or firmware that implements approved security functions (including cryptographic algorithms and key generation) and is contained within the cryptographic boundary." The cryptographic module is what is being validated.

TRIAD's Global Certification Team and TRIAD's Common Security Modules Team implemented an innovative approach to expedite FIPS certifications. They developed a crypto module that is already FIPS-validated and can be embedded in Cisco products. Because the crypto module is already FIPS-validated, the Cisco product can claim compliance to FIPS 140.

The compliance process verifies that the Cisco product has implemented cryptography according to standards, and all applications that use cryptography do so correctly. Upon verification, the FIPS compliance process is complete and the product is considered to be FIPS-compliant by the virtue of using a FIPS-validated cryptographic module.

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FIPS 140-2 Compliance Review

Expediting FIPS Certifications with an innovative approach using FIPS validated crypto modules. The TRIAD's Global Certification Team and TRIAD's Common Security Modules Team has implemented a model of FIPS compliance when Cisco product has embedded a FIPS validated cryptographic library.

The compliance process verifies that the Cisco product has implemented cryptography according to standards and all applications that use cryptography, do so correctly, then a FIPS Compliance process is completed and the product is considered to be FIPS compliant by the virtue of using a FIPS validated cryptographic module.

Table 1. Current FIPS 140 Certifications

Cert / TN Number Certification Subtypes Title External Certification
0821 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 ASA 5510, ASA 5520 and ASA 5540 #821 Certification
0872 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 PIX 525 and PIX 535 #872 Certification
0877 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 7206VXR NPE-G1, 7206VXR NPE-G2 and 7301 with VAM2+ and 7206VXR NPE-G2 with VSA #877 Certification
0879 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 PIX 515 and PIX 515E #879 Certification
0906 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 ASA 5505 and ASA 5550 #906 Certification
0913 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco Aironet LWAPP AP1131AG and AP1242AG Wireless LAN Access Points #913 Certification
0948 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Secure ACS FIPS Module Certification
0955 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 4402 and 4404 Wireless LAN Controllers #955 Certification
0957 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 6506, 6506-E, 6509 and 6509-E Switches with Wireless Services Module (WiSM) #957 Certification
0958 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 3750G Integrated Wireless LAN Controller #958 Certification
0969 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 MDS 9000 Series running NX-OS 3.2(2c) or 4.1(3a) Certification
0975 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 3201 Wireless Mobile Interface Card with thermal plates #975 Certification
1016 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Secure Services Client FIPS Module #1016 Certification
1028 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 2851 ISRs with AIM-VPN/SSL-2 #1028 Certification
1029 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 3825 and Cisco 3845 ISRs with AIM-VPN/SSL-3 #1029 Certification
1030 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 2811 and 2821 ISRs with AIM-VPN/SSL-2 #1030 Certification
1031 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 1841 with AIM-VPN/SSL-1 and Cisco 2801 with AIM-VPN/SSL-2 ISRs #1031 Certification
1033 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 3825 ISRs with AIM-VPN/EPII-Plus and 3845 ISRs with AIM-VPN/HPII-Plus #1033 Certification
1034 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 2851 IISRs with AIM-VPN/EPII-Plus #1034 Certification
1035 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 2811 and Cisco 2821 ISRs with AIM-VPN/EPII-Plus #1035 Certification
1036 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 1841 ISRs with AIM-VPN/BPII-Plus and 2801 ISRs with AIM-VPN/EPII-Plus #1036 Certification
1037 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 1841 and 2801 ISRs #1037 Certification
1038 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 2811 and Cisco 2821 ISRs #1038 Certification
1039 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 2851 ISR #1039 Certification
1040 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 3825 and Cisco 3845 ISRs #1040 Certification
1139 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 3271 High Performance Mobile Access Router Card (HMARC) #1139 Certification
1141 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco ASA 5505, 5510, 5520, 5540 and 5550 Security Appliances #1141 Certification
1148 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone 7921G and 7925G Certification
1153 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 6506, Cat 6506-E, Cat 6509 and Cat 6509-E Switches with Cat 6500 Series VPN Services Port Adapter (ws-ipsec-2 and ws-ipsec-3) #1153 Certification
1155 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 6506, 6506-E, 6509 and 6509-E Switches with Cat 6500 Series VPN Services Port Adapter (ws-ipsec-2 and ws-ipsec-3) #1155 Certification
1188 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco Aironet Lightweight AP1131, AP1142, AP1242, AP1252 and AP1522 Wireless LAN Access Points #1188 Certification
1206 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 3750G Integrated Wireless LAN Controller #1206 Certification
1213 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 4402 and 4404 Wireless LAN Controllers #1213 Certification
1242 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 6506, 6506-E, 6509 and 6509-E Switches with Wireless Services Module (WiSM) #1242 Certification
1390 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco ASR 1002f, ASR 1002 with ESP5 or ESP10, ASR 1004 with RP 1 or RP 2 and ESP10 or ESP20, and ASR 1006 with dual RP 1 or dual RP 2 and dual ESP10 or dual ESP20 Certification
1425 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 3750G Integrated Wireless LAN Controller #1425 Certification
1434 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 6506, 6506-E, 6509 and 6509-E Switches with Wireless Services Module (WiSM) #1434 Certification
1435 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 4402 and 4404 Wireless LAN Controllers #1435 Certification
1436 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco ASA 5505, 5510, 5520, 5540, 5550, 5580-20 and 5580-40 Security Appliances 8.3.2 and 8.3.2 #1436 Certification
1446 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco Aironet Lightweight AP1522, AP1524PS and AP1524SB Wireless LAN Access Points #1446 Certification
1447 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 5508 Wireless LAN Controller #1447 Certification
1448 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco Aironet Lightweight AP1131, AP1142, AP1242, AP1252, AP1262, CAP3502e and CAP3502i Wireless LAN Access Points #1448 Certification
1455 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 7206VXR NPE-G2 with VSA Certification
1496 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) FIPS module (cryptolib) Certification
1497 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) FIPS module (NSS) Certification
1520 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 1905, Cisco 1921, Cisco 1941, Cisco 2901, Cisco 2911 and Cisco 2921 Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) Certification
1521 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 2951, Cisco 3925 and Cisco 3945 Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) Certification
1529 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 881, Cisco 881G and Cisco 891 Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) Certification
1533 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Nexus 7010 Series running NX-OS 5.2(4) Certification
1534 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Nexus 7018 Series running NX-OS 5.2(4) Certification
1560 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 3925E and 3945E ISRs #1560 Certification
1621 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 7606-S and 7609-S Routers with Supervisor SUP720-3B Certification
1639 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco 5940 Embedded Services Routers Certification
1643 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Common Cryptographic Module (C3M) Certification
1647 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Unified IP Phone 6901 and 6911 v 9.3.1 SR 1 - FIPS Change Letter Certification
1650 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Unified IP Phone 6921, 6941, 6945 and 6961 v 9.4 SR 1 - FIPS Change Letter Certification
1657 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 3560X and 3750X Series running IOS 15.0(2)SE2 Certification
1668 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Common Cryptographic Module (C3M) Certification
1689 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Unified IP Phone 7906G, 7911G, 7931G, 7941G, 7942G, 7945G, 7961G, 7961GE, 7962G, 7965G, 7970G, 7971G, 7971GE and 7975G v 9.4(2) Certification
1700 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 881W and Cisco 881GW Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) Certification
1717 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 6500E Series w/ Sup2T running IOS 15.0(1)SY2 Certification
1728 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 6506, 6506-E, 6509 and 6509-E Switches with Wireless Services Modules-2 (WiSM2) #1728 Certification
1818 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco EX60 and EX90 TelePresence Systems Certification
1823 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco Telepresence C40, C60, and C90 Codecs Certification
1824 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Telepresence C20 Codec Certification
1829 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 5508 Wireless LAN Controller #1829 Certification
1853 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 4402 and 4404 Wireless LAN Controllers #1853 Certification
1875 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 6506, 6506-E, 6509, and 6509-E Switches with Wireless Services Modules (WiSMs) #1875 Certification
1888 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco Aironet 1552E Outdoor Access Point #1888 Certification
1907 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco Aironet CAP3602E and CAP3602I Wireless LAN Access Points #1907 Certification
1909 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 6506, 6506-E, 6509 and 6509-E Switches with Wireless Services Modules-2 (WiSM2) #1909 Certification
1918 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco 7600 Series Routers with Supervisor RSP720 Certification
1932 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco ASA 5505, ASA 5510, ASA 5520, ASA 5540, ASA 5550, ASA 5580-20, ASA 5580-40, ASA 5585-X SSP-10, 5585-X SSP-20, 5585-X SSP-40 and 5585-X SSP-60 Security Appliances Certification
1935 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco 5915 Embedded Services Routers Certification
1940 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 IOS Common Cryptographic Module (IC2M) Certification
1942 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 4500X Series running IOS-XE 3.3(1)SG Certification
1982 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 4500E Series w/ Sup7E and Sup7LE running IOS-XE 3.3(1)SG Certification
2002 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 6K MA2.bubb FIPS CL Certification
2034 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 FIPS Object Module (FOM) Certification
2065 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 5508 Wireless LAN Controller 7.0.240.0 or 7.0.250.0 #2065 Certification
2075 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 6506, 6506-E, 6509 and 6509-E Switches with Wireless Services Modules-2 (WiSM2) #2075 Certification
2090 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 ASR 1K XE 3.7.2ts Certification
2091 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 ONS 9.8 Certification
2093 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 3560C, 3560X, 3750X Series running IOS 15.0(2)SE4 Certification
2100 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 FIPS Object Module (FOM) Certification
2116 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cat 4500E Series w/ Sup7E and Sup7LE and Cat 4500X running IOS-XE 3.5(2)E Certification
2125 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco ACT2Lite Module - FIPS L1 Certification
2145 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 ISR G2s (1900s, 2900s, 3900s) - Cert # 2145 Certification
2146 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 ISR G2s (1941W, 800s) - Cert # 2146 Certification
2152 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 ISR G2s (2900s, 3900s, VG350) - Cert # 2152 Certification
2160 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 ISR G2s (1900s, 800s) - Cert # 2160 Certification
2176 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco ASA 5500, 5500-x, 5585 Series v9.1.5 - FIPS L2 Change Letter Certification
2241 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 ESR 5900 - 5915 and 5940 Certification
2242 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 ESR 5900s- XES XPedite 5205 Certification
2244 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 ESR 5900s: 5921 Certification
2246 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco ASA Service Module (SM) N/A
2252 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Nexus 7700 Series running NX-OS 6.2(2a) Certification
2253 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Nexus 7000 Series running NX-OS 6.2(2a) Certification
2270 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 15454 ONS FIPS Certification
2278 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 4451-X Integrated Services Router (ISR) #2278 (with PVDM4-32, PVDM4-64, PVDM4-128, and PVDM4-256) Certification
2301 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 IC2M Rel3 (1.5.2) Certification
2341 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cat 3650 and Cat 3850 Series running IOS-XE 3.6.0aE Certification
2363 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 5760 Wireless Lan Controller (WLC) running IOS-XE 3.6.0aE Certification
2365 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 Cisco 5508 WLAN Controller Certification
2388 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 IOS Common Crypto Module (IC2M Rel5) Certification
2393 FIPS - 140-2 SL2 ISR4451-X_ISR4431_IOS XE 3.13 Certification
FIPS-Comp0001 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Virtual Private Network (VPN) Client Certification
FIPS-Comp0002 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Network Access Control (NAC) Certification
FIPS-Comp0003 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 AnyConnect Virtual Private Network (VPN) Client Certification
FIPS-Comp0004 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) S670 Certification
FIPS-Comp0005 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Email Security Appliance (ESA) C670 Certification
FIPS-Comp0006 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Certification
FIPS-Comp0007 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA) V8.0 Certification
FIPS-Comp0008 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Unified Communications Manager Certification
FIPS-Comp0009 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Certification
FIPS-Comp0010 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 1.1 Certification
FIPS-Comp0011 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco ACS v5.3 Certification
FIPS-Comp0012 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco ACS v5.2 Certification
FIPS-Comp0013 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Certification
FIPS-Comp0014 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility - Mobile Certification
FIPS-Comp0015 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 MDS 9K running NX-OS 5.2(6) Certification
FIPS-Comp0016 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Nexus 5000 switches (Nexus 2000 managed by N5K) Certification
FIPS-Comp0017 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco WebEx Meeting Server CWMS 1.5.1 FIPS CR Certification
FIPS-Comp0018 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Prime NCS Certification
FIPS-Comp0019 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Identity Services Engine v1.2 Certification
FIPS-Comp0020 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Intrusion Prevention System( IPS) Certification
FIPS-Comp0021 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cat 2960C, 2960S, 2960SF, 3560C, 3560v2, 3750v2 Certification
FIPS-Comp0022 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 MDS 9K running NX-OS 6.2(1) Certification
FIPS-Comp0023 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Unity Connection 8.6.1 Certification
FIPS-Comp0024 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) 7.7 Certification
FIPS-Comp0025 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 ASR9K/CRS-1/3 Certification
FIPS-Comp0026 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 MDS 9K running NX-OS 6.2(5) Certification
FIPS-Comp0027 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 TC 6.2.1 Compliance Review Certification
FIPS-Comp0028 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Unity Connect - IP Phones 7821, 7841, 7845, 7861 Certification
FIPS-Comp0029 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Unity Connect - IP Phones 8961, 9951, 9971 Certification
FIPS-Comp0030 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 ACS 5.5 - FIPS CR Certification
FIPS-Comp0031 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Nexus 3K running 6.0(2) Certification
FIPS-Comp0032 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Nexus 5K running 6.0(2) Certification
FIPS-Comp0033 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Nexus 6K running 6.0(2) Certification
FIPS-Comp0034 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Nexus 9K running 6.1(2) Certification
FIPS-Comp0035 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco TelePresence VCS v8.1 FIPS CR Certification
FIPS-Comp0036 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cat 4948E running 15.2.1E Certification
FIPS-Comp0037 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA) v8.0.2 Certification
FIPS-Comp0038 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco TelePresence Codec 7.1.3 - FIPS CR Certification
FIPS-Comp0039 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco TelePresence VCS 8.2 - FIPS CR Certification
FIPS-Comp0040 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 WLAN MSE 8.0 Certification
FIPS-Comp0041 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco IP Phones 8861, 8851, 8841 v10.2.1 - FIPS CR Certification
FIPS-Comp0042 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Prime Infrastructure (PI) 2.2 Certification
FIPS-Comp0043 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco WebEx Meeting Server (CWMS) 2.0 (CR based on C3M) Certification
FIPS-Comp0044 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco Sourcefire 3D System v5.2 FIPS CR Certification
FIPS-Comp0045 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Unified Communications Manager (UCM) with Prime License Manager (PLM) 10.5.1 Certification
FIPS-Comp0046 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Unity Connection 10.5.1 Certification
FIPS-Comp0049 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco IP Phones 8811, 8841, 8851, 8861 v10.2.2 Certification
FIPS-Comp0050 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco TelePresence Codec 7.2 - FIPS CR Certification
FIPS-Comp0051 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco WebEx Meetings Server (CWMS) v2.5 Certification
FIPS-Comp0052 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 IM&P v10.5.1 Certification
FIPS-Comp0053 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cisco WebEx Meeting Server CWMS 1.5.1 Certification
FIPS-Comp0054 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cat 3650, 3850, 5760WLC running IOS-XE 3.6E Certification
FIPS-Comp0055 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cat 4500X, 4500XF, 4K-Sup7E, 4K-Sup7LE, 4K-Sup8E running IOS-XE 3.6E Certification
FIPS-Comp0056 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 AnyConnect v4.0 Certification
FIPS-Comp0057 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 CSR 1000v (Ultra) on XE 3.10.2 Certification
FIPS-Comp0058 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Jabber 10.6 (Windows) Compliance review based on FOM4.0 Certification
FIPS-Comp0059 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 Cat 2960C, 2960S, 2960SF, 2960X, 2960XR, 3560C, 3560X, 3750X Series running IOS 15.2(2)E Certification
FIPS-Comp0060 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 ISR 800s on IOS 15.4(3)M Certification
FIPS-Comp0061 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 ASR 1000 Series XE 3.13 Certification
FIPS-Comp0062 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 IP Phones 7811, 7821, 7841, 7861 v 10.3 Certification
FIPS-Comp0063   ISE v1.4 FIPS Compliance Review Certification
FIPS-Comp0064 FIPS - 140-2 SL1 ESA AsyncOS 9.0 Certification