What is the Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP)?

Strong cryptography improves the security of systems and the information they process. IT users also enjoy the enhanced availability in the marketplace of secure applications through cryptography.

In July 1995, NIST and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) established the Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP). This program focuses on validation testing for NIST recommended, and FIPS 140-2 approved http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/fips/fips140-2/fips1402.pdf , cryptographic algorithms.

Vendors interested in validating the cryptographic implementations used within their products may select an accredited laboratory to conduct testing of these implementations. Upon successful completion of the testing, vendors get listed on NISTs validation list(s) on their web sites

Quest provides enterprise-wide solutions for cybersecurity, identity and access management (IAM), credential management, federation, compliance auditing and reporting.

Quest Products that are CAVP certified or compliant:

  • Quest One Authorization Policy Server
  • Password Manager
  • Quest vWorkspace – MokaFive Suite
  • Quest Authentication Services
  • Quest One Identity Manager
  • InTrust
  • Quest One Privileged Password Manager
  • Quest One Privileged Session Manager

To learn more about all certifications: http://www.quest.com/public-sector/government-certifications.aspx

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