JACKSON — Bomgar Corporation has been awarded a Level 2 Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS) 140-2 Validation: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules for its B200, B300 and B400 appliances and version 10.6.2 software.
FIPS 140-2 validation is a requirement for any cryptographic product, which will be used in a U.S. government agency network.
According to Bomgar, it is the only remote support solution to achieve independent FIPS 140-2 certification and accreditation, ensuring its customers’ data remains safe from the most sophisticated methods of intrusion.
Scott Braynard, vice president of public sector at Bomgar, said, “Government agencies handle high-profile, confidential information that should never be put at risk to fall into the wrong hands. This acknowledgment further fulfills our promise to provide our customers with the highest degree of security, assurance and dependability with the Bomgar remote support solution.”
The FIPS 140-2 standard is a joint effort by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States, and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), under the Canadian government. The Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), headed by NIST, provides module and algorithm testing for FIPS 140-2, which applies to federal agencies using validated cryptographic modules to protect sensitive government data in computer and telecommunication systems. FIPS 140-2 was the main input document for developing ISO/IEC 19790 and is gaining worldwide recognition as an important benchmark for third-party validations of encryption products of all kinds.
In order to expedite the FIPS 140-2 validation process, Bomgar partnered with Corsec Security Inc., a consulting firm with almost 14 years of validation experience.
In a separate item, Bon-Ton has switched to Bomgar to provide remote IT support for its associates and point of sale (POS) systems.
A retail industry veteran, Bon-Ton employs more than 26,500 people across 23 states. Founded in 1898 as a one-room millinery and dry goods store in York, Pa., Bon-Ton has grown to a leading retail provider of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetic and home furnishing.
The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, and Milwaukee, Wis., operates 276 department stores, which include 11 furniture galleries, in 23 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates and in the Detroit area, under the Parisian nameplate.