Is Symantec Endpoint Encryption a validated FIPS 140-1 and FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Module?

Article:TECH164126  |  Created: 2011-07-07  |  Updated: 2011-07-07  |  Article URL
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 You need to know if Symantec Endpoint Encryption(SEE) and/or Guardian Edge Hard Drive (GEHD) encryption is a validated FIPS 140-1 and/or 140-2 Cryptographic Module.


 Yes, both SEE and GEHD are validated FIPS 140-1 and 140-2 Cryptographic Modules.

Here is the link to the NIST Falidated FIPS 140-1 and 140-2

Here is the link to the Certificate.

Here is the details of the Symantec section:

Cert# Vendor / CST Lab Cryptographic Module
Level / Description

1463 Symantec Corporation
350 Ellis St, PO Box 7011
Mountain View, CA 94043

-Rama Vissapragada 
TEL: 650-527-0217 
FAX: 650-527-1984

CST Lab: NVLAP 100432-0

Encryption Plus Cryptographic Library
(Software Version: 1.0.5)

Validated to FIPS 140-2

Security Policy 


Software 12/21/2010 Overall Level: 1 


-Operational Environment: Tested as meeting Level 1 with Mac OS X (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit) (single-user mode)

-FIPS-approved algorithms: AES (Cert. #1420); HMAC (Cert. #838); SHS (Cert. #1288); RNG (Cert. #777)

-Other algorithms: N/A

Multi-chip standalone

"The Encryption Plus Cryptographic Library (EPCL) provides cryptographic services to the Symantec Corporation for Symantec, GuardianEdge, Encryption Anywhere, and Encryption Plus families of data protection products."

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