Gigamon, the worldwide leader in network visibility and analytics, today announced it has been awarded a Level 2 Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS) 140-2 validation for its TLS/SSL inline decryption process. The FIPS 140-2 validation empowers Gigamon to meet growing demand from federal agencies and their contractors that require strict security standards to protect sensitive information.
“Government networks contain classified and other highly sensitive information that requires strong protection to mitigate the risks of being compromised or falling into the wrong hands,” said John Evans, Chief Technology Advisor at World Wide Technology (WWT), a partner with Gigamon on several large government programs. “Due to the increasing sophistication of threats, including nation-state actors, network security remains an urgent priority across the public sector. The Gigamon FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validation provides the level of security required by government agencies during these unprecedented times.”
Like private industry, government agencies’ InfoSec teams were forced to adapt overnight to a fluid workforce to ensure their organizations’ data remains secure on- and off-premises. As agencies modernize their systems, they are faced with well-financed, motivated adversaries and an expanding attack surface, creating evolving challenges to protect high-value, sensitive data.
“Gigamon is committed to ensuring the highest level of security capabilities within our products,” said Dennis Reilly, Vice President of Public Sector at Gigamon. “With a focus on satisfying the needs of our federal customers, the FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validation for our inline decryption platform validates our ability to meet or exceed government requirements.”
This latest validation fortifies the leading security market position Gigamon holds in the industry. Additional Gigamon certifications that meet U.S. government requirements include: FIPS 140-2 (Level 1) validation, inclusion in Department of Defense (DoD) approved product list (DoDIN APL), NIAP Common Criteria, USGv6 accredited and Authorization to Operate (ATO) declarations on all levels of classifications for U.S. DoD. In order to obtain the FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validation, Gigamon selected Booz-Allen Hamilton, a top provider of comprehensive U.S. standards-based security testing services for IT and cryptographic products. A copy of the Gigamon validation can be found here.
Gigamon is the first company to deliver unified network visibility and analytics on all information-in-transit, from raw packets to apps, across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure. We aggregate, transform and analyze network traffic to solve for critical performance and security needs, including rapid threat detection and response, freeing your organization to drive digital innovation. Gigamon has been awarded over 75 technology patents and enjoys industry-leading customer satisfaction with more than 3,000 organizations, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100 and hundreds of government and educational organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Gigamon operates globally. For the full story on how Gigamon can help you to run fast, stay secure and optimize, please visit www.gigamon.com.