|[November 14, 2012]
nCircle Sponsors Development of Open Source, FIPS 140-2 Compliant Versions of SSL, SSH
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
nCircle, the leader in information
risk and security performance management, today announced completion
of a project to deliver a FIPS 140-2 compliant version of OpenSSH using
OpenSSL. nCircle sponsored the development and validation of this
software in partnership with the OpenSSL
Software Foundation, ensuring it would be shared with the open
Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) is a U.S. federal
government encryption standard published by the National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST). The standard is widely used by federal
agencies and has been adopted by the Canadian government's Communication
Security Establishment and is jointly admnistered by these bodies
through the Cryptographic Module Validation Programme.
"nCircle has been a participant in the open source software community
for over ten years," said Rich Gaushell, director of engineering for
nCircle. "We rely on open source software in our day-to-day operations
and in our products, and we value the open source community. We're
pleased to partner with the OpenSSL Foundation to create a FIPS 140-2
compliant version of OpenSSH in a way that ensures the OpenSSL
validation by NIST can be maintained."
"nCircle's sponsorship of this project has been instrumental in bringing
it to fruition," said Steve Marquess, president for the OpenSSL Software
Foundation. "A FIPS 140-2 compliant version of OpenSSH is valuable for
any software company working with the U.S. or Canadian governments."
nCircle is the leading provider of information
risk and security performance management solutions to more than
6,500 businesses and government agencies worldwide. nCircle
solutions enable enterprises of all sizes to (1) automate compliance
and reduce risk, and (2) measure and compare the performance of their IT
security program with their own goals and industry peers. nCircle
solutions may be deployed on a customer's premises, as a cloud-based
service, or in combination, for maximum flexibility and value.
nCircle has won numerous awards
for growth, innovation, customer satisfaction and technology leadership
and has been ranked among the top 100 best places to work in the San
Francisco Bay Area. nCircle is headquartered in San Francisco, CA (News - Alert), with
regional offices throughout the United States and in London and Toronto.
To learn how you can more effectively protect your company visit us at http://www.ncircle.com.
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