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OpenSSL gets FIPS certification
U.S. federal agencies must use FIPS-compliant products to secure networks carrying unclassified but sensitive data.
The OpenSSL library uses the Advanced Encryption Standard, the Data Encryption Standard, the Digital Signature Algorithm, FIPS-mode RSA and the FIPS-qualified Secure Hash Algorithm-1, or SH-1.
Software testing was sponsored by the Defense Department's Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support Program, Hewlett-Packard Co., OSSI, PreVal Specialists Inc., OpenSSL developers and the Domus IT Security Laboratory of Ottawa, which did the validation testing.
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