C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Persistent Systems’ MPU5 gets FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validation

31 July 2018

Persistent Systems’ MPU5 radio has been certified by the US government to meet basic security for a cryptographic module as well as the requirements for enhanced physical security.

The company received the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 in July 2018 for its MPU5 Wave Relay mobile ad-hoc networking (MANET) technology. FIPS 140-2 is overseen by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and validates the cryptographic security of a device to ensure that it can protect sensitive information.

There are multiple levels of FIPS intended to cover the wide range of potential applications and environments in which cryptographic modules may be employed, according to NIST.

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