By Joshua Brickman-Oracle on Jan 13, 2015
Oracle is pleased to announce that the Acme Packet 3820 and Acme Packet 4500 Session Border Controllers (Firmware version: c6.3 and Hardware Part Number: A1) have each achieved a FIPS 140-2 validation with overall compliance at Level 2 of the FIPS standard. Conformance with the FIPS 140-2 standard provides assurance to government and industry purchasers that products are correctly implementing cryptographic functions as the FIPS 140-2 standard specifies.
FIPS 140-2 is a mandatory public sector procurement requirement in both the United States and Canada for any product claiming or providing encryption.
The FIPS 140-2 program is jointly administered by the US and Canada. In the US, the program is administered by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) through the CMVP (Cryptographic Module Validation Program). In Canada, the program is administered by the Communications Security Establishment of the Government of Canada (CSEC).
The Acme Packet 3820 and Acme Packet 4500 are one rack unit (1U) platforms that feature Oracle’s purpose-built hardware design tightly integrated with Acme Packet OS, to provide the critical controls for delivering trusted, real-time communications—voice, video, and application data sessions—across Internet Protocol (IP) network borders.
These platforms support a full range of product configurations including Network Interface Units (NIUs) and Secure Services Modules (SSMs) that accelerate compute-intensive tasks, such as encryption and transcoding. They also feature carrier-class high availability (HA) and Network Equipment Building Systems (NEBS) certification to ensure nonstop operation and survivability in the most business-critical services and applications.
The Acme Packet 3820 and Acme Packet 4500 support the Oracle Communications Session Border Controller software that integrates controls for real-time communications signaling and media.
The Acme Packet 3820 (Firmware Version: c6.3 and Hardware Part Number: A1) was awarded certificate #2312, while the Acme Packet 4500 (Firmware Version: c6.3 and Hardware Part Number: A1) was awarded certificate #2313. Both certificates and their accompanying public Security Policies can be viewed on the CMVP website .
For more information on Oracle’s participation in the FIPS 140-2 validation program, please visit the main FIPS 140-2 information page . For a complete list of Oracle products with FIPS 140-2 validations and Common Criteria certifications, please see the Security Evaluations website .