Chapter 7 FIPS 140-2 Compliance in Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux provides a set of cryptographic libraries, services, and user level cryptographic applications that are validated at Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2.

FIPS Publication 140-2, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, specifies the security requirements that must be satisfied by a cryptographic module that is used within a security system to protect sensitive but unclassified information. The NIST/CSE Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) validates cryptographic modules to FIPS 140-2. Validated products are accepted by the Federal agencies of both the USA and Canada for the protection of sensitive or designated information.