We are happy to announce the Thales ProtectServer 2 HSMs are now FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated with Firmware Version 5.06.01 (CMVP Certificate # 4179). Thales is committed to ensuring the highest security and compliance by protecting all encryption keys in FIPS 140-2 Level 3 since it is the industry benchmark and best practice.
It’s recommend that all customers who intend to run FIPS validated firmware must download firmware version 5.06.01 available on the Thales Support Portal:
FIPS 140-2 is an updated Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS). FIPS 140 standards define the security requirements for cryptographic modules, set out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). To learn more visit the What is FIPS 140-2 and Why Is It Important FAQ.