Cyber security threats are real and dangerous. Government agencies in particular find themselves in constant risk of a breach and require state-of-the-art networking solutions to properly assess and battle any potential threats.

MRV Communications made strides in combating these network vulnerabilities with the announcement of their completion of the re-validation process for Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 for its LX Series solution. The LX Series Out-of-Band Networking (OOBN) solution was the first OOBN solution to gain FIPS 140-2 validation back in 2007 and its latest certification reaffirms MRV’s position as an industry leader that provides highly secure networking solutions for federal government agencies in the U.S. and Canada. ^2E68A39129DBB62FB9533A63B1EF4E6E8D30D0FC5546916031^pimgpsh_fullsize_distr

Haven’t heard of FIPS 140-2? Well, it’s a required federal government security standard in the U.S. and Canada for cryptography modules that include both hardware and software components. Solutions that are FIPS 140-2 certified, such as MRV’s LX Series, offer higher degrees of network security, as well as remote management data encryption, digital signatures, information protection and much more.

“All U.S. and Canadian federal agencies face cyber security threats that are growing in frequency and intensity and, as a result, network operators face a daunting challenge to ensure that the management of the network infrastructure is as secure as the data traveling over the network itself,” commented Adam Scheer, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Corporate Development for MRV Communications. “MRV’s recent completion of the FIPS 140-2 certification demonstrates our steadfast commitment to protecting our customers’ mission-critical networks. Consistent with MRV’s standard practice, our new software release can be deployed on currently installed LX Series devices, thereby protecting and maximizing our customers’ LX investments.”

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