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    FIPS 140-2

    I've recently became aware of FIPS 140-2. FIPS = Federal Information Processing Standard. A government computer security standard used to approve cryptographic modules.

    For quite some time the military's NEC (Network Enterprise Center) has been putting the choke-hold on BAS traffic on MIL networks (eg, certificates, vendor qualification, JAVA ver., or just plain 'NO' - with razor wire around the NO).

    I'm be told that you can pass BAS data in military networks using Tridium N4 front-end + JACE 8K using the FIPS 140-2 "IPsec".

    Anyone have any experience with FIPS 140-2?

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    Speak English please. Wish I could understand what you are referring to. Sounds interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tridiumtech View Post
    I've recently became aware of FIPS 140-2. FIPS = Federal Information Processing Standard. A government computer security standard used to approve cryptographic modules.

    For quite some time the military's NEC (Network Enterprise Center) has been putting the choke-hold on BAS traffic on MIL networks (eg, certificates, vendor qualification, JAVA ver., or just plain 'NO' - with razor wire around the NO).

    I'm be told that you can pass BAS data in military networks using Tridium N4 front-end + JACE 8K using the FIPS 140-2 "IPsec".

    Anyone have any experience with FIPS 140-2?
    No, but you can thank the need for the unlimited strength jurisdiction policy files due to this. Whether you use it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermofridge View Post
    Speak English please. Wish I could understand what you are referring to. Sounds interesting.
    Years ago I would joke with my DDC tech buddies, 'to keep a room warm or cool you got to an IT guy'.

    Like the 'modern' Q of the James Bond 'Sky Fall telling 007 "I could do more harm with my keyboard before my morning Earl Grey (English tea) than you can do with your gun". Often so, but the mech guys who 'turn a wrench' (aka, 'the gun') to keep the HVAC gear top-notch are at the top of my list. If you put the HOA switch in Hand and the gear can't run in basic operation, the best code or IT 'pony express' mail service means for little. Hats off for the guys who keeps the chillers, boilers, AHUs, etc in working order.

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    This is a common issue with all government installations. If the network is internal there should be a process to certify it on their network. If you have some need to go outside of their network is probably where you will have issues. I have seen and worked on plenty of BAS systems that are attached to government networks all just depends on the process.

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    AX has FIPS option as well.
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